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Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Does SIMPLICEF Make Dogs Thirsty | Cefpodoxime Review

If you're worried about your dog (taking antibiotic medication) behavior. Then you are in the right place. If you're observing that the dog is feeling more thirty and has dry mouth problems, then this article would answer your question "Does antibiotic medication make dogs thirsty?"

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How Simplicef Makes Dog Thirsty and Discomfort?

Simplicef 100mg/200mg tablet is the trademark of Zoetis Company. It contains a chemical ingredient or generic name, Cefpodoxime Proxetil. And, it's an FDA approved third generation, cephalosporin, antibiotic medicine for dogs and may be used for cats and other animals under the supervision of a Veterinarian.

Simplicef (cefpodoxime proxetil) is available in tablet form with 100mg and 200mg strength. A veterinarian doctor may suggest a dose for your pet. This antibiotic drug is specially formulated to treat dogs infection like 
  • Ear infection in dogs
  • Bladder infection in dogs
  • Skin infections in dogs
  • UTI (urinary tract infection) in dogs
  • For dogs staph infection
  • For dogs Kennel Cough
  • Stomach Infection
Simplicef is a third-generation, broad-spectrum antibiotic, which is used to treat both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. 

The dosage may be different for various types of infections. But, in general, for dogs, 5-10mg/kg or 2-4.5mg/lb is suggestible by Veterinarians. Always consult your Veterinarian Doctor before giving your pet medicine and never Overdose. 

Because over Simplicef overdose may result in some serious side effects and complications. Simplicef overdose may cause nausea, vomiting, rashes, and abdominal pain in dogs.

Does SIMPLICEF (Cefpodoxime Proxetil) Increase thirst in dogs?

Like any other antibiotic or cephalosporin drug, Cefpodoxime Proxetil or Simplicef may also disturb the stomach of your pet. It may generate heat in the stomach if taken without food or an empty stomach. The perfect way to take a Simplicef antibiotic for dogs is that it should be taken with food or a meal. 

In this situation, milk is the best liquid to consume. The small amount of milk will hydrate your pet's body and would provide essential nutrients like protein, calcium, etc to the body.

Hence, Simplicef may cause your dog thirsty, but in that situation, if your dog is taking this medicine without food or an empty stomach. Because, like another third-generation cephalosporin like Cefixime, etc. It also upset stomach when taken on an empty stomach and produces heat in the body (especially in the stomach). That heat may cause your pet's mouth dry and increases thirst.

Drinking a lot of water may decrease the burning effect in the stomach and thirst. Trying some other nutritional liquids like milk could be helpful for your dog which is taking antibiotic medication. Because milk provides good nutrients to the body and keeps the body hydrated. 

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