In the following article, I would explain How Simplicef treats Staff infection in dogs?. Simplicef is an FDA approved antibiotic that helps to treat skin infections in dogs. It contains an active ingredient Cefpodoxime Proxetil, which is a broad-spectrum,third-generation cephalosporin antibiotic that helps to treat all types of bacterial infections of your pet’s skin.

How Dogs Develop a Staph Infection?

Simplicef treats Staph infection which is caused by Staphylococcus bacteria. This bacterium remains present on your pet’s body generally and shows no threats. Although, it commonly present in dogs and other animals’ bodies with no side effects.

But things become worst when a dog scratches its body through nails, mouth, or any other substance. Dogs do that because parasites live in their skin or other allergic problems. Repeatedly scratching and licking the body area causes wounds. 

Now STAPH BACTERIA enters the body through a wound and causes Staph Infection. Simplicef is the best antibiotic to treat this kind of skin disease. Staphylococcus infection is a serious skin problem in which skin becomes red, swollen, painful, and inflamed. It shows a pimple or boils like shape. Sometimes it may lead to a pus-filled sac and build a crust or cellulitis.

How Simplicef helps to Treat Staph Infection in Dogs?

Staph infection is a bacterial infection caused by staphylococcus bacteria. It damages dogs’ skin and internal body parts of dogs like ears, eyes, and nose, etc. Simplicef contains a Cefpodoxime drug, which clears this infection within a few days.

Your dog Veterinarian doctor may suggest a proper dosage of Simplicef antibiotic. It prohibited bacterial growth and helps to dry the pus-filled sac.

You must take precautionary measures like keep your dog and his surroundings clean and clear so that the bacteria never come back.

How Staph Infection can transmit to the human body?

Pus drain from the infected part which makes it more worst for both (you and your dog). Because a human body or you are also vulnerable to get a staph infection from your dog. If your dog has developed a staphylococcus infection then always follow the precautionary measures. Don’t try to puncture or pop fluid-filled sac or pus containing infected area on your own.

Wash your hands with hand sanitizing soap, use liquid sanitizer to prevent any bacterial infection. Staph infection may be transmitted from your dog’s body to yours.   

Staph Infections Types in Dogs

There are two types of staph infections in dogs. One is an external skin infection and the second is an internal infection in which staph bacteria infects your dog’s internal organs that make your dog ill. If your pet’s nose, eyes, ear are exposed to Contagious substances like infected syringes, needles, food, water, then it’s more likely to develop an internal staph infection in dogs. 

Internal staph infection in dogs’ symptoms includes fever, pain, tiredness, loss of appetite, hair loss, etc. Keep in mind that a staphylococcus infection may develop on any part of your dog’s body and may spread easily.  

If you’re seeing any staph infection symptoms in dogs then immediately bring your dog to a Veterinarian Doctor.

A Veterinarian would suggest some antibiotic treatment for your dog. Simplicef (Cefpodoxime Proxetil) is the best antibiotic to treat staph infection in dogs.

Cefpodoxime Proxetil for Staph Infection in Dogs

Simplicef contains cefpodoxime proxetil, present in 100mg and 200mg dosage is available to treat skin infections of dogs. But before using cefpodoxime proxetil drug, you need to know about its dosage, side effects, contraindications, and precautions.

Simplicef Dosage for Staph Infection

A Veterinarian Doctor may suggest Simplicef antibiotic medication after viewing the severity of infection, your pet’s body weight and age, etc.

Commonly Simplicef dose for staph infection in dogs ranges from 5mg-10mg per one-kilogram body weight for three to twenty-one days (3-21).

Warning and Side Effects

Although, Simplicef antibiotic is a safe drug to treat staph infection in dogs. But in most rare cases it may show some side effects like;

  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Fever
  • Diarrhea
  • dry mouth etc

Discontinued the drug if you’re seeing any adverse reactions by using this medication. 

It is suggested that Re-visit your Veterinarian Doctor if you’re not seeing significant results by using Simplicef (Cefpodoxime Proxetil) Antibiotic for 3 days.

Can Staphylococcus Infection Kill Dog?

 If you’re trying to treat this infection at home and trying some Grandma techniques. Then keep in mind, they would never work.  Staph infection is harmful to your dog’s health and if left untreated, it may show life-threatening results for your dog.

Consult your doctor and the Veterinarian doctor would provide an antibiotic cream/ointment or shampoo for staph skin infection or oral antibiotic medicine for your dog. 

Home remedies like a cool water bath may be helpful for itching (which causes this infection) but it would never recover your dog from infectious diseases.


Young dogs whose immune system is not fully developed and old age dogs are more vulnerable to this disease. Always takes precautionary measures and immediately consult a Veterinarian doctor.

Read all about Simplicef

Categories: Simplicef

Doctor Xeeshan

Doctor Xeeshan

I am Doctor Xeeshan, located in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. In this blog, I am providing authentic information about dog breeds, diseases, medications, etc.


Leave a Reply

Avatar placeholder

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

close X

Try The Best Rated Dog Food On Amazon

Ancient grains like grain sorghum, millet, quinoa and chia seed are naturally high in fiber and rich in protein. Unchanged for thousands of years, different grains provide various nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and omega fatty acids.