What are Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim (SMZ TMP) Tablets for Dogs and Cats?
- Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim are prescription antibiotics that treat a variety of bacterial infections.
- Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim Double Strength Tablets is the generic name of the brand Bactrim DS (Double Strength).
Why do cats and dogs use Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim Double Strength?
- Your veterinarian may prescribe Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim Double Strength tablets to treat a variety of bacterial infections.
- It may also be used to treat some types of parasitic infections.
- Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim will not treat viral infections.
What else should I know about Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim Double Strength?
- Allow your dog or cat access to plenty of fresh, clean water while giving Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim so they do not become dehydrated.
What problems could my dog or cat have with Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim Double Strength?
- There are many side effects of Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim.
- Common, but not usually serious, side effects include vomiting, reduced appetite, loose stools, and increased salivation after giving a dose.
- Dogs may develop the serious side effect of dry eye syndrome, or keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS). Signs of dry eye include redness, discharge from the eye, or increased blinking. Your veterinarian may test your dog's tear production. Contact your veterinarian if you see any of these signs.
How do you use Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim Double Strength?
- Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim may be given with or without food. Follow your veterinarian's directions.
What is in Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim Double Strength?
- Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim are sulfonamide antibiotics.
- These drugs disrupt the production of folic acid that some kinds of bacteria use for producing proteins.
Will I get what I see in the picture?
- Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim Double Strength is sold as an FDA approved generic drug. Brand may vary from order to order and variation to variation. We are unable to guarantee which brand will be available at the time of order shipment.
Is it important for my dog or cat to finish all of the Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim Double Strength?
- Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim are antibiotics. Resistance is a major concern when using antibiotics. To help avoid resistance, it is important for you to use this for as long as your veterinarian has prescribed, even if you dog or cat is looking and feeling better.
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Q & A
What is the daily dosage for a 60lb dog for a UTI??
Please consult your veterinarian for the daily dosage of this medication for your dog since it is available by prescription only. Dosage and duration may vary depending on the diagnosis, severity of infection and overall health of the pet.Verified Answer
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What is the dosage for a 50 pound goat of sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim?
VetRxDirect dispenses prescription medications for dogs and cats only.Verified Answer
Could I get this script in Trimethoprim - 80mg and Sulfamethoxazole - 400mg? ?
It looks like that strength is available however we do not carry it unfortunately. Thank you, VetRxDirectCommunity Answer
Must you have a script to purchase SMZ's from this site??
Yes, this medication does require a prescription. Thank you, VetRxDirectCommunity Answer
the doctor gave my dog this scripts but i have some my doctor me is it ok to give it are is it different one.?
Actually I use the same RX for my animals as long as They are the same strength and/or you know how to figure out what the correct dose is. You can easily tell your vet that you have and ask approximately how much your dog should be given. I have a stock pile of keflex as I get utis often. Every season when the fleas come out my dog is so allergic and even using flea medication on him that basically works by the flea biting him and it and eggs are rendered infertile. But again the flea has to bite him. So unfortunately he Notoriously Gets skin infections that are always treated with keflex. So I give him mine for the same duration as they are the same strength. Just ask your vet and he will understand unless he is a trying to make a buck on his own medications. I have started spraying my dogs both Down with Adams flea spray that helps deter flea and mosquitoes along with the once a month meds.Community Answer
Rinda, Prescriptions should never be shared, if your dog's veterinarian issued prescriptions for your dog, they should be filled and directions for use for your dog should be followed. You and your dog have a patient-prescriber relationship with your veterinarian, and prescriptions written by your veterinarian should be used for your dog only. If you have further questions, please contact your veterinarian. Thank you, VetRxDirectCommunity Answer