Doxycycline is an antibiotic that treats infections
caused by susceptible bacteria. It is commonly used to fight infections
transmitted by ticks. This medication treats Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain
spotted fever, toxoplasmosis, leptospirosis, ehrlichiosis, salmon poisoning,
chlamydia, and urinary tract infections (UTIs). Doxycycline may be administered
to multiple species.
Benefits of Doxycycline:
- Effective broad-spectrum antibiotic that treats a
variety of infections
- Fights diseases transmitted by ticks
- Treats urinary tract infections (UTIs)
- Useful in a number of species, including cats, dogs,
- Low-cost generic
- Easy administration of oral tablets or capsules
Doxycycline is used in animals by prescription only.
Not for use in humans. Do not administer to any animal to which it was
Review package directions and warnings before use.
The directions below represent a typical usage. Follow
the specifications of your veterinarian's prescription.
- Give dogs 2 to 5 mg per pound of body weight every
12 to 24 hours.
- Give cats 2 mg per pound of body weight every 12
hours. Provide a moist treat after dosing.
- Give horses 5 to 10 mg per pound of body weight every
12 hours (use in horses is generally reserved for treatment of ehrlichiosis).
- Administer oral tablets or capsules directly from
hand to mouth.
- Administer doses with or without food. However, do
not give this medication with dairy products (unless your veterinarian
has instructed you to do so), as they inhibit absorption of Doxycycline.
- Provide plenty of water to any animal being treated
with this antibiotic.
Frequency of Use:
Administer once or twice per day, as prescribed.
Do not stop giving Doxycycline before the completion
of the prescribed regimen. Symptoms may disappear before the infection
is fully treated.
Store out of reach of children and animals.
Keep in original container, tightly sealed, at controlled
room temperature. Protect from moisture, light, and heat. Do not store
in a bathroom.
It is a violation of Federal
Law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling.
Doxycycline is a broad-spectrum antibiotic. It is
indicated for use in multiple species for treating diseases transmitted
by ticks, chlamydia, urinary tract infections, and other conditions
associated with infection by susceptible bacteria.
For Use In: Cats, dogs, horses, others.
- Fights infections caused by tick bites, including
Lyme disease and many other bacterial infections
- Prescription-strength, low-cost generic product
- Easily given once or twice per day to multiple species
Doxycycline inhibits the production of proteins necessary
to the growth and reproduction of bacteria. Once the infection cannot
continue to spread, the immune system is able to eliminate it. Doxycycline's
broad-spectrum action works against a number of infections. Although
it is not FDA-approved for use in animals, veterinary prescriptions
Doxycycline requires a prescription.
Doxycycline tablets and capsules
active ingredient (per tablet or capsule): Doxycycline Hyclate 100 mg
Keep this product out of reach of children and animals.
Do not use or store in or near open flame or heat.
For animal use only. Doxycycline is intended only
for use in animals to which it has been prescribed.
Use as prescribed.
Continue administering the prescribed regimen, even
if symptoms appear to be cleared up. This is not an indication that
the infection is completely treated.
CAUTION: Dispose of unused Doxycycline
once it expires. Never administer this product once it expires, as doing
so may result in a dangerous syndrome that causes renal damage.
Do not use Doxycycline in pregnant or nursing animals.
Not for use in growing animals, as it may slow bone
growth and discolor teeth.
Use with caution in animals with impaired kidney
or liver function.
Do not administer this product concurrently with
dairy products unless told to do so by your veterinarian.
Not for use in animals with a hypersensitivity to
doxycycline or any tetracycline.
Doxycycline may cause diarrhea, vomiting, diminished
appetite, or drowsiness. If your pet's diarrhea is watery or bloody,
contact your veterinarian.
Administer antacids, iron and calcium supplements,
supplements providing vitamin and mineral combinations, and Pepto-Bismol
at least 1 hour prior to or 4 hours after a Doxycycline dose.
Tell your veterinarian if your pet takes warfarin
or digoxin. Consult your veterinarian before administering any other
drug or supplement to an animal taking Doxycycline.
If you know of or suspect an overdose, seek immediate
veterinary care. Signs may include diarrhea, vomiting, or loss of appetite.