Using Primor For Dogs: Everything You Need To Know

Read this article to learn abour Primor for dogs, the dosage for dogs, side effects, safety information and more.

Primor is a broad-spectrum antibiotic sometimes advised by vets as a treatment for bacterial infections. Primor contains two active ingredients, sulfadimethoxine and ormetropim. This combination is able to both help prevent the growth of bacteria as well as kill bacteria. Note that Primor is a prescription only medication and must not be used without consent of a professional.

Primor dosage for dogs

Primor is typically advised for use in dogs at one dose of 25 mg/lb Primor on day one of treatment, followed by 12.5 mg/lb once every 24 hours on the second day onwards for the duration of treatment. You should always complete the full course of treatment even if your dog appears to begin feeling better, unless serious complications prevent you from doing so.

Is Primor safe for dogs?

Primor is safe when used as directed by the vet, and you should never give Primor to your dog without first consulting your vet. Primor is unsafe for dogs afflicted with allergies to other sulfa type antibiotics.

Safety precautions

  • Never use Primor without veterinary approval and guidance
  • Avoid use in dogs with known allergies to other sulfa-based antibiotics
  • Notify the vet if your pet suffers from liver/kidney disease, blood dyscrasias, dehydration or is prone to kidney stones
  • Notify the vet of any supplements, vitamins and/or medicines your pet is taking
  • Provide plenty of water for your dog throughout treatment
  • Notify the vet if your dog is pregnant and/or lactating

Primor is a prescription only drug and as such should not be administered to your pet without professional approval and guidance on the specific dose suitable for your pet. Always complete the full course of antibiotic medication unless your pet suffers severe side effects.

Uses of Primor for dogs

Primor is an antibiotic used for curing:

  • Bacterial infections

The unique combination of sulfadimethoxine and ormetoprim has a dual action, both inhibiting bacterial growth as well as killing the infectious bacteria.

Side effects of Primor use in dogs

The most common side effects of Primor when given to dogs includes dry eyes, anemia, inflammation of the joints, rashes, kidney problems, fever, alterations in appetite and gastric symptoms such as vomiting/diarrhea. Notify the vet of these side effects as well as any which are unforeseen and troublesome to your pet.

Monitor your pet closely for signs of allergy (symptoms include difficulty breathing, swelling and hives) after administering this medication. If you notice an allergic reaction developing cease use of the medicine and seek emergency veterinary care. You should also seek immediate veterinary attention if your dog develops any other severe side effects after taking Primor.

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