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My puppy has been diagnosed with metritis in Jordan. The vet prescribed Cefalexin & I was given a small clear packet with pills cut in half. The pills have no imprint nor is there any identifier label on the packet. This all seems very odd to me. However, I am new to vets & dogs, so I have no idea what ‘standard practice’ is in UK let alone how it differs from normal practice in Jordan. I acquired the puppy here in Jordan so I have no experience of UK vets. However, I thought all pills had to have imprints in order to identify.

When I approached the vet about imprinted alternatives, the conversation got awkward & so far nothing has been offered.
Would you give your dog these pills?
Any thoughts most appreciated.
 

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I don't know what the practice is in Jordan but regardless of where you are, the relationship between a vet and their client has to be based on trust. If you are unhappy, you might want to look for another vet.
 
Yes, I agree. The fact you raised your concerns with the vet, where he could of shown you the tub/box, named, that the pills came out from in order to put your mind at rest...at the very least. Over here you always have a printed label on any medications prescribed, stating animals name, your name, medication, dosage and duration of course. To me an unmarked, unlabelled bag of pills is odd, but also I have no idea of 'normal' practice in Jordan. I would enquire at another vets for sure...even if to just ask if this is usual or unusual, explain her condition (that this vet had diagnosed) and get her started on antibiotics/meds you are confident in as soon as you can. No harm getting a second opinion if you are worried.
 
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And another thought - is metritis only a post-delivery infection? You refer to this dog as a puppy, which I accept may just be an expression - but if it is an actual puppy, surely it hasn't been bred from?
 
And another thought - is metritis only a post-delivery infection? You refer to this dog as a puppy, which I accept may just be an expression - but if it is an actual puppy, surely it hasn't been bred from?

Yes, 7 months but not yet had heat or litter. Vet explained can come prior to or at the same time as heat, so this infection is not just after birth. Many of the articles talk as if so though.
 
Yes, I agree. The fact you raised your concerns with the vet, where he could of shown you the tub/box, named, that the pills came out from in order to put your mind at rest...at the very least. Over here you always have a printed label on any medications prescribed, stating animals name, your name, medication, dosage and duration of course. To me an unmarked, unlabelled bag of pills is odd, but also I have no idea of 'normal' practice in Jordan. I would enquire at another vets for sure...even if to just ask if this is usual or unusual, explain her condition (that this vet had diagnosed) and get her started on antibiotics/meds you are confident in as soon as you can. No harm getting a second opinion if you are worried.
Thank you all for responding.
Update is, vet did send a photo of manufacturer’s pill packet & I could see photo of pills on it did not have any imprint. She also phoned up to tell me
- all pills in Jordan are blank, no imprints
- apologise that label was missed off on the clear packet given to me.
- they usually cut pills in half for customers

I have approached them again & requested the pill sheets unopened.
Strangely, though, I asked about other antibiotics Clavamox & Doxycycline, which are both mentioned elsewhere & but she said only Cephalexine suitable.

It makes me realise the regulations in the uk are for safety benefit.
 
It is odd re the antibiotics, I did a bit of research too and from what I can find Cephalexine is used for skin conditions, (though it does mention working on pus forming bacteria, it says cutaneous) and sometimes uti's...

BUT I am obviously not a vet!! Your vet may have good reason for choosing this antibiotic?

Though if you have an option of a different vets in your area I still feel a second opinion may be worth while... Good luck and wishing you and your pup well!
 

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