- Can be given with or without food, but gastrointestinal side effects (eg, loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea) might be prevented if given with food. If your pet vomits or acts sick after receiving the drug on an empty stomach, try giving the next dose with food or a small treat. If vomiting continues, contact your veterinarian.
- Most common side effects are diarrhea, vomiting, and loss of appetite.
- Be sure to give as long as your veterinarian has prescribed, even if your animal seems better.
- Cephalosporin antibiotics have an odor that resembles cat urine, but this is normal.*
*Plumb DC. Cephalexin. Plumb’s Veterinary Drugs https://app.plumbs.com/drug-monograph/uW02zxOqcVPROD?source=search&searchQuery=cephalexin Updated Sept 2019. Accessed January 26, 2022.