Cephalexin is a first generation cephalosporin indicated for the treatment of superficial pyoderma caused by Staphylococcal bacteria. Most common side effects of this medication are related to stomach upset and include decreased appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, and lethargy. This antibiotic is twice a day and should be given with a meal to reduce gastrointestinal side effects. If any unwanted side effects, or changes in behavior or health, are detected, this medication should be discontinued and our veterinarians should be notified.
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