Oh, good grief...even the VETERINARIANS are prescribing it!
Hubby insisted I do everything the vet wanted to first time we took our pup Bella. (To be fair, he did let ME try the first time, but I was incorrect on a few things, probably because I did not have a proper diagnosis.)
After the vet's first diagnosis proved wrong (and after Bella had the da*n cipro) Bella started to get an infection with the second (and correct) diagnosis. Again, the vet sold me more cipro! However, THIS time I gave Bella a teaspoonful of Colloidal Silver four times daily.
I returned for Bella's recheck, and the vet was amazed not only at how quickly she got better (I supplemented what the vet did with a natural product) but I also GAVE BACK the cipro. I confirmed that whereas yes, Bella started to get an infection again, but this time I gave her Colloidal Silver . THIS vet wrote that down - as she was very interested about it.
Then Bella got spayed...and we had to watch for infection around the stitches. Sure enough, it got red and bumpy from the licking and occasional chewing of the sutures. This time, we painted it with iodine; the wound itself was scabbed over and wasn't open - but it was pink, warm, and got thick and bumpy UNDER the sutures.
I told the vet about that and again, she was very grateful for my report and wrote it down. I even got an enthusiastically-spoken comment from her assistant:
"It's quite obvious that Bella's owners are good doctors!