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human antibiotics for cats

I feed a lot of strays at my door and i have captured most of them and had them needled and neutered even though it was hard as they are kind of wild. Now one of them is sick and has gooey eyes. He eats but I can tell he is sick. None of the others seem sick and they wont ever trust me again to capture them in the humane traps no matter what i try. I have some human antibiotics in capsule form of Amoxicillan 500mg and ciprofloxacin 500mg. Could I sprinkle a little of this on his food over a period of (how many days)??Pls help---Thank-you
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We do that here with the amoxicillian. It's the same med they prescribe at the vet (although children's, technically).

It's VERY hard to gauge this. Generally, 1-2 milligrams per pound of cat. You'll be using a very tiny portion of the pill to do this, and be sure the others don't eat it. What your describing is the start of an eye infection and 2-3 days should knock it out. (Try for twice daily)
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this is also a question. how if a cat has a stopped up nose do you get it clear or do you have to wait it through? also wanted to use amox, but wasnt sure it was the right thing to do.
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I always feel so bad when I see a kitty with a stuffed up nose.  I feel so helpless, because, well, face it, it's not like you can hold up a tissue and say "blow", you kind of have to just wipe away what you can and hope that they can sneeze out the rest until it's clear enough for them to breathe.

One of the difficult things about a cat having a stuffed up nose is that if it gets stuffed enough to block up their sense of smell, they WILL stop eating, because a cat will not eat what it cannot smell.  There used to be a commercial for plastic wrap on television that featured a tiger, and the tag line was "a tiger won't eat what a tiger can't smell", alluding to the fact that the plastic wrap did such a great job of protecting the food that even an animal couldn't smell the food through it.  That statement was absolutely true, however, and it holds true even for the tiny tigers who make their homes with us.

If the stuffiness is caused by a bacterial infection, antibiotics should clear it up nicely and once the bacteria is cleared up, the stuffiness should go as well.  If it's allergies, however, all the antibioticsin the world aren't going to clear it up, so it's important to find some way to clear the nasal passages so that the cat doesn't stop eating for ANY length of time.  The reason for this is because if a cat stops eating, it runs a chance of developing fatty liver disease (feline hepatic lipidosis), and while it usually takes a week or more of not eating for a cat to develop this, some have been known to break with it after fasting for only two or three days, so it's extremely important to try to wipe the nose as much as you can, making sure any dried, crusty mucus is removed and not blocking the nostrils.  If it's really crusted on there, use a soft cloth moistened with fairly warm wateer to soften up the crust and then wipe it off.  Don't just try to pick it off, a cat's nose is very sensitive and it could hurt him, making him very difficult to work with in the future because he'll be remembering the pain of having his nose wiped.

Ghilly
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The vet gave me tetracycline powder for my cats, they are about 4 months old an are barn cats. The have the sneezies and have snotty noses as well. It doesn't seem to be working. What is the dose that I should be giving each cat? Any suggestions?
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I feed & try my best to care for strays in neighborhood... One is sick & I'm SURE he needs antibiotics. I can not afford a vet. I have some Augmentin, Is that ok to give a cat? I know amoxicillin is, but augmentin is a combination of amox. & something else. I really want to help this cat; i'm afraid he'll die if i don't. What should i do?
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We just had all 3 of our cats get upper respiratory inf.s and one ended up w/pneumonia-if you notice any kits coughing-take them to vet IMMEDIATELY!! i didn't know coughing is notnormal for cats-i thought he just had phlegm running down the back of his throat and we almost lost him. that said-mine all had stuffy noses too and i tried everything: putting vicks on their chins so the vapors would drift to the nost but not be where it could be eaten-NOT  appreciated. anyway, long story short, my concern was getting my cats to eat when they couldn't smell; w/my vets approval i found "low-sodium sardines in water" and these are particularly fragrant and this was the only thing i could get bob-the one w/pneumonia, to eat. just remember that this is a temporary emergency measure and shouldn't be a permanent substitute for a healthy cat diet. best of luck!!
ps-don't bother trying one of the little nose sucker thingies for babies. complete FAIL @ my house!!
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can i give my cat fluoxetine antibiotic
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NOOOOOOO Fluoxetine isn't even an antibiotic its an antidepressant...this can be very dangerous for kitty..
what is wrong with your cat???
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My cat has an infection from a bite to his face. He weighs 9lbs. and is 11yrs. old. Can I give him amoxicillin? How much and how often? I cleaned the wound w/ peroxide and applied neosporin.
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Hello all,

There is a stray cat that always comes around. I find it at my door when its hungry. I always give it something to eat so it always comes.

I noticed 2 days ago it took a long time to eat, so i noticed it had missing teeth in the lower jaw and one of its fangs was broken or a half.

Today i noticed one of the sides was swollen and there was a black substance coming out of the other side.

I did my research online this seems to be a gum infection and/or abscess of the tooth and very painful for the cat.
I've never grabbed this cat, nor will it let me take it somewhere, it moves tries to escape doesn't like to be grabbed.

Please tell me if there is something i could take, any antibiotic or pain killer or anti inflammation, anything. Unfortunately i have not much knowledge of medicine.

I would like to help the poor thing, breaks my heart see it in pain its such an adorable lovely cat.

Any answer would be much appreciated.
Thank you in advance,
Anna
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Hey there !
I know how you feel. I feed and treat strays around my house too. I use these sites for their medications. http://www.1800petmeds.com/Amoxicillin-prod2445.html
http://www.vetdepot.com/cat-antibiotics.html
I hope these sites are useful to you. :)
In addition, please try to educate yourself using these sites :)
http://www.ehow.com/list_6565661_medications-can-give-cat-fever_.html
http://www.ehow.com/way_5132864_home-remedy-cat-fever.html
http://www.ehow.com/how_7812893_treat-cat-stuffy-nose.html
http://pets.webmd.com/cats/ss/slideshow-foods-your-cat-should-never-eat
http://pets.webmd.com/ss/slideshow-mistakes-pet-owners-make
http://pets.webmd.com/cats/ss/slideshow-is-my-cat-normal
http://pets.webmd.com/cats-healthy-home-guide-12/slideshow-clean-home-healthy-cat
http://www.vetinfo.com/is-neosporin-safe-for-cats.html#b
http://www.vetstreet.com/care/ibuprofen-and-naproxen-toxicity
http://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/poison/ibuprofen/
  
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I would get some antibiotics in the cat right away.
If it was me whatever I had because it sounds
like the cat is in very bad condition.
He may have an infected tooth which is causing it and
in that case you would probably have to have the tooth out.
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I have a 13 YO cat who has had a runny nose for quite some time.  He's eaten fine and slept and his activity level has been the same, so I haven't worried about it.  The mucus used to be thin and clear, but it has recently thickened and turned greenish.  I am going to start giving him amoxicillin tonight, but I wanted to share another thing I found that works, to clear out his nose.  I had a small baby-sized nasal syringe and thought it wouldn't work to try.  He didn't like it, of course, but it worked surprisingly well!  I got enough mucus out that he could breath again, for several hours.
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Please, don't take it upon yourself to give your cat amoxicillin.  Take your cat to the vet.  You could do your cat serious harm and possibly kill him if you get this wrong.
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I don't have the money to pay a vet right now and thought I would try to keep it from getting worse until next week.  I'll be sure to err on the side of giving him too little. If it isn't better by the first of the month, I take him to the vet to get more amoxicillin.
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How. Exactly will you err on side of caution? Do you realize how small a dose an average 10 lb cat would need in relation to the weight of the human it was prescribed for? It's not very easy to correctly reduce down a tablet 10-15x's smaller, if you give to high a dose you endanger your kitty too small a dose and you run the risk of not killing the bacteria thus creating a more resistant strain
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I wanted to share what finally worked, with my cat.  The first night that I put some of the powder in his mouth and washed it down with water, he did fine, but the second time, it made him froth at the mouth (which I felt terrible about).  So, I decided to try some whole milk with it, hoping that the fat globules would surround the anti-biotic granules and make them go down without irritating anything.  I divided up the powder and put a teaspoon of milk with part of it.  Then, I figured how many ccs would provide about 20mg and gave him that dose twice a day.  I keep in in the fridge, so the milk won't spoil.  It worked like a charm!  I'm still dosing him, to make sure it's under control, but his nose hasn't even run in two days.  

Besides not having money for a vet, this particular cat gets SO stressed by it that I really avoid it.  I've had dozens of cats over the past 60 years and can only think of one other who freaked out over being taken anywhere as this one.
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I appreciate your concern, but I know arithmetic and how to measure things, and I know what the usual dose is that vets prescribe. I took the powder out of a capsule, which I knew the strength of.  

I've had as many as nine cats at a time, almost all rescues that I couldn't find another home for. Most were tiny kittens who had been abandoned somewhere, where they would have starved or been hit by cars.  The one who is currently half on my lap, half on my computer, purring loudly, was found in a McDonald's parking lot, about 8 weeks old, half starved and scared half to death. Rather than take them to the only shelter here, knowing they would most likely be euthanized, I keep them and do the best I can.  If I can't treat a problem, myself, I take them to the vet.
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absolutely,A stray came around my house and was limping with a huge infection on the leg from fighting and I gave the cat some antibiotics I had for a tooth abcess (abscess).Cleared it up in 5 days! Give a little from the capsule twice a day,very little.Each human capsule should last 2 days with a cat. google the antibiotics you have and put it in like this. CLindimycin for cats.see if there are any sites of vets who use your particular meds
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I just wanted to tell everyone that my cat is happy and healthy, now!  His nose has completely stopped running.  I took the powder out of a 500mg capsule of Ampicillin (coincidentally, my son was being treated for a sinus infection, too) and divided it into five parts.  Then, I took one part and divided it into five parts.  That gave me doses of about 20 mg.  My cat is 17 pounds.  I found that the best way to give it to him was to add it to a tiny amount of whole milk.  He took it much, much easier than the antibiotics the vet used to give him, when he had some episodes of UTIs.  It wasn't 100% accurate, but neither is trying to give a cat a dropper full of the liquid the vets give.  
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I just wanted to thank you for your suggestions on how much medication to give a cat.  My cat had a sinus infection.  Coincidentally, my son was also being treated for a sinus infection.  I divided up the powder from a 500 mg capsule, shooting for 20 mg doses.  My cat is 17 pounds so, thanks to your suggestion of 1-2 mg per pound, I thought that was a good dosage.  He was quite a bit better the next day, but I gave it to him for five days.  It's been another five days and he's had no more symptoms.  
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that' s the same thing as clavimox that they give to cats and dogs every day.
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I thought peroxide was safe for animals and have found out it is not. Please do some research on peroxide before using it on your cat.
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Fluoxetine is NOT an antibiotic but an antidepressant and should not be given to animals, MM, MD.
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