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Duramycin for cats?

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I was just wondering if you can give  Duramycin-10 to cats and what the dosage would be?

Peace.  It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work.  It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.

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Peace.  It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work.  It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.

Mommy to 4 dogs; 5 cats; 3 pygmy goats; 3 pot belly pigs; 40 chickens; one Giant Rainbow Plated lizard; and one beautiful blue and gold macaw!!l
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post #2 of 8

Are you talking about the water soluable antibiotic for livestock..    Tetracycline, Duran 10....    it has several names but is 1 tsp per gallon of water?

I'm sorry...   if this is the antibiotic you are referring to, how would you dose a cat?

May I ask why you want to give an antibiotic to the cat?

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Yes, that is the medication I was referring to.  One of my outdoor kittens-----around 12-14 weeks old (maybe that old, but not sure as they were dumped by someone)----is not acting like himself.  This just started this evening or afternoon.  When we went out to do chores, he was sitting in the goat barn----he's usually out running around and foloows us as we do chores.  He didn't even get up when we went in, and when the goats came in for their feed, one even stepped on him and he basically just just laid there after a slight struggle.  I don't think the goat hurt him at all, but he definately doesn't feel good and I'm thinking infection as he's been vaccinated.  I thought I could give him something to make him feel better until I can get him to the vet on Monday-----why do they always get sick on a Saturday after the vet is closed?

Anyway, the only things I have are the water soluble Duramycin-10 and some injectable penicillin (which is for livestock also, and I don't think penicillin is good for cats----affects their kidneys or liver, I think.

Oh, I would dose the cat by mixing the powder as for a chicken, I guess and I have syringes I could just give him a dose with----that's why I asked if anyone would know the dosage for a cat. 

I forgot to say that the kitten also has very slight diarrhea-----but that could be because he ate some canned cat food I had in the goat barn for my adult barn-cat (the kittens get dry food).


Edited by drdoolittle - 10/22/11 at 3:54pm
Peace.  It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work.  It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.

Mommy to 4 dogs; 5 cats; 3 pygmy goats; 3 pot belly pigs; 40 chickens; one Giant Rainbow Plated lizard; and one beautiful blue and gold macaw!!l
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Peace.  It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work.  It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.

Mommy to 4 dogs; 5 cats; 3 pygmy goats; 3 pot belly pigs; 40 chickens; one Giant Rainbow Plated lizard; and one beautiful blue and gold macaw!!l
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post #4 of 8

Kittens cant have tetracycline orally. Plus it basically no longer works on anything for them (overused).

Its almost certainly viral and antibiotics would do more harm them good unless you can get the kind specific to kitten secondary infections like clavamox.  Unless he has an abscess, then you are better off looking into penicillin.


Edited by lasergrl - 10/22/11 at 4:04pm
post #5 of 8
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Thank you---there was a thing on petmed.com or something and someone gave the dosage for injectable penicillin for cats.  Not sure I'll even do that at this point.  I brought Rocky---the kitten inside along with his sister (Nova).  I had to bring her in too as they are the only 2 I have besides my adult neuteed male, and he has a separate sleeping area and doesn't care for the kittens anyway.  I have them in a closed-off room so my indoor cats don't come in contact with them----in case it could possibly be something contagious.  I'll keep an eye on him the rest of the wekend and call the vet on Mon. morning.  Rocky also seems a little thin compared to Nova, and seems a little dehydrated.  Here's another question for you----would it be o.k. to mix some Revitalyte Plus in the water----it's an electrolyte, but for goats.  I couldn't find anything about that either.

Peace.  It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work.  It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.

Mommy to 4 dogs; 5 cats; 3 pygmy goats; 3 pot belly pigs; 40 chickens; one Giant Rainbow Plated lizard; and one beautiful blue and gold macaw!!l
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Peace.  It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work.  It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.

Mommy to 4 dogs; 5 cats; 3 pygmy goats; 3 pot belly pigs; 40 chickens; one Giant Rainbow Plated lizard; and one beautiful blue and gold macaw!!l
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post #6 of 8

Personally, I would not give them anything until he has seen the vet. It would probably be much more harmful than helpful, antibiotics aren't the cure for everything.

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post #7 of 8
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Very true. I did have some plain chicken breast and some plain cooked white rice leftover from a couple of our dinners this week and heated a bit up----he didn't seem too interested, but his sister sure gobbled it up.  I'm actually thnking he may have eaten something that made him sick since his sister is fine.  Maybe he'll fel better by the morning.

Peace.  It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work.  It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.

Mommy to 4 dogs; 5 cats; 3 pygmy goats; 3 pot belly pigs; 40 chickens; one Giant Rainbow Plated lizard; and one beautiful blue and gold macaw!!l
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Peace.  It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work.  It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.

Mommy to 4 dogs; 5 cats; 3 pygmy goats; 3 pot belly pigs; 40 chickens; one Giant Rainbow Plated lizard; and one beautiful blue and gold macaw!!l
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post #8 of 8
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Well, during the night, the kittens ate all the chicken and rice (and it was quite a bit).  Rocky seems like he feels better, and I fed them some more chicken and rice and they both ate.  I put them back outside and went out a little later and they were both out walking around.  I guess he just had an upset tummy or something----but I will keep watching him today.  They're both such nice cats, I almost feel like finding them a home where they can be indoors----but we'll see.

Peace.  It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work.  It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.

Mommy to 4 dogs; 5 cats; 3 pygmy goats; 3 pot belly pigs; 40 chickens; one Giant Rainbow Plated lizard; and one beautiful blue and gold macaw!!l
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Peace.  It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work.  It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.

Mommy to 4 dogs; 5 cats; 3 pygmy goats; 3 pot belly pigs; 40 chickens; one Giant Rainbow Plated lizard; and one beautiful blue and gold macaw!!l
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