My cat is just over 20 years old. She is frail, but still walks around a little, has a healthy appetite, etc. We would like to keep her comfortable and have her die at home, if possible. She had problems with ear wax build-up, and now both ears are infected. I hesitate to bring her to the vet, - it has always been extremely stressful for her, I'm worried they will want to vaccinate (she gets bad side-effects), and I think a trip there might kill her. I'm sure she needs an antibiotic though. I know we can get antibiotics for other animals at TSC. Are these safe for cats? I am wondering, since they give them to other mammals, if they are ineffective for cats, or if they don't recommend them because of some pact with the veterinary industry. If anyone can recommend any over-the-counter remedies (or sources for cat antibiotics), effective ear treatments, etc., I would like to try those things first. A vet trip will be the last resort. I appreciate any advice about dealing with a geriatric cat! Thanks.