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can I give my cat bactrim for a UTI If so what would the dose

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can I give my cat bactrim for a UTI? If so what would the dose be?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 5 years ago.
HiCustomer

Welcome to Just Answer. I will be honest in saying that Bactrim or other sulfa drug wouldn't be my choice of drug for a possible urinary tract infection. I would say that your best option in this situation is to have him examined by your vet and have them start up the appropriate antibiotic of their choice.

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
so is amoxacillian different than bactrim because that is what he usually gets.
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 5 years ago.
Bactrim is definitely different than Amoxicillin. Bactrim is in the sulfa drug category where amoxicillin is in the penicillin category. Bactrim is - Trimethoprim and Sulfamethoxazole. It is not amoxicillin. Amoxicillin can be used for UTI's. A little better then it as far as spectrum of activity is clavamox - amoxicillin plus clavulonic acid. Do you have amoxicillin at home?

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