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Is your cat an indoor/outdoor cat?
Is he/she eating/drinking normally
When did you first notice the possible abscess?
Where is the possible abscess?
Is your cat currently on any medication/
I have a 5 lb cat with an abcess on her cheek, swollen. My daughter has oral suspension Penicillan 250MG/5MG. she is both indoor and outdoor. she is eating and drinking fine. I started Terramiacin in her eyes 2 days ago for suspected pink eye.
I will do the warn compresses
Ok. Very good.
I would recommend that your take your cat to your local vet for a thorough exam and to make sure additional care does not need to be taken.
she weighs 10 lbs. Just weighed her
I do not often use penicillin for cats, but if I were to do so I would likely use 1-1.2 ml by mouth every 8 hours for at least 7 days.
thats for 10 lb?
But like I said, ideally I would recommend taking your cat to your local vet. Penicillin isn't my first choice with abscesses...if it doesn't improve definitely take him in.
that would be a dose I would consider using for a 10 lb cat
I will thank you, I just don't have the funds to do so right now. thanks
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would it be better to go to the feed store and get the amoxicillan? Fish emox?
if you have the penicillin I dont think there's a reason to switch to another over-the-counter antibiotic.