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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience.
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I purchased penicillin cat, he has an abscess in s mouth.

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I purchased penicillin for my cat, he has an abscess in his mouth. Where do I inject and how much?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Norocillin
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Norocillin is procaine G penicillin which you can dose at 10,000 IU/lb twice daily subcutaneously under the skin of the back of the neck between his shoulders for a minimum of 5 days. Please note that if an abscess has formed, penicillin will have a tough time penetrating into the pus. Abscessess should be lanced, drained, and flushed before antibiotics are instituted. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.