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I have a 15 yo spayed female cat with chronic UTI's She is

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I have a 15 yo spayed female cat with chronic UTI's
She is also hyperthyroid and is on methimazole 2x/day as well as metronidazole 1x/day
Her last culture showed Pseudomonas and the bed is recommending meropenem. She's very sensitive to antibiotics and has had severe diarrhea with others. The only antibiotic she has tolerated is her last culture showed pseudomonas and the vet is recommending meropenem. She's very sensitive to antibiotics and has had severe diarrhea with others. The only antibiotic she has tolerated is Zenequin
What are your thoughts on meropenem?
Thank you so much!
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Rebecca replied 10 months ago.

Hello,

I am sorry to hear aboutCustomer#39;s problems. My name is Rebecca. I am a veterinarian and will do my best to help.

Meropenem is only available as an injection, and has to be given twice daily. Are you going to be giving the injections?

My most recent drug book says: "Recommend consultation with a urinary or infectious disease veterinary specialist or veterinary pharmacologist prior to use."

I would be cautious about using this drug and would only do it if everything else had been tried and if the owner is comfortable giving injections. Have you tried nose drops, and/or Cerenia (anti inflammatory medication)? Doxycycline?

Expert:  Rebecca replied 10 months ago.
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Expert:  Rebecca replied 10 months ago.

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