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My husband left a 750mg ciprofloxacin pill out to give my

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Hi my husband left a 750mg ciprofloxacin pill out to give my son. He went to do something and left it out. I don't see the pill on the floor or anywhere. We have two kittens. I'm worried
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with the kitten?
Customer: I didn't see the kitten eat it but the pill is missing and we can't find it. Not sure what to do
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the kitten?
Customer: No
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Katie Volat replied 9 months ago.

Hello,

This is Dr. KV. I'm here to help with your dilemma with the kitties.

How old are your 2 kittens?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
They are 6 months
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
They weigh about 6 lbs and 5.5 lbs
Expert:  Katie Volat replied 9 months ago.

Ok, thank you. Are either of them acting sick?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
No. What would happen if they did get the pill?
Expert:  Katie Volat replied 9 months ago.

That dose would be a very large dose for either kitty. It could cause severe stomach upset such as vomiting and diarrhea. How long ago do you think they may have eaten it?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
If they got it probably about 1/2 hr ago we've been looking all over for it
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
It's a big pill so we are hoping they didn't get it but scared we can't find it
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Guess we will just wait and see. Thanks.
Expert:  Katie Volat replied 9 months ago.

Yes, this is a tough situation! Especially since there are 2 kittens and we don't know who ate it, or if either of them actually ate it. However, if one of them did get it, it could be a serious problem. I suggest taking them both in to your local ER vet to induce vomiting. Unfortunately, both kittens would need to go, but it would be the only way to ensure neither of them would be affected by the overdose.

I truly hope you find the pill!

Expert:  Katie Volat replied 9 months ago.

Please feel free to reach out if you need further assistance.

With appreciation,

Dr. KV

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Ok thanks
Expert:  Katie Volat replied 9 months ago.

You're welcome!