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penicillin dosage in cats

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abces above left eye,from cat fight.
have liquid penicillin but need correct dosage.
have 3cc dropper
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  NancyH replied 11 years ago.
If the penicillan is not fresh (ie is the type that is mixed up with water and was mixed up more than a week or so ago) you might not get a lot of benefit from using it.
I found this info on clavamox dosage here
Pfizer Animal Health
Amoxicillin Potentiated
(amoxicillin trihydrate/clavulanate potassium)
Cats: The recommended dosage is 62.5 mg (1 mL) twice a day. Skin and soft tissue infections such as abscesses and cellulitis/dermatitis should be treated for 5-7 days or 48 hours after all symptoms have subsided, not to exceed 30 days. If no response is seen after 3 days of treatment, therapy should be discontinued and the case reevaluated.
Urinary tract infections may require treatment for 10-14 days or longer. The maximum duration of treatment should not exceed 30 days.
Reconstitution Instructions - Oral Suspension: Add 14 mL of water to the 15 mL bottle and shake vigorously.
Note: Any unused portion of the reconstituted suspension must be discarded after 10 days. Refrigeration of the reconstituted suspension is required.
Hope this helps you!

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