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can my cat take cephalexin if so what dosage. I have some

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can my cat take cephalexin? if so what dosage. I have some from my vet that is current that was prescribed for my dog with his skin issues. My cat was bitten and formed an abcess which has drained, but my horse's vet said he would need antibiotics. I am an R.N. at the local hospital, have been for many years. I am short on money and don't want to spend more money on a vet visit, if I can treat him myself. I have several pets, and it gets expensive. Thanks so much. Julie

Keep the abscess open and draining with warm compresses twice daily. You can give 50 to 75 mg of cephalexin twice daily for 7 to 10 days.

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