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Terri, Feline Healthcare Expert
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Experience:  Expert in feline health and behavior. 20 years experience with cats.
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I have a 6 year old cat who was bitten by a black widowe.

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I have a 6 year old cat who was bitten by a black widowe. The wound has opened up. I got Veteran and 250 MG amoxicillin. How much should I give him? He is about 12 lbs. I originally gave him benadryl .
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Terri replied 1 year ago.
Hello,
Thanks so much for requesting me. I am sorry Graystoke was bitten.....poor baby.
This can be very serious. It can raise his blood pressure and even case paralysis so he should be seen by a vet.
here are two Vets that offer a free first visit:
http://www.vcahospitals.com/main/offer
http://www.banfield.com/exclusiveoffer/
DOSAGE Amoxicillin is available in 250mg and 500mg capsules. The recommended dose of amoxicillin in dogs and cats is 5-10mg/pound every 12-24 hours. Amoxicillin can be given with or without food as it is stable in gastric conditions.
Go to a health food store and get raw honey. Paint it all over the wound. Re-apply as needed. It is great healer:
http://winterparkhoney.ecrater.com/p/4865201/16-oz-melaleuca-honey-raw-unheated
http://oramanukahoney.com.au/animal_care.html
Here is treatment information:
http://www.pet360.com/cat/health/black-widow-spider-bites-on-cats/Pfbd-63670Omf1WLI7GTuQ
If he develops any of the above symptoms he needs to be seen by a vet.
Please let me know how Graystoke is doing.
I hope all will be well.
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Love,
Terri