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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Cat Veterinary
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience.
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I gave my kitten a quarter of 750 mg Cipro. JA: I'll do all

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I gave my kitten a quarter of 750 mg Cipro.
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with your kitten?
Customer: I misread the dosage requirements. Should I take her to a vet immediatley?
JA: Where does your kitten seem to hurt?
Customer: She has a bad bacterial infection, coming from a local shelter here in Turkey
JA: There are all sorts of infestations your kitten can pick up. I'll have you talk to the Veterinarian who'll sort out what is wrong and help you decide what to do about it. What is the kitten's name?
Customer: Billy
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Billy?
Customer: her eyes have yellow slime and she is sneezing, not eating well. Got her yesterday out of a cage of about 30 kitten, half of them sick
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Little specific information is available concerning overdosage of this antibiotic in a cat. It has a very low bioavailability, however, in that species (~33%) and so much less than 1/4 of 750 mg (187.5 mg) is actually available - perhaps 62.5 mg. That's still a formidable dose in a kitten which can cause blindness and seizures and so decontamination by a vet is indicated in this case. I would expect emesis to be induced and activated charcoal to be tubed into Billy. Fluids are likely to be administered in an attempt to hasten excretion of this antibiotic through Billy's kidneys.Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.