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Hello my name is***** but you can call me Dr. H, and I am a licensed veterinarian.
I understand that your two cats hate the taste of their liquid Doxycycline. This is a common occurrence, which is why we typically try to get this medication flavored (butternut or tuna) for cats, so I understand your struggles. Some of the other medication option (Clindamycin for example) really taste bad compared to Doxycycline so it is likely they will refuse those as well, so we have to get a little creative here.
The only other option here would be to get the pill version of the Doxycycline, which your vet may already have. The capsules are not an option because they can cause esophageal strictures in cats.
To get the medication compounded. The only issue with compounding the medication is that it can take anywhere from 4-7 business days to get it shipped to you. There may be expedited shipping options, see this commonly used compounding website to check
An alternative is for you to try mixing the medication with a strong flavored liquid that you already have at home. Say for instance you can try mixing it with tuna juice (from a can of tuna). Most cats LOVE tuna, so this is worth a shot. Especially if the amount you are giving is so small.
- Dr. H
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