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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)
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My cat has bad sinus problem. can I use Duramycin for this?

Customer Question

my cat has bad sinus problem. can I use Duramycin for this?
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with your cat?
Customer: sinus congestion, and sneezing
JA: What is the cat's name and age?
Customer: Tuffy is 6 yrs. old
JA: Is there anything else important you think the veterinarian should know about Tuffy?
Customer: no
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 10 months ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 10 months ago.

Duramycin, which is oxytetracycline, is not well tolerated in cats and likely best avoided for health reasons. As well, if you're using the injectable duramycin, giving this IM or SQ is not advisable in cats due to localized injection site necrosis witnessed in some animals.

Due to the manufacturer's warnings, I would not recommend using this particular antibiotic for Tuffy.

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Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 10 months ago.

Checking in, JA Customer. I didn't hear back from you yesterday. How is your companion? Do you need any additional assistance?