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what is correct dosage of penicillin vk for small (6lb) ...

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what is correct dosage of penicillin vk for small (6lb) cat? This is for recurring UTI. I just can't afford another trip to the vets as I am dealing w my own expensive illness as well.
Do you have injectable or tablets?
Customer: replied 9 years ago.
500mg tablets I do have a pill cutter and I can get her to take pills or mix in her food
Customer: replied 9 years ago.
It keeps saying I don't have enough funds to chat.. how do I fix that?
The dose for your cat is 30 mg every 8 hours - you would do this about 7 to 10 days. It is going to be hard to dose this with those tablets being so large. Do you have any other antibiotics?
Customer: replied 9 years ago.
actually its tedious but doable w the pill cutter. I just tried. The result is abt the size of a babt asprin. Unf. I don't have anything else.

So if I go w 30mg ev 8 hrs or a tad less for 7 - 10 days this is safe? I'd rather err on conserv side since she's old. Usually I'd go to vet but I actually can't drive with the meds I'm currently taking not to mention the cost!
Customer: replied 9 years ago.
actually I think halving and halving and halving etc w the pill cutter gets me to 31.25mg each is that ok?
That will be okay. Make sure you do it three times a day or the antibiotic won't be high enough in the blood levels to help. Best of luck to you.
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Customer: replied 9 years ago.
thank you so much! accepting you now! Such a relief I can handle this even tho I can't get her to the vet just now!