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My 12 year old cat has a bleeding/oozing sore on roof of mouth.

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My 12 year old cat has a bleeding/oozing sore on roof of mouth. I have 500mg cipro originally given to dog by vet. It is Sunday and vet is closed. How much to give 14 lb cat?

HiShelly, I'm Dr. Deb. I will do my best to assist you today.

I'm sorry for this concern for Modono.

The dosage of Cipro for a cat would be 5-15 mg/kg twice a day. In other words, for a 14 lb cat, the dosage range would be 30-100 mg twice a day.
This translates into about 1/16 to 1/8th of a 500 mg pill which obviously isn't very much.
Side effects might be gastrointestinal in nature: vomiting, diarrhea or inappetance as would be seen with most antibiotics. I would give it with food to avoid stomach upset as much as possible.

I should point out that it would be illegal for me to advise you to give Modono a drug which had been prescribed for your dog but I can provide you the dosing information as I have done.

I hope this helps and I wish Modono best wishes with his problem. Deb

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I just wanted to thank you for the rating; it's greatly appreciated.
I also wanted to wish you the best with your boy.

Kindly ignore the request for additional information. Regards, Deb

Hi Shelly,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Modono. How is everything going?

Dr. Deb