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nekovet, Cat Veterinarian
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She just had surgery almost 40 hour ago And yesterday i made

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Hi she just had surgery almost 40 hour ago And yesterday i made a mistake with amoxicillin dosis
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the cat?
Customer: She is just lay down doesn't want to do anything
JA: Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help the cat. What is the cat's name and age?
Customer: Kiara 1 ywar 8 months
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Kiara?
Customer: Istead of 0.5 ml i put 5. And she took like 3 ml of amoxicillin
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  nekovet replied 10 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today.

Now in regards ***** *****'s situation, if she has just had an overdose of Amoxicillin, this isn't a major worry as it can be with some antibiotics. This one only tends to cause GI upset (vomiting, diarrhea, appetite loss) when given in too high a dose. Therefore, while we can discuss inducing vomiting or using activated charcoal to counter this, it isn't strictly necessary to do so. Instead, you can plan to give her a 24 hour break from her antibiotics, offer a light diet (ie boiled chicken, boiled white fish, scrambled eggs, or meat baby food (as long as its garlic/onion free)), +/- start an antacid (ie Pepcid (More Info/Dose @ to counter stomach upset. Or you could also have her vet give a strong anti-nausea medication via injection to counter that as well.

Overall, its not ideal for her to have gotten this high a dose but we'd only expect GI upset if anything at all. Therefore, you can use the above at this stage to soothe her stomach and let this run its course.

Kind regards,

Dr. B.


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