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    Default Cats & SMZ's

    Can I give a cat with an infection SMZ's (the sulfa antibiotics for horses) in the appropriate dose?

    Or is there is another type that someone would recommend that I might have in the barn (Tucoprim for example)...

    I would like to try and treat the cat's cut at home first before I haul him to the vet.

    Thanks for any advice.
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    My first line of defence before a trip to the vet is flush the wound with saline then fill the area with mastitis infusion, then to the vet if it is bad enough. My vet writes a script for oral penicillin powder about once a year to take care of stuff that doesnt warrant a visit.
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    Be careful with drugs and cats, they cannot take all the stuff that horses and dogs can.
    You might pM pancakes, she is in vet school and knows a lot.

    I'd call the vet and ask before giving any drug to a cat. I've never given my cats SMZs, humans, horses and dogs yes, cats no need to as I have antibiotics for them.

    PM pancakes as she is in vet school.

    The topical you can use on cat wounds is Neo-Predef, which is a good powder.



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    You would not be able to give the cat an appropriate dose of the equine formulation. Sulfonamides in small animals are more commonly given as a sulfa-trimethoprim combination to make them kill bacteria (bactericidal) versus stopping the growth (bacteriostatic). Cats generally do not appreciate the taste, so I did not commonly use them in cats. Amoxicillin and Clavamox are more common. If it is a superficial wound I would rinse well with sterile saline or clean gently with hydrogen peroxide, and apply just neosporin ointment or Nolvasan ointment.
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    amoxi that's it. and one other I have in the medicine cabinet.



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    thanks everyone!
    Ready ~ 1999-2009 ~ you were bigger than life!
    Stickers ~ 1985-2011 ~ Cody's BFF
    I miss you both very much!



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