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Sunday, May 11, 2014

Fish amoxycillin for cats, dogs, squirrels, raccoons, skunks, opossums ... Mary Cummins, Animal Advocates


Fish amoxycillin for cats, dogs, squirrels, raccoons, skunks, opossums ... Mary Cummins, Animal Advocates

Over the counter non-prescription cheap antibiotics for cats, dogs, squirrels, raccoons, opossums, skunks, foxes, coyotes, bobcats ...

Antibiotics for cat, dogs, squirrels, raccoons, opossums, skunks, foxes, coyotes, bobcats
*I am not a vet. I am not giving veterinary or medical advice. I'm just sharing some information which is already very well known in animal rescue. Always take the animal to a vet for proper diagnosis, treatment and medication.

Some people use over the counter fish or bird antibiotics for other animal species including humans. This is the same medication given to humans. They are NON-PRESCRIPTION fish antibiotics.  You can also find bird antibiotics. They are USP grade antibiotics produced by pharmaceutical companies. Some use amoxy capsules which they mix with water to make liquid pet amoxicillin. Liquid amoxy for pets is 250 mg per 5 ml/cc. 15 ml/cc of this retails for $18-$25 if you buy it from a vet. If you rescue a lot of animals who come in with URI, UTI, kennel cough, infected wounds ... that would get pretty expensive. Here is a way to drop the price from $25/bottle to .29 cents. You are still paying retail for the amoxy and get pharmaceutical grade antibiotics but are saving a lot of money. This information is only for experienced animal rescuers.

Pet liquid amoxy is 250 mg per 5 ml/cc. Retail $18-$20. This is similar to pet liquid clavamox. The recommended dose of amoxicillin oral suspension in dogs and cats (squirrels, raccoons, opossums, skunks, foxes, bobcats, coyotes) is 5-10mg/pound every 12-24 hours. Some give 10mg/lb day one then 5mg/lb day 2 - 7.

5ml, 5 cc, 1 tsp, oral syringe to measure. 
Buy a bottle of 100 x 250mg capsules of "Fish Mox" available in pet stores like Petco, PetSmart or online  at CatVetSupply.com ,  DrsFosterSmith.com for about $14 to $22. The capsules come in different colors generally tan/yellow and light pink/dark pink. If you are treating an animal that weighs 5 lbs or more, take three capsules. Pull apart the capsules and dump the powder of three capsules into a little bottle that can hold 15 ml/cc of fluid and has a lid. Add 15 ml/cc (3 teaspoons) of clean water. Shake. Oral dosage is 5-10mg/lb/day for seven days. Refrigerate. Discard any unused mixed liquid amoxy after seven days. It will change color and is no longer good. You can store the capsules for a long time. If you are dosing a small animal like a tree squirrel (2 lb), ground squirrel (1-1.5 lb), only use one capsule and mix with only 5 ml/cc of water. You can go here to compare prices.
http://www.google.com/#q=fish+mox+&tbm=shop

Years ago I took a baby squirrel to a vet. Vet prescribed a baytril injection to treat an infection. The dosage should have been .15 cc based on his weight. Instead the vet tech accidentally gave 1.5 cc! This is 10x the dosage. Squirrel had massive diarrhea. I called the vet who said to give fluids. Squirrel still had massive diarrhea. I searched online and could only think they accidentally gave too much antibiotics which killed all his gut flora. I called the vet tech. She told me they gave him 1.5 cc and I said that's way too much. I gave him probiotics and he survived. If someone were to accidentally give too much antibiotics, give probiotics. Bene-bac sold in pet stores is good. If you don't have that, give a tiny bit of yogurt. Give yogurt and fluids until the diarrhea stops. Then slowly reintroduce foods. Amoxy is not a super strong antibiotic so the change of this happening is extremely rare.

Amoxicillin Oral Suspension

Bottle of amoxycillin liquid for cats, dogs
INDICATIONS FOR AMOXICILLIN ORAL SUSPENSION

Amoxicillin Oral Suspension is of of the primary antibiotics for cats and dogs used against drug-resistant bacteria and is meant for effectively treating respiratory tract infections, wounds, skin infections, tooth abscesses, genitourinary tract and urinary bladder infections among others. Amoxicillin oral suspension is semisynthetic penicillin based antibiotic, with broad spectrum bactericidal activity against various strains of bacteria such as H. influenzae, N. gonorrhoea, E. coli, Pneumococci, Streptococci etc. It is not effective for viral or parasitic infections.Amoxicillin oral suspension is a popular medication for dogs and cats as it could be administered easily and ensures easy absorption. Trihydrate is the main active ingredient in Amoxicillin Oral Suspension.

PRECAUTIONS

Amoxicillin Oral Suspension should be used only for proven bacterial infections. Animals that are allergic to penicillin should not be given this medication. Extreme caution is required while using this medication in dehydrated animals or those with kidney or heart disorders. Though it can cross over placenta of pregnant animals to the offspring, it is considered relatively safe to use during pregnancy. Amoxicillin Oral Suspension can react with medications such as allopurinol and erythromycin, so it is advisable to discuss the medication history of the pets with the vet before starting the treatment.

DOSAGE

The recommended dose of amoxicillin oral suspension in dogs and cats (squirrels, raccoons, opossums, skunks, foxes, bobcats, coyotes) is 5-10mg/pound every 12-24 hours. Amoxicillin can be given without any food restrictions as it is stable in gastric conditions. Unused medication should not be used after 14 days.

SIDE EFFECTS

Common side effects when using amoxicillin include loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. Allergic reactions are characterized by symptoms like rashes, fever, swelling of face or limbs, difficulty breathing, rapid heart beat and loss of coordination, which require urgent medical aid. A drug overdose might result in vomiting and diarrhea, where the veterinarian should be contacted urgently.


Mary Cummins of Animal Advocates is a wildlife rehabilitator licensed by the California Department of Fish and Game and the USDA. Mary Cummins is also a licensed real estate appraiser in Los Angeles, California.


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