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Can you give fish antibiotics to your cat?

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October 10, 2012 4:37PM

No - the antibiotics are formulated very differently for fish than they are for cats and you could end up killing your cat.

If you believe your cat needs antibiotic treatment, you should schedule an appointment with your veterinarian for an examination. He/she will provide the proper antibiotics if needed.

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you can give your cat Amoxitabs.

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Topical, like Neosporin. You should take it to the vet too.

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It is not a good idea to administer human antibiotics, as the cats immune system is different from humans. This may kill the cat.

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I highly recommend you check with a veterinarean.

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Never give prescription drugs to your pets without carefully following your vets instructions. If you have questions regarding antibiotics, you should refer your questions to him or her.

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You should never give antibiotics to any patient - cat, dog, human - without a prescription. The reason is that antibiotics only work for certain types of bacteria - if you use them for diseases that cannot be treated with that type of antibiotics, the medication will do more harm than good. It will not cure the disease, but the patient can experience unwanted side effects. In addition, misuse of antibiotics contributes to creating resistant bacteria that can cause very problematic diseases. Your vet will tell you what type of antibiotics, if any, your cat needs, and if leftover medication from your dog will do.

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The time a cat can take antibiotics, depends on what it is for. If your cat has really bad cat flu it could be on it for over 7 days. A mild dose of cat flu will have a cat on antibiotics for a week at a maximum. Cats have to have antibiotics for more than one reason so the time on it will depend on what ia is for.

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No! Depending on the antibiotic, it may be dangerous to the cat. And, certainly, the dosing would be different. Consult your veterinarian, please.

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Antibiotics should only be purchased from a vet who has prescribed them. A vet knows the correct dosage and type of antibiotics that is safe to be given to a cat.

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In Fate the best fish to feed either your dog or cat is the Flawless Ruffy (turns your pet into a Gryphon).

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blue cat fish,white cat fish,channel cat fish, flathead cat fish and bull head cat fish

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Never give ANY human medication to a cat without checking with a vet. Their liver does not process medication like ours does, or even like a dog's. Cats can be made sick or killed by many medications. There are antibiotics a cat can take, but you must check with a vet to ensure it's appropriate for your pet. Also, you should never give antibiotics to a human or animal unless you know that what they have is bacterial. Antibiotics are not effective against viruses. You need a proper diagnosis.

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It is fine for pregnant cats to take antibiotics. You should not give your cat any over the counter medications without talking to your vet.

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Any type of raw fish can give a cat tapeworms. If the fish in the can has not been cooked, then yes.

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cat / fish...tada! its a kind of fish

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It is very unsafe to give fish with bones to a cat. A cat can choke to death on one small bone if it catches in the cat's throat.

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you should get your vets permission before you give him any antibiotics. It is sometimes okay to give them ampicillin. But it is always a good idea to make sure they wont have a bad reaction to the antibiotics. Basically if you dont ask your vet, you could be risking their life.

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Fish isn't a cat, end of.

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Not a good idea! Even if you tried breaking the pill so that the dosage was smaller, its very risky and very easy to end up overdosing the cat. If your cat needs treatment, get it to a vet who can prescribe medication that is safe for the cat.