Can you use antibiotic on a cat?
It is not safe to use any medicine on a cat without veterinary advice; things that are harmless to humans can kill a cat, because of the differences in metabolism.
That said, there are antibiotic medicines and creams that are safe for cats. Please check with your vet for details.
I have a Cat who got a bite from another cat and am treating her with penicillin in a mild dosage but does anyone know how long to treat the animal?
I would HIGHLY advise against it. Human medicine is made for humans. Cats are much smaller than humans, so giving a cat human medicine can easily lead to an overdose which can ultimately kill the cat. If your cat needs treatment, take it to a vet where they can prescribe medicine that is safe to use on your cat.
If the cat bite is infected such as inflamed or swelling is present, then you need to take your cat into your Veterinarian. He or she will know the best type of antibiotic to put your cat on. It may have turned into an abscess where it needs to be opened up and flushed out and a penrose drain put in to keep it opened and draining. This type of antibiotic is not one of…
Unless it is medicine given to you by a vet, then no. Human medicine is made for humans. Cats are much smaller than humans, so giving a cat human medicine can easily lead to an overdose which can ultimately kill the cat. If your cat needs treatment, take it to a vet where they can prescribe medicine that is safe to use on your cat.
Penicillin G is typically an injectable form of penicillin, a common antibiotic used to treat a variety of Gram positive bacterial infections. A cat can be given PenG (as most veterinarians will refer to it as), but it is more common to use an oral formulation of penicillin or a related antibiotic in cats.
(The word antibiotic is used as a noun to mean a drug that is used to treat bacterial infections. The adjective "antibiotic" is used to describe drugs or treatments that perform the same function.) Examples: "Penicillin is one type of antibiotic." "Antibiotic ointments are used to prevent cuts from becoming infected."
First of all . . . never pull on a tick that is attached to an animal's skin. It can break off and leave the tick's head under the skin. If that happens, then there is a high risk of infection. A veterinarian should removed the remainder of the tick, and apply and antibiotic. He/She may decide to put the cat on a course of antibiotic tablets.
Not unless you were prescribed this medication by your veterinarian for your cat. Human formulations of this combination antibiotic are dosed for humans; they are often too strong to use in cats and cannot be safely diluted for use in cats. Also, in general, cats get viral infections in and around their eyes, not bacterial, so antibiotics would be useless anyway. If your cat is having issues with its eyes, the best course of action…