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What will happen if you leave cat antibiotics out of the refrigerator for 6 hours?


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September 20, 2013 2:50PM

This will depend upon the specific antibiotic and the ambient temperature of the house. In general, the antibiotic will degrade and become weaker, meaning the same dose you gave from a cold bottle will be stronger than the same volume dose from a warm bottle. If the bottle has reached room temperature, you should call your veterinarian for advice before administering it to your cat - depending upon the medication, the breakdown products of the degradation may be toxic to your cat.