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Will doxycycline stop cat diarrhea

Updated: 8/9/2023
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I assume it's antibiotics specifically for cats. You cannot give them the same as for humans and never without consulting a vet. Antibiotics work the same way on cats as it does in humans - it kills the good bacteria in the stomach as well as the bad so diarrhea is a side effect. As long as the cat eat and drink this is not dangerous. I suggest you ask the vet that prescriped them to you since he knows what they were for. Diarrhea can be very dangerous for a cat of it gets dehydrated.

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Possibly, but there's no guarantee. Doxycycline is an antibiotic that tends to be effective against Gram negative bacteria. If your cat's diarrhea is caused by an overgrowth of Gram negative bacteria, the doxycycline may be able to help. However, if the diarrhea is because of something else, the doxycycline may make it worse by killing off the normal commensual bacteria in the gut.

Also, doxycycline is a prescription drug; if you haven't received this as a prescription from your veterinarian I would advise you not use it to treat your cat. In the United States it is possible to purchase doxycycline at farm supply stores - but this is formulated for cattle, not cats. The doseage is all wrong for cats, and the method of administration is injection - not an easy thing to do to a cat at home unless you have training and experience.

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