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post #1 of 10
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I am owned by 6 indoor only cats......I just got done with giving my 6 cats antibiotics that was vet subscribed for 10 days straight for URI. Today is day 11 and I still have at least 3 sneezing cats. The vet was closed today or I would have bought another 5 days worth of pills Monday morning I will go see him. Should I stay with the same medication? Is this common in muiltible cat households to take longer than the 10 day pill interval? Any advice would be appreciated I am tired of chasing 6 cats around to pill them everyday. Thanks
post #2 of 10
oh honey, pilling 6 cats! It seems like the antibiotics keep working a bit after the last dose?
post #3 of 10
If there is no improvement from the anti-biotics within 5 days, switch meds.

General rule of thumb at the shelter regarding URIs.
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If there is no improvement from the anti-biotics within 5 days, switch meds.

General rule of thumb at the shelter regarding URIs.
Welp.......Like I said......10 days and 4 are still sneezing I am very disappointed and depressed over this setback........ You have to try to chase 6 cats around the house for 10 days to really understand what it is like.
post #5 of 10
Oh I did that once....all my kitties had giardia...at that point 7 of them. I had to give them meds 2x a day...a very bitter med.

May I ask....what anti-biotic have they been on?
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Oh I did that once....all my kitties had giardia...at that point 7 of them. I had to give them meds 2x a day...a very bitter med.

May I ask....what anti-biotic have they been on?
I want to believe that you are trying to help me here.......Chlorpheneramine 4mg << sp? It just is not working for my 6 cats.....
post #7 of 10
I'm not familiar with that drug, unfortunately. Definately talk to your vet, see if he can suggest a different medication to try. If it doesn't work within 3-5 days, be bugging your vet again.

Sometimes, these URIs have multiple components....there is a viral component that is harder to get rid of. I hope you can get everyone healthy asap!
post #8 of 10
My kitties have been on Clavamox, which is suppose to be the strongest. My foster is on
doxy....something..brown medicine I took my one of my males (Toby) to get neutered and he caught something . He passed it around and my baby Torrie with herpes caught it..here we go again!! She has been back and forth to the vet every 10 days since November. He gave her a shot also this time. Maybe a new antibiotic is in order!
post #9 of 10
I have heard that doxycycline (liquid form) or azithromycin can really be helpful - good luck in finding something that clears everyone up!
post #10 of 10
Hi - I feel for you... I am currently dealing with the same thing in my household. As another poster said... if you don't see improvement on a particular antibiotic in 5 days, it is generally time to switch and try a new one. I am on antibiotic #3 right now and that has to be injected under the skin for 3 weeks 2X a day! What a picnic that has been, since I've never given a shot in my life! I keep hoping it will get better... good luck
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