Originally Posted by clixpix
IMO I would never inject anything into a cat without a vet prescribing it. There's no way to know if these antibiotics are appropriate for the cat's illness. These are medications that should only be administered under veterinary supervision. Also, as a reminder from the forum rules:
Again, I was not suggesting that she give any antibiotic without her vets instruction. Mews specifically asked about injectable antibiotics she could ask her vet about.
Pen-G is a simple one.
I also stated that "depending on what is wrong
pen-g might be one to use". Again, the vet would be the one determining if the pen-g is appropriate for Coco's condition.
If pen-g is the vet's drug of choice it is MUCH less expensive to be able to purchase at the feed store. This is the exact same Pen-G the vets use in their offices. For people on a very tight budget this can make the difference of being able to treat a pet or not. It is an option people should know is out there and ask their vets
about if money is tight, especially if one is looking at the need for long term antibiotics. The vet would give the dose amounts necessary for the particular brand. Each brand is different in its concentration thus the dose given would be different.
I was in no way, shape or form suggesting anyone just go out and buy pen-g and give it to any of their pets, even livestock, without a vet's advice.