How do I know if my cat bite is infected?

How do I know if my cat bite is infected?

It is easy to tell if your cat bite is infected. The illustration below tells you. I am referring to a classic bacterial infection throughout this post. You’ll see inflammation (redness in the skin) spreading out from the place where your cat bit you. It’ll start with a small area of inflammation around the …

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Best antibiotics for a cat bite

Cat bite and antibiotic

These are the best antibiotics for cat bites (my thanks to InFocusL Culture that Infected Cat Bite (and Give Antibiotics): PREFERRED Amoxicillin-clavulanate (Augmentin) ALTERNATIVES Add metronidazole to each alternative – used for anaerobic activity. It is unclear if metronidazole is always necessary and it is usually added for prophylaxis. Doxycycline Trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim) Penicillin VK …

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The transfer of antibiotic resistant bugs in saliva from pet to person

Kissing your cat

There’s a report out online about the dangers of antibiotic resistant bugs being transferred from cats and dogs to their owners via saliva. The theory is as follows. The overprescription of antibiotics for pets can result in antimicrobial resistance (AMR). In other words bugs inside pets can become resistant to antibiotics. And there is …

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Veterinarians need a test to distinguish between bacterial and viral infections

Veterinarians are using antibiotics in a precautionary manner when treating cats because they don’t have a quick test that can determine if antibiotics are really necessary. In short, there is a need with respect to both animals and humans to develop a test which can distinguish between bacterial and viral illnesses. The reason why …

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Chewable antibiotic tablet for cats

Pill for cats and dogs

I just noticed this: chewable antibiotic tablets for cats and dogs. They’re available in America and are FDA approved. They are manufactured by Piedmont Animal Health and the product is Baytril Soft Chewable Tablets. The antibiotic is enrofloxacin which is good for skin, urinary, eye, respiratory and other infections. Clearly chewable antibiotic must be …

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Antibiotics for Feline Diarrhea

Antibiotics may resolve feline diarrhoea but the veterinarian has to do extensive tests in order to diagnose antibiotic-responsive diarrhoea. The veterinarian has to rule out all other possible causes of the diarrhoea first. Apparently, it is not uncommon for cat owners to ask if antibiotics can cure their cat’s diarrhoea but antibiotics are only …

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Overprescribing Antibiotics to Domestic Cats Can Lead to Obesity?

I have asked a question in the title to this article but it’s one founded on good research and information. I do not know of any other person who has raised this question. I think it is a valid question because domestic cat obesity is a major discussion point in the West. There is …

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