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Cat antibiotics - injection vs tablets?

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HaveYouSeenHerLately Wed 05-Oct-16 14:29:50

The ginger peril has begun limping on his back paw today. This is the 3rd time this year (once was with ex-owner in Jan).

Examined both times by vet who couldn't see anything wrong and diagnosed an infection. Received antibiotic and anti-inflammatory injections and improved within a week.

Both times produced a rather large bill (same vet).

Does anyone know whether I can request a prescription and buy amoxicillin online (from a reputable source)? I'm guessing this will still necessitate a consultation fee (£40) plus Rx cost plus cost of drugs.

Miloarmadillo1 Wed 05-Oct-16 14:35:30

Yes, you can do this, but really if your cat has an infected bite they need antibiotic straight away, not in a few days when you have posted off a prescription and had tablets posted back to you. I doubt it would save you much on a 5-10 day course of tablets, though it can save considerable amounts on long term medication. We charge £11 for a written prescription.

Topseyt Wed 05-Oct-16 14:38:43

You would need a prescription to buy the antibiotics online, I believe. There would be a consultation and prescription charge for that.

Regarding your question though, for me it would be injection because my cat (also a ginger ninja) is the very devil to get tablets into and it saves me from getting clawed and bitten to shreds - only to find that the git still managed somehow not to swallow the sodding tablet anyway. confused

Topseyt Wed 05-Oct-16 14:41:51

Hope your cat is better soon by the way. smile

HaveYouSeenHerLately Wed 05-Oct-16 15:35:07

Thanks all! I guess I'm shocked at the cost of vet treatment but it makes sense when broken down.

Off to the vets we go wink

PinkSparklyPussyCat Wed 05-Oct-16 16:23:13

Definitely injection, although DH has to take him for that as I'm so needle phobic I nearly passed out! The one time I had to take him the vet called in one of the nurses as she remembered!

I hope your cat is on the mend soon

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