Are my cats meds actually good for them?
September 19, 2007 1:00 PM Subscribe
I have two cats, both with a mild respiratory infection, and the drugs the vet gave us aren't making much sense to us. Can anyone help explain?
posted by Braeog to pets & animals (8 answers total)
I have two cats that both had a respiratory infection that we treated, but the treatment didn't seem to hold very long, and the infection has come back/continued, and we're treating them again with some slightly stronger meds.
There are two meds, two bottles of each, to make one bottle of both types for each cat. Each cat is supposed to take a full dropper of both types until her bottles are empty.
What's confusing is that one of the medicines (the one being used up faster) is a powerful antibiotic, and the other is a steroid usually used as an immune suppressant. If the antibiotic gets used up first, why would we want to continue administrating an immune suppressant when the cat is no longer taking antibiotics?
This seems like a generally poor idea, at least to me, but then again, I'm not a doctor, or a kitty doctor for that matter. Any advice or explanation would be appreciated.