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Cephalexin for my cat?

My cat is almost two years old. I am pretty certain he has some sort of urinary infection. Will it be okay to give him cephalexin that was prescribed to me by my dentist?

Asked By: xlx_coolblueangel_xlx - 3/31/2007
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Cephalexin is okay for cats in general...however this may not be the proper antibiotic for this particular infection. If you feel like you can risk it go ahead and give your cat some. Get the feline dosage for cephalexin from, for example, the merck vet manual... More
Answered By: lamp s - 4/1/2007
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Something prescribed for a human patient will do more harm than good, to an animal with potential UTI. The dosage is stronger, and could just cause an overdose/poisoning if you do not know what you are doing... More
Answered By: paintedrain2 - 3/31/2007
 
ask your vet. it may make your cat sick.
Answered By: jilly - 3/31/2007
 
Why not check with the vet.!! Is your dentist a vet..??? Do you know that some of our human medication is poisinous to cats...????!!! Please be careful for kitty sake...!!
Answered By: Kiki - 3/31/2007
 
no, you need to check with your vet on what type of medication you can give your pet. the dose that the dentist gave you may be harmful for your pet because dosing is decided based on height, weight, etc. so what is prescribed to you could be deadly in something that weighs far less than you. also, some medications... More
Answered By: kathryn m - 3/31/2007
 
Human Cephalexin is different from an animals and animals esp cats are very very sensitive to medications... More
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Answered By: chanmckinlay - 3/31/2007
 
No No No No. Cephalexin is a very powerful antibiotic....way to much for a cat. Never give an animal human medication. Take your cat to the vet. Never self diagnose your pets.
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Answered By: pobrecita - 3/31/2007
 
NO! NEVER, EVER GIVE A PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION TO YOUR PETS WITHOUT CONSULTING A VET! if the dose is wrong, or if it is the wrong medication, you could kill your pet! Take your cat to the vet. if your cat has a urinary infection, it could be due to the recalled food, so it will needt to be seen by a vet NOW!
Answered By: cactus bloom - 3/31/2007
 
Your vet's not a magician, and this isn't rocket science. Cephalasporin is a common veterinary antibiotic. Dosage for 10-15 to 30 mg per pound (22 to 30 mg/kg) every 8 to 12 hours. If you have Keflex, access to a mg scale and DON'T have the money for a vet, don't just let an animal suffer... More
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