Many clients have difficulty tableting their cat.
Many clients have difficulty persuading their cat to take tablets. Image source unknown.

OK, a potentially controversial one this…

There is a lot of evidence highlighting resistance to antibiotic therapy both in the human and veterinary fields. My understanding is that this is, in part, due to poor compliance.

I’ve certainly come across clients who have difficulty giving tablets to their cat, and have also seen cases that “appear” to respond poorly to amoxicillin/calvulanic acid but then respond rapidly to Convenia.

So, my argument is that injecting a long-acting preparation licensed for the treatment of soft tissue infections in cats (having bactericidal activity to the “usual suspect” oral bacterial flora of the cat) is preferable to giving oral meds that owners find difficult, and in some cases impossible, to administer.

I might even suggest this may result in less resistance.

I look forward to hearing your views…

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Kirsty Berry RVN
Kirsty Berry RVN
2 years 7 days ago
My Cat was given convenia after sustaining some nasty cat fight wounds at the end of last year. Within a few days he started to develop a reaction, with swelling to the head only. Thinking it was an infection reaction (after doing some tests on the serous fluid which was oozing from him head) my vet/boss decided it was possible the infection had got ‘ott’ and he was given a second convenia inj after the recommended timescale. A few days later he began to look worse, so other meds a were introduced even antihistamine incase it was a senstitivity reaction… Read more »

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