Doxycycline
Doxycycline
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Treats Lyme disease, chlamydia, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Is typically only given once a day
Can also be used for urinary tract, or bacterial infections

Doxycycline

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At a Glance
Treats Lyme disease, chlamydia, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Is typically only given once a day
Can also be used for urinary tract, or bacterial infections

Doxycycline is an antibiotic used to treat infections like Lyme disease, chlamydia, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and other bacterial infections.

Doxycycline requires a prescription from your veterinarian.

What Is Doxycycline Used for in Cats?
Answer

Doxycycline or Doxycycline Hyclate is an antibiotic. It is a prescription drug used for the treatment of various ailments. The antibiotic can help treat Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, chlamydia, Lyme disease, and a few other bacterial infections. So to treat infections caused by bacteria, Doxycycline can be used. Since it is a prescription medication, you should consult your petโ€™s veterinarian for the administration of the same. Veterinarians may Doxycycline to your cat if they observe such diseases and the need for antibiotic administration.

How Long Does It Take For Doxycycline to Work for Cats?
Answer

Doxycycline tablets are given twice every month to your pet to treat any of the bacterial infections that they are currently suffering from. When you administer this antibiotic make sure that your pet has access to water and they take a minimum of 6 ml water or any food after the ingestion of the tablets. Administering the tablets dry is not advisable and this is especially more important for the cats. If you are planning to administer the medication with food, remember not to give it with any food that contains iron or diary. The reason being food containing iron or calcium may block the medicine and thereby tamper its efficacy. So, understand the drug reaction with other foods before clubbing it. Hence to help ease the stomach action and avoid any coincidental upsets of your petโ€™s stomach, avoid the administration of the medication with such foods. Doxycycline is an antibiotic that starts to exhibit its actions very quickly, say about 1-2 hours and you may see the effects within a few days.

How Much Doxycycline Can a Cat Take?
Answer

The recommended Doxycycline dosage for cats is around 10mg per kg of body weight of the pet. The medication is to be administered orally. The time gap between the two doses is around 24 hours. However, you may consult your veterinarian for the exact dosage as is applicable for your cat based on their conditions. This is critical as the set dosage mentioned above may change if your cat has chlamydiosis. In that case, they will have to be given 5 mg of Doxycycline per kg of body weight. The time duration between two doses is around 12 hours for three weeks.

Can a Cat Overdose on Doxycycline?
Answer

Administering the right amount of medication is particularly important to treat any ailment on time. Similarly, if an overdose of any medication happens it may lead to an adverse effect on your petโ€™s health. Overdose of Doxycycline can cause aggravated cases of gastrointestinal issues in your cats. If you observe your pet accidentally overdosing on this medication, immediately reach out to your petโ€™s veterinarian to help with a cure. If the conditions are severe or life-threatening, you may also reach out to the Animal Poison Control Centers near you.

Can I Crush Doxycycline for My Cat?
Answer

Administering medication to pets often becomes very difficult at times. Some of them make a lot of fuss while ingesting any medicine. Pet parents have to be innovative to try and feed the medications to their pets. It is often observed that administering the pills with food or a favorite treat of your pet may often work to lure them to take the medications. They often use the crushing technique to administer the medicines. You may be tempted to crush the Doxycycline tablets into powder and feed your cat. But you should be cautious about it. You may get your veterinarianโ€™s advice on the same as crushed medications often leave traces behind, which means that the requisite dosage is not administered to your pet as a result of crushing them.

Can Doxycycline Be Mixed With Food?
Answer

If you are planning to administer the medication with food, remember not to give it with any food that contains iron or diary. The reason being food containing iron or calcium may block the medicine and thereby tamper its efficacy. Hence to help ease the stomach action and avoid any coincidental upsets of your petโ€™s stomach, avoid the administration of the medication with such foods. Doxycycline is an antibiotic that starts to exhibit its actions very quickly, say about 1-2 hours and you may see the effects within a few days.

Can Doxycycline Treat Uti in Cats?
Answer

Doxycycline is a prescription antibiotic that has many applications and is used to treat a variety of illnesses in cats. Doxycycline is also used as one of the most common antibiotics to treat bacterial infections of the tracts like urinary and respiratory tract infections. The medication prohibits the growth of a number of urinary tract pathogens and thereby acts as a useful antimicrobial agent.

Doxycycline Hyclate

  • Do not give doxycycline to pregnant or nursing animals.

  • Do not give multivitamins, calcium supplements, antacids, or laxatives within two hours before or after giving doxycycline. These products can reduce the effectiveness of doxycycline.

  • Diarrhea is typical for animals on antibiotics. If diarrhea is watery or contains blood contact your veterinarian.

  • Do not stop dosages unless directed by your veterinarian.
  • Typical dosing for cats and dogs is based on weight:

  • Dog: 2mg-5mg/lb of petโ€™s weight every 12-24 hours

  • Cat: 2mg-5mg/lb of petโ€™s weight every 12-24 hours

    While Doxycycline can be given with or without food, make sure there is fresh water available for your pet.

    Dairy products reduce the absorption of doxycycline. Do not mix with dairy unless directed by a veterinarian has told you to do so.

    Give doxycycline for the entire length of time prescribed by your veterinarian, even though symptoms may improve before the infection is completely treated.
  • Ask your veterinarian or consult with one of our pet care specialists at 1-800-844-1427.

    This information is for informational purposes only and is not meant as a substitute for the professional advice of, or diagnosis or treatment by, your veterinarian. Always seek the advice of your veterinarian or other qualified professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard or delay seeking professional advice due to what you may have read on our website. Our medications are FDA approved and/or EPA regulated when and as required by law.

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