Duramycin-10 for my kittens?

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  1. Nomad

    Nomad Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I have two kittens maybe 12-14 weeks old that have a cold or worse. I have a packet of Duramycin-10 that says it's for swine, calves and poultry. The wife went to tractor Supply for Terramycin but they didn't have any and said the Duramycin was the same thing. Does anybody know if it's safe for my kittens and what the dosage might be? Thank you.

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    Duramycin is teracycline. I personally would not give it to young animals because of its effect on tooth enamel. Do you have any amoxicillin on hand?
     

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    No we are all out and can't get any more without a vet visit. The vet we used is a long way away because we have moved and since I lost my job we can't afford to go anyway. I don't know what to do. The little guys are not getting any better and I don't want to lose them. Would just a few doses for this illness be enough to harm their teeth?

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    Personally i would dose them. Better to have the babies with no teeth then no babies at all.
     
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    That's what I'm thinking. But I don't know how to mix the powder to the proper strength for kittens so young.

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    6.4 OZ WILL MAKE:
    100 gal containing 100 mg of tetracycline hydrochloride/gal.

    I am not sure of the doseage for a kitten that size and I fear if I gave you too low a dose, it would not be effective and if I give you too high a dose it could be harmful. I cannot find a doseage for kittens or pups as it is not recommended for them.
     
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    I have been having the same problem. I've searched everywhere. We've decided to return the Duramycin to the store. I'm afraid I'll do more harm than good if I try to give it to them. I'll have to find something else to use.

    Thanks for your assistance.

    Nomad