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We just adopted a wonderful new little girl kitty. She's only 6 months old and has been in a shelter since birth, poor thing! She's so sweet and affectionate and loves our other 3 cats (who aren't ready to commit yet about their feelings). When I took her in for her vaccinations and checkup, she was sniffling a bit so the Vet gave her amoxicllin. I forgot her stool specimen which I brought in the next day. She'd been passing a lot of really bad gas along with diarreah, so the other Vet sent me home with Flagyl. After leaving I wondered about whether it was ok to give her both at once and called the Vet's office. The Vet Assistant was the only one available, and told me "no problem", but I don't feel comfortable especially since she thought it was unusual for me to question what the Vet had ordered. I explained to her it was only because it was 2 different Dr's, but she just said to follow their orders and hung up on me. Does anyone know if it's ok to mix these 2 drugs? The Vet's are already away for the holiday and I'd have to call a backup office to speak with a Vet.
It's a long time until Monday! Thanks! SandyLiz
 

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Sorry, I don't actually know if you can mix those antibiotics. I've found that when I have a problem though, that I can usually call one of the emergency vets and they'll give me some information. I hope you can figure this out soon, it's too bad that the vet assistant couldn't have been more helpful.
 

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It is supposed that you are to give each med once a day. You might try rotating them instead of giving each simultaneously. for example, you might give your kitty amoxycillin in the morinings after eating and then the other med in the afternoon after eating.
 

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First of all that wasn't very nice of the assistant's part to make a little fuss at your inquieries..not to mention hanging up. I would call back and ask the Vet again...and don't take no for an answer
I guess it would be a better idea to give the kitty the meds with food. I don't know about the mixing up part. Your Vet will surely give you support on this one
 

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Thanks for your responses. I finally called the backup vet office and they said it was ok, but to give the meds with food. I am going to do each separately though. The poor baby also has drops for ear mites and an ointment for a runny eye. She was just in the shelter too long and picked up everything! She's in great spirits though and is enjoying her new life out of the cage. I don't think she ever saw a toy mouse before and just runs around the house with one in her mouth. She even loves to fetch! If we throw the mouse, she'll bring it back around 10 times until she gets tired. It's so great to have a kitten in the house again. My other cats watch her like she's a sporting event.

Well, Happy thanksgiving! I have to start working on tommorrow's dinner.
 
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