Monday, July 7, 2008

Convenia Antibiotic for Cats

I was reading catchannel.com and discovered that the FDA has approved a single-dose injectable antibiotic for cats and dogs. Made by Pfizer Animal Health, Convenia will provide up to 14 days of treatment for common skin infections in cats and dogs. Check out the press release from Pfizer here.

One of the worst things about cat ownership is trying to give them medicines. My cats are normally very docile, until they see me coming at them with a syringe (without a needle, for liquids) or a pill. How do they know? Twice a day for 10 days? Sometimes I can hide it in their food, but not always. It can be quite a battle to get the medicine in. It is very stressful for all of us.

I think this is an outstanding development.

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