Question by  jdevlin (74)

Can you give cats human antibiotics?


Answer by  mammakat (11147)

No!!! Human antibiotics are not meant for anything other than humans. The chemical structure of the drug is based on human pathology, not feline. And, as in sharing drugs among humans, the dosage would be entirely wrong. You risk killing your cat by doing this.


Answer by  zac (40)

No. Cat's metabolisms are different than humans. Even if you give them just a little bit, it could have severe side effects.


Answer by  near2land (493)

Some human and animal antibiotics may be labeled with the same names but your cat should be given medication prescribed by a professional vet.


Answer by  tkoelzer (59)

The antibiotics given to animals can often be the same antibiotics given to humans, but the dosage is much smaller. It is never a good idea to give your cat an antibiotic without consulting your veterinarian first.


Answer by  Me51 (357)

No, while cats will take the same antibiotics as humans, the dosages will be different. You should always contact a licensed veterinarian for proper diagnosis and dosing.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

You should only give your cat medication that is prescribed by your cat's Vet. Some human medications are okay for cats and dogs but can be lethal if you do not give them the proper dosage. It will cost money to take your cat to the vet but at least you know she will have the proper medication.

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