How to Use Terramycin Powder for Cats

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How to Use Terramycin Powder for Cats
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Things You'll Need

  • 10 mg of Terramycin powder per pound of body weight (20 mg/kg)

  • Wet cat food


Cats are particularly sensitive to this older class of antibiotic, and are prone to experiencing diarrhea and vomiting from its administration.

This drug should not be administered if kidney disease is present.

Care should be taken to be vigilant about the cat's response to the drug, and whether noticeable negative side effects become evident.

If the full course of Terramycin drug administration is not completed, there is a possibility that infection relapse can occur, or treatment resistance to the drug by the bacteria could develop in your cat.

Always consult your veterinarian before administering any drug to your cat.


Terramycin administration duration is relative to the infection it is being used to treat. The drug is most effective for conditions including: Oral cavity diseases Diseases relative to musculoskeletal infection Orthopedic conditions and musculoskeletal diseases Hemic-lymphatic and Hematology infections Upper and lower respiratory infections

Terramycin (Oxytetracycline) is an antibiotic that restrains bacteria in two ways: first, by slowing growth of the offending organism and second, by curbing the bacteria's ability to synthesize protein. This is a tetracycline-class antibiotic, along with doxycycline and minocycline antibiotics. It is used in both companion animals, such as cats and dogs, and in herd animals where the threat of disease spread exists.


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Drug Administration

Step 1

Give your cat the Terramycin orally at 12 hour intervals.

Step 2

When it is time to administer the drug, encouraging your cat to take it may be challenging. If the Terramycin is unpalatable to your cat, add a little sugar to the water the drug is suspended in, or add the drug dose to wet cat food every 12 hours.


Step 3

Complete the full course of Terramycin treatment prescribed relative to the specific infection that is being treated. Even though your cat's condition should improve if this antibiotic's administration is tolerated by your cat, completing the full course of the drug is necessary.

Always check with your veterinarian before changing your pet’s diet, medication, or physical activity routines. This information is not a substitute for a vet’s opinion.


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