Antibiotics to Treat Bacterial Infections

Antibiotics are prescribed to pets to treat bacterial infections. There are various types of antibiotics and the type your veterinary surgeon prescribes will depend on the infection. To ensure infections do not become resistant to the antibioticsit is important that the complete course of treatment is administered.

How to administer the antibiotics

  • Before administering treatment please ensure you read the label thoroughly. Treatment must be given as instructed by your veterinary surgeon.
  • If you are prescribed the liquid form of this medication ensure that it has been gently rocked from side to side to ensure it is mixed well before carefully administering the correct dose.
  • There is a possibility that the antibiotics prescribed may be given alongside food whilst others must be give on an empty stomach – your Wellpets vet will advise you on this.
  • Ensure you do not stop administering medication before your Wellpets vet has instructed even if your pet appears to have returned to good health.
  • Never give your pet more medication than your Wellpets veterinary surgeon has prescribed.
  • Antibiotics can sometimes cause allergic reactions in the people that are handling them. If you are allergic to antibiotics such as penicillins or cephalosporins please advise your Wellpets vet.
  • After handling the medication wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.
  • In the event of accidentally swallowing seek medical advice immediately – retain packaging and show to your physician.

How do I store this medicine?

It is important that this medicine is kept out of children’s reach. Medicines must be stored in a cool, dry place at room temperature. Keep away from direct sunlight and heat. This medicine should not be stored in a bathroom, near a sink or anywhere damp – this is because the medicine has the potential to break down if exposed to heat or moisture elements.

I have heard that this drug can have side effects, how will this affect my pet?

Possible side effect from antibiotics include stomach upset, vomiting or diarrhea. Consult your Wellpets vet if you notice anything unusual or if you think your pet might be pregnant.