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are veterinary doxycycline and human doxycycline the same


Asked by Member 759927 on Oct 27th 2008 Tagged antibiotics in Medications
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Allie

Yes it is. Most of the antibiotics vets use are human drugs that they adjust the dosing on to accomodate the smaller size of an animal. Usually the more commonly used drugs like Amoxicillin, they keep on hand to dispense themselves but it's still the pink bubblegum liquid you would get for your child. But for other more expensive drugs like Azithromycin they write a prescription and you get it at the Pharmacy just like a human would.


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Hunter

They are the same drug but the amounts you would give to each species are different.


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Sassy (2001-2012)

They are the same but don't give your cat your doxycycline without consulting a vet 1st. The dosages are different and not just a fraction of your dose based on weight.


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