Doxicycline burns

I think my cat suffered a burn in & outside of her mouth from liquid Doxicycline. She has a scab & swelling. Will this eventually go way?

Asked by Cosette on Feb 27th 2012 in Medications
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Izadore (Izzie)

Any time an animal (or a child) ingests or comes in contact with medication that is not part of a physician or veterinarian's treatment for that child or animal, especially when a reaction such as a burn, blisters or swelling occurs, our first course of action should ALWAYS be to contact the physician or vet. We have no way of knowing whether your cat ingested any of this antibiotic or if what you are seeing in and around her mouth was caused by something else like chewing on an electrical cord. Even if we were a veterinary professional, we should not prescribe treatment for a cat we've never seen and don't know. Please call your vet and if you don't have one, find one and call them to find out how you should proceed. In the future you might want to make sure all medications are secured where your kitty can't get at them.

Izadore (Izzie) answered on 2/27/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Have her checked by your vet. I doubt that it is related to the medication. Sounds more like calicivirus or rodent ulcer.

Charlie answered on 3/7/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer