Terramycin For Cats - Clear Up Infection

Terramycin For Cats – Clear Up Infection

By: - Pets - October 4, 2011
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If your poor cat has an eye infection, one of the medications you may be prescribed from your vet is Terramycin. Terramycin for cats can help clear up bacterial infections in the eye, but it is not easy to administer. When you are dealing with putting eye drops in a cat, you may find yourself on the losing end of a sharp pair of claws. Luckily there are some tricks you can use when administering Terramycin for cats that can also work with Terramycin for dogs as well.

Most vets will suggest you administer Terramycin for cats 2-4 times per day and that is 2-4 times you may be attacked by an unhappy cat. Obviously you want to keep both you and your cat safe when doing this, so with some patience try the following when giving it to your cat or giving Terramycin for dogs.

Place your cat on a slippery surface that is flat, such as a desk or even washing machine. You want to make sure your cat can’t get a grip on the surface. You should then wrap your cat in towel or blanket to protect both of you. Your cat will probably even feel more comfortable if they are wrapped up. Hold your cat so their bottom is right against your stomach and their head is facing outward. You want to come from behind in a sort of “surprise attack”.

Open the cat’s eye with one hand while simultaneously applying the Terramycin ointment right into their open eye. Remember, your cat will probably struggle, so it is important for you to keep them secure in the towel or blanket, or at least hold them securely under your arm. You want to make sure you are putting the ointment in a line right into the eye of the cat as well as you can. The more of the ointment that gets into the eye, the better it will work.

The same methods used in getting the ointment into the cat’s eye, you can also use when using Terramycin for dogs. If you have a larger dog, you will probably need help getting the ointment in since they can easily overpower you. For both dogs and cats, if they are rubbing their eyes after the ointment has been applied, get them an Elizabethan collar. You can probably get one from the vet if needed or you can buy them at large pet stores.