Using Terramycin Powder Instead of Ointment For Cat

I have a cat with an eye problem, she has had for a long time. I have taken her to the Dr. several times for it and it always comes back. She was on terramycin ointment. I bought some terramycin powder when she ran out of it, I just am not sure of how to give it to her. Any suggestions?

Ad


Bonny from Mandeville, LA

To celebrate the new year we are giving away $200 in Amazon gift cards for people who answer questions on ThriftyFun in January! Click here to find out more...

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

March 18, 20080 found this helpful

I'd call the vet and ask.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
March 18, 20080 found this helpful

Ask your vet about a Herpes infection. He/she should be able to test for it. If that is what it is you are going to battle it on and off for some time. But there are meds that will help better than the terramycin. A culture/sensitivity would tell you what antibiotic would work best too. Sometimes it's better to do some workup to get a better diagnosis, then just keep throwing the same medicine at the problem. Usually topical medicines in the eye work better than giving them by mouth too.

Ad
ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
March 19, 20080 found this helpful

A phone call to the vet costs nothing. The powder often comes with a base powder ingredient to carry the active ingredient, and the base material may be too granular and may abrade and damage the cornea (ow!). It may not be sterile enough (terramycin doesn't kill everything). God bless you and try to be as good to your furfriend as you can.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
To celebrate the new year we are giving away $200 in Amazon gift cards for people who answer questions on ThriftyFun in January! Click here to find out more...

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Related Content(article continues below)
Categories
Pets CatsMarch 18, 2008
Guides
Making Garlic Powder
Making Garlic Powder
Cat Scratching Sisal Post
Repairing a Sisal Wrapped Cat Scratching Post
toilet trained cat
Toilet Training Your Cat
Two bare feet.
Homemade Foot Powder
More
🍀
St. Patrick's Ideas!
💘
Valentine's Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
© 1997-2017 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Published by . Page generated on January 16, 2017 at 10:48:47 AM on 10.0.0.96 in 2 seconds. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of ThriftyFun's Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. If you have any problems or suggestions feel free to Contact Us.
Loading Something Awesome!