My Longhair domestic cat's had a skin problem on the back of her back leg. Unaffected by a shot of antibiotic (Convenia) given 8/20, I returned to the vet 9/11. At that point vet gave same antibiotic shot, a steroid injection (Depo-Medrol) and Synotic to apply locally 2X's/day. Additionally, a course of Metronidazole was started 9/11 and completed 9/15. The poor animal has had diarrhea since 9/11. The administrator of the vet clinic insists they've used Synotic on cats before without deleterious effect but they may not be fully aware of the consequences.
Hi, Friend! We've used Synotic on cats since back in the day with no real problems if used cautiously. Personally though, I am not a fan of dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) because just a whiff makes me ill and, as you know, cats can be very unpredictable in their response to medcations.
I'm leaning towards thinking that a trip to the vet, two injections, and two medications concurrently may just have been a bit to much for Calley. Her metronidazole should help the diarrhea, but because of the two antibiotics ~ if she's not lactose intolerant! ~ a teaspoon or two of unflavored, active culture yogurt every day. That may help restore and maintain her natural intestinal flora and Ph.
Best wishes! WildcatVet
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