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my cat has gotten into a fight with something another cat I think she was a recuse kitten and we have had her for 3 years.  I know I can't give her pain meds like dogs - I have 4 and I have doxycycline 100 mg I took 1 capusal and dissolved in milk and gave 1/2 of it to her yesterday and 1/2 today.  She has a raw spot on one of her front paw (like a rug burn) my husband thinks she got scraped up fighting on the pavement or that is what it looks like she was limping yesterday but seems much better today.  My husband has been the hospital this week or I would have been able to get her to animal aid we moved to a new place about 7 months ago and we are all adjusting I believe there are feral cats in this area - is this dose and meds  ok I just don't wont the wound to get infected.  Thank you.

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Hi Catherine,

First off Doxycycline shouldn't be mixed with milk. And the dosage should be adjusted according to your cats weight. I would use a triple antibiotic ointment instead. Wash the area first and then apply the ointment. Apply it 2-3 times a day. This should take care of it. If it doesn't get better in a few days then take her to the vet. Good luck and take care.

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I can give advice on cat behavior. I can help about newborn kitten care. I can help with senior cat care. I can answer questions about cat proofing a home or making it cat friendly. I can answer diet questions. I can answer home treatments questions for cats. At present I have 13 cats in home and two ferals outside. And there's always room for one more!

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I have over 40 year's experience with cats. Father was a veterinarian and I assisted him in his work. I have 15 cats at present. Most are shelter or feral rescues. I have one purebred cat. I have done cat rescues and foster care. Some thoughts to carry with you. A Cat's 10 Commandments My life is likely to last 15-20 years. Any separation from you is likely to be painful. Give me time to understand what you want of me. Place your trust in me. It is crucial for my well-being. Don't be angry with me for long and don't lock me up as punishment. You have your work, your friends, your entertainments. But I have only you. Talk to me. Even if I don't understand your words, I do understand your voice when speaking to me. Be aware that however you treat me, I will never forget it. Before you swat me, before you strike me, remember that I have teeth that could draw blood. And claws to strike back. And yet I choose not to attack you. If I don't act right then have me checked to see what is wrong. Please take care of me when I grow old. You too will grow old. On the difficult journey, on the ultimate difficult journey, go with me please. Never say you can't bear to watch. Don't make me face this alone. Everything is easier for me if you are there. Because I love you so. Take a moment today to thank God for your pets. Enjoy and take good care of them. Life would be a much duller, less joyful thing without God's critters. Pass this on.

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