Message Number: SG235 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2002-07-11 17:00:44 UTC
Subject: RE: Inexperienced vet has me worried
Message-ID: <22366951.1026406844165.JavaMail.root@scandium>

. My oldest ferret has lost a lot of weight
> and has been suffering yellow smelly diarrhea for a month now. The vet
> has prescribed an antibiotic called Clindamycin Hydrochloride Drops manufactured
> for Phoenix Pharmaceutical, Inc. The antibiotic is intended for use with
> dogs and cats, but my vet assured me it will be safe for my 4 year old
> ferret.

Clindamycin is indeed safe at a dosage of 5-10 mg/kg twice a day, and won't harm him. I do agree that youshould have a definite reason to give antibiotics, and diagnostics should always come first.

With kindest regards,

Bruce Williams, dVM