Albon for Pets

This is an antibiotic drug used in both dogs and cats for the treatment of a number of different bacterial infections, including bronchitis, pneumonia, the infection of a wound or physical injury, salmonilla, and coccidiosis. It is made from Sulfadimethoxine, an antibiotic. It comes in powder and liquid form and is ingested orally.

Sulfadimethoxine is a white compound that kills a number of different kinds of bacteria. It is used by vets to combat a pretty broad range of different infections in pets.

Can it be given to puppies and kittens?

You generally need to wait until around seven weeks of age - ask your vet if it is a good idea or not. In extreme cases of illness some vets may want to go ahead and prescribe it even to very young animals.

   

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Are there any side effects to it?

One big one is the increased formation of crystals in the urine, which can lead to bladder stones. You can stop this by making sure your pet drinks water - keep the water fresh and easily available for the pet, as they do not like to drink water that has been standing for awhile. You should also watch out for eye problems, including excess discharge (see cat discharge page). Also look for gum problems and diarrhea or vomiting. 

Also, if your pet is allergic to sulfa drugs it should not be taking this. Many of these symptoms are allergic reactions, so just watch closely to make sure your pet doesn't have them.

One more thing is that if your cat has had kidney, liver, or thyroid problems in the past, it can aggravate these conditions and lead to liver or kidney damage.

Overall it is a pretty safe drug, but some pets do have sensitivities and you also have to make sure you stick to the recommended dose - most of the problems happen either because of an overdose or a sensitive or allergic pet. Stick to the dosage your vet tells you.

Where can I buy it?

You can get the liquid here:

Albon Liquid 5% (2 oz/60ml)

Albon Liquid 5% (2 oz/60ml)

An antibacterial treatment to counter sulfadimethoxine-sensitive bacterial infections in dogs and cats and to treat coccidiosis in dogs. A prescription is required for this product. Click here for details


You can also get it in tablet form:

Albon Tablets (125 mg) PER TABLET

Albon Tablets (125 mg) PER TABLET

An antibacterial treatment to counter sulfadimethoxine-sensitive bacterial infections in dogs and cats and to treat coccidiosis in dogs. A prescription is required for this product. Click here for details


Albon Tablets (250 mg) PER TABLET

Albon Tablets (500 mg) PER TABLET

Sources and Links:

http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?cls=0&cat=1451&articleid=1481

http://www.pfizerah.com/product_overview.asp?drug=AO&country=US&lang=EN&species=CN

http://www.thefcf.com/husbandry/kittencoccidia.asp?key=315

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