Orbax for Cats

Orbax is a type of medicine that is widely used in veterinary medicine in order to address specific types of bacterial infections. Because bacterial infections are among the most commonly reported medical concerns that develop in cats, there are a vast number of different medicines used to combat these conditions. The most common are broad-spectrum antibiotics. Orbax is this type of drug and can be useful in eliminating bacteria that cause a number of different types of infections throughout your pet's body.

Orbax Overview

Orbax is an antibiotic that works to help eliminate bacteria throughout your pet's system. It functions by inhibiting the bacteria from being able to properly generate and synthesize DNA, which results in the death of the bacteria and the elimination of the infection. As with other antibiotics, Orbax is not able to isolate and target the specific negative bacteria that leads to the infection without also interrupting the other bacteria in your pet's body. For this reason, the healthy bacteria that live in your pet's digestive system and in other areas can also be affected, leading to some side effects.

Using Orbax For Your Cat

Orbax has been officially designed for veterinary use and is approved for animals by the FDA. You'll need to receive a prescription from your veterinarian in order to provide this medicine to your cat. If you suspect that your pet has a bacterial infection of some kind, take your pet to the vet for a check-up and ask about the possibility of using Orbax to treat his symptoms. Bacteria that cause urinary tract infections, skin infections, respiratory infections and other types of conditions are all susceptible to Orbax.

Orbax is generally provided in tablet form and is given once per day. The exact amount of the drug will be dependent upon the type of infection that your cat has and the nature and scope of the condition, as well as your pet's age and weight. You can provide your pet's dosage of Orbax through his meals by mixing the tablet in with his food as a powder.

Side Effects of Orbax

Orbax is considered safe for use in cats but should not be administered to puppies under any circumstances. In the case of young cats, more severe side effects like cartilage hardening may occur, so it's best to avoid using Orbax in kittens if at all possible. For the safest possible experience, let your veterinarian know about any and all other medicines that your pet might be taking, as well as any other conditions from which he suffers.

The most common side effects of Orbax typically include the following:

  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Stiffness
  • Swollen joints

If you notice these or any other signs that your pet may be reacting negatively to Orbax, take your cat in to the vet. It's important to continue the treatment through the remainder of the regimen, as stopping before it's complete may make the bacteria more resistant to treatment.