milbemax overdose

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  1. nikkisinny

    nikkisinny PetForums Newbie

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    i gave my 2, 5 week old Birman kittens milbermax , the male cat has been very ill, when i rushed him to the vet they had given me the adult dose, the smaller female kitten is fine but he has been asleep for hours, hes had a steriod injection had fluids and they have told me to give him fluids every half an hour ,is there anything eles he can have , im so upset poor little thing
     
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    Do some research on Vitamin K and charcoal. I know it helps with overdoses of many things - or chat to your vet about it.
     
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    If they're only 5 weeks old the vet shouldn't have prescribed it at all.

    From the data sheet
    Do not use the ‘tablets for small cats and kittens’ in cats of less than 6 weeks of age and/or weighing less than 0.5 kg

    I hope you're not being charged for any of the treatment now needed.
     
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    nikkisinny PetForums Newbie

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    im not sure it wasnt till i got home that i found out they had had the adult dose, i was a new vet in the practice i wont be using her again, i will
    be back to see them regarding this, hes coming round a bit now but its awfull to see him he cant walk and hes semi concious
     
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    The vet was negligent. Not often I'd make such a bald statement like that but the datasheet is quite clear and there is no excuse for ignoring it.
     
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    You do need to put a complaint in to the RCVS.
     
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    Sounds like they are not recoving quickly i would phone the vets now or contact an emergancy vet and see what they say,
    hope they recover ok very soon
     
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    nikkisinny PetForums Newbie

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    the female kitten is fine only the male was affected hes coming round slowly hes better than he was the vet seemed to think that he will be ok, but its hard to trust them after this
     
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    It may be best to speak to someone senior at the surgery first. If your kittens were prescribed adult milbemax, the responsibility lies with the prescribing vet. Mistakes can be made but this would be one that clearly should not have been. Speaking to whoever is in charge at the practice would be my first port of call as they can take measures to ensure it does not happen again, perhaps by amending their kitten worming policy. They should also bear the costs of any treatment that arises out of the mistake if they are shown to be at fault.
    Reporting an error to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons at the outset will unlikely acheive anything other create bad feeling. However, if they refuse to aknowledge the error and it was clearly their fault then I would contact the RCVS to make a complaint.
    I hope they continue to make a full recovery.
    There is another thread about milbemax that would be worth you reading for more opinion on this wormer
     
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    God forbid anyone should flag up an under performing vet at the risk of creating a bit of bad feeling.
    There is absolutely no reason not to do both.
    This isn't a training issue at a local shop. A qualified vet who can't prescribe accurately without a 'kitten worming policy' needs flagged up to the professional body.
     

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