Thank you so much for your kind reply.. Apologies, I did not realise that the reply would come from so far away, although I would have preferred the journey to San Diego, California for his consultation !!!
I will indeed take him to a local veterinary surgeon who can prescribe the correct medication asf necessary.
Your reply has made me smile today and I will indeed have to mention this error made by myself to friends and family.
It has been most rewarding to have received your expert knowledge.
***** ***** (Derbyshire, England) ha ha ha. x