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how long does it take antibiotics to start working

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how long does it take for cat antibiotics to start working?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr Scott Nimmo replied 2 years ago.
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Dr Scott Nimmo :

Hello again and thanks for waiting.

I have worked out an answer for you, please read it through and see what you think.

I hope I have covered your question fully enough but if you would like further clarification or to talk things over a bit more then I will be on-line for the next hour or so and I will be more than pleased to continue working with you.

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Dr Scott.

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Expert:  Dr Scott Nimmo replied 2 years ago.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Hello - has there been a communication blip?

Expert:  Dr Scott Nimmo replied 2 years ago.
Hello again and thanks for waiting. { Sorry for the confusion - somebug or other } I have worked out an answer for you, please read it through and see what you think. 1. The answer to this is the response time to the antibiotic depends on a number of factors such as how severe the infection is, how susceptible the bacteria involved is to the antibiotic and which particular antibiotic is being used, some work in different ways you see. But all things being equal I would expect to see some form of improvement at around the two to three day mark where a cat is on antibiotics. 2. If your cat is not improving after three days on an antibiotic or is deteriorating in some way then you should get your vet involved again ASAP.I hope I have covered your question fully enough but if you would like further clarification or to talk things over a bit more then I will be on-line for the next hour or so and I will be more than pleased to continue working with you.Regards, ***** be kind enough to rate my service to you after we have concluded our dialogue, such feedback helps me maintain the quality of my answers.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

thank you - it has only been 24 hours but we are concerned because he has stopped eating - still drinking but definitely off his food

Expert:  Dr Scott Nimmo replied 2 years ago.
Hello again, Glad to talk this over with you further ... At 24 hours it is still early days yet, so it may pay you to sit things out a bit longer as long as she is not deteriorating in any way. Regards, ***** be kind enough to rate my service to you after we have concluded our dialogue, such feedback helps me maintain the quality of my answers.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

thank you

Expert:  Dr Scott Nimmo replied 2 years ago.
No problem, very glad to have advised you ... Sorry for the communication problem at the start ... Regards, ***** *****

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