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Not the same thing. September 1, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — lesbonurse @ 1:14 am

Chief complaint: cough and cold symptoms

…Patient: So do you think I need antibiotics?

Me: No.  You have a virus.  Antibiotics don’t help because they don’t kill viruses.   The only thing that will cure a cold is time, but we can treat some of your symptoms.

Patient: Well, yesterday I thought maybe I needed some antibiotics.  My cat was taking some amoxicillin so I took one.  That’s ok, right?

Me: Actually, no.  Aside from the fact that you don’t need antibiotics, it’s not a good idea to take veterinary medicines.  Even if it’s the same medicine the quality might not be the same.

Patient: Oh.  Haha!  Oh well.


2 Responses to “Not the same thing.”

  1. amy Says:

    not to mention, it might taste like liver treats

  2. Stonieman Says:

    Is it ok if I am trying to treat myself for hairballs??

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