Penicillin is the antibiotic of choice for treating bacterial infections in young kittens. But it’s important to give penicillin when they are very young, when their immune systems are still immature. A general rule of thumb is that you should start giving them penicillin at 2 weeks of age; your veterinarian may be able to tell you how long will be adequate based on your kitten’s response to treatment (or if it needs more than one dose). Once again, this is not a substitute for veterinary care – follow up with your vet so he or she can determine what course of action next. Again – antibiotics kill bacteria but generally won’t kill viruses, parasites and fungi…so unless they’re sick enough that the virus/parasite/fungi has already caused problems — there really isn’t any need to use an antibiotic if all you want to do is prevent infection from occurring in the first place!
Q: my kitten just got sprayed with something nasty and i’ve wiped her down wherever i could find it but now she smells like poop! what can i do?
Things like catnip don’t smell horrible because cats eat them — they smell horrible because cats lick themselves after eating catnip!! If using catnip leaves her smelling bad then leave out some whole dried peppermint leaf — many people love peppermint tea as a natural remedy for reducing stomach aches and nausea. You might also try rubbing some eucalyptus essential