Vibravet Oral Paste for Cats and Dogs
Doxycycline 100 mg/g
VibraVet 10% Paste is effective against important pathogens which affect dogs and cats including Staphylococcus spp., Streptococcus spp., Escherichia coli, Pasteurella spp., Klebsiella spp., Proteus spp., Pseudomonas spp., Enterobacter spp., Actinobacter spp., and Alicaligines spp., as well as Mycoplasma spp. and Chlamydia spp. VibraVet* 10% Paste is indicated for the treatment of infections in cats and dogs caused by or associated with doxycycline sensitive organisms including:
• Skin, eg. pyoderma, folliculitis
• Respiratory infections, eg. rhinitis, pharyngitits, bronchitis, pneumonia
• Urogenital infections
• Gastrointestinal tract infections
• Puerperal infections
• Otitis media
and secondary bacterial infections associated with canine distemper and feline panleukopenia.
Store below 25 C.
Do not use in pregnant bitches in the last 3 weeks of pregnancy and in newborn animals during the first month of life. Vomiting may occur as an uncommon side-effect. Keep out of reach of children and uniformed persons.
Although this remedy has been extensively tested under a large variety of conditions, failure may ensue as a result of a wide range of reasons. If this is suspected, seek veterinary advice and notify the registration holder.
The use of tetracyclines in young animals prior to the eruption of adult teeth may lead to permanent yellow staining of teeth. Antacids, containing aluminium, calcium and magnesium salts may affect the absorption of doxycycline and therefore should not be given to animals treated with VibraVet. Dispose of empty container by wrapping with paper and placing in rubbish bin.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE: USE ONLY AS DIRECTED
For both dogs and cats a loading dose of 5mg doxycycline/kg should be administered orally followed at 12 hourly intervals by two doses of 2.5 mg/kg. Maintenance doses of 2.5 mg/kg are then given as single dose at 24 hour intervals for a further 5 days. The recommendation should be made when dispensing doxycycline that it be administered either in conjunction with or immediately following feeding.
Dogs and cats
|Body Mass||5 kg||10 kg||20 kg||30 kg||40 kg|
|Loading dose (g)||0.25||0.5||1.0||1.5||2.0|
|Follow-up dose (g)||0.125||0.25||0.5||0.75||1.0|
Give a loading dose of doxycycline 5 mg/kg bodyweight, then 2.5 mg/kg every twelve hours for two doses, then a maintenance dose of 2.5 mg/kg every 24 hours. Give in conjunction with or immediately following feeding. Each syringe graduation delivers 25 mg doxycycline.Therapy should be continued for five to seven days or for 48 hours after all symptoms have subsided. Some chronic or refractory cases may require longer therapy and the following durations are suggested guidelines. Chronic skin diseases. Ten to 20 days. Chronic cystitis. Ten to 28 days. Respiratory disease. Eight to ten days.
Therapy should be continued for 5-7 days or for 48 hours after all symptoms have subsided.
In chronic or refractory cases a longer course of therapy may be required. Based on multi-centre trials, the following durations are suggested as guidelines:
Chronic skin disease 10-20 days Chronic cystitis 10-28 days Respiratory disease 8-10 days
Packed in cartons of 20 x 2.5 g oral dosing syringes.