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Old December 7th, 2013, 10:09 PM
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Exclamation Too risky, vets/company "not aware of reactions"

People whose pets have suffered adverse reactions or death and called the drug manufacturer are reporting that the company is telling them there have been NO reactions. Info is on the FB page "Convenia adverse reactions in cats/felines and dogs/canines"

Disciplinary hearings for vets who have given this drug for extra/off-lable uses have been disciplined. One vet association said that Convenia should not be given without obtaining the clients "informed consent".
.................................................. ................................................ Whatever "informed consent" means (are they going to tell you that the drug ay kill your pet if there's an adverse reaction because it can't be removed from your pet? .................................................. .................................................. ............. I'm concerned about ANY injectable antibiotics being given to pets. Did you know they don't normally give intramuscular antibiotics to people anymore because it's too painful? Even when giving antibiotics via an intravenous (IV), the rate has to be slow so it doesn't cause discomfort to the patient. (This info is from my mother, a nurse, who has also received IV antibiotics.)

Due to risks outlined by Dr. Lisa Pierson and adverse reactions and deaths of pets posted here and elsewhere online, it's extremely unlikely that a long-acting drug like Convenia would EVER be approved for use in people, so why should pet owners be putting their animals at unnecessary risk?

Dr. Pierson's info on Convenia - http://www.catinfo.org/?link=convenia

Article on ConsciousCat.net (can subscribe to comments as comments are still being made there) - http://consciouscat.net/2011/09/26/c...r-convenience/
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