08-12-2014, 08:21 AM
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I wouldn't feed willy-nilly antibiotics- they may be unnecessary, they won't work with viral illnesses anyway, and they won't work in resistant bacteria. The use of antibiotics should be confined to diagnosed and quite severe bacterial illnesses that are not being adequately handled by the immune system, with an antibiotic tailored to the particular bacterial type. I'm not being a stick-in-the-mud: Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest problems facing human and animal medicine. If we're not careful now, the time will come when people and animals will once again start dying from previously treatable infections...
Get a veterinarian for advice and treatment if they start going off their food or their temperatures run too high.