Vet Antibiotics for Survival Situations: Fish, Bird and Mammal Antibiotics

The idea of using vet antibiotics for survival situations, antibiotics not intended for human use in a time when it might not be possible to get prescription antibiotics, is something that gets a lot of discussion on various preparedness forums and groups. Those who believe in being prepared…”just in case”…quickly realize that a situation of total collapse or nation-wide or even world-wide disaster will quickly mean the end to easy-access prescription meds.

Afterall, you can’t plant a field of penicillin or amoxicillin, nor will you find a Ciprofloxacin mine where you can just dig out as much of this life-saving antibiotic as you need. Therefore, you only have the choice of stocking up on man-made antibiotics, and without the cooperation of a doctor to write prescriptions, you’re going to find it almost impossible to get what you need.

While herbs and essential oils have a lot of healing properties, nothing can kick some types of infections in the butt like a good dose of penicillin.

What’s a person to do?

Vet Antibiotics for Survival Situations: What One Expert Says

Doc Bones, more formally known as Joseph Alton, MD, is not only a long-time prepper, but as the “MD” indicates a medical doctor and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He often recommends vet antibiotics for post-SHTF situations, pointing out that if you plan to use vet antibiotics you would be advised to get a copy of the latest PDR, Physician’s Desk Reference.

The PDR comes out every year and contains just about everything you need to know about prescription and non-prescription medications, including dosages, indications, risks and side effects.

Vet Antibiotics for Survival Situations: Which Antibiotics to Stockpile

Of course, veterinary antibiotics are not usually going to have the same name as their human counterpart, but here are the five basic types of antibiotics along with their vet antibiotic name and a few specifics:

  • Amoxicillin – A type of penicillin. Fights bacterial infections caused by E. coli or salmonella, as well as bladder and ear infections, as well as pneumonia and gonorrhea. Veterinarian Brand: Fish Mox 250mg (for children) and Fish Mox 500 mg (for adults).

  • Cephalexin (Keflex) – Cephalosporin antibiotics. Treats bacterial infections such as: Dental and mouth infections, upper respiratory and ear infections, plus skin and urinary tract (UTI) infections. Veterinarian Brand: Fish Flex 250mg and Fish Flex Forte 500mg.
  • Ciprofloxacin (Cipro) – Fluoroquinolones antibiotics. Potent broad-spectrum antibiotic fights a wide variety of bacterial infections, including preventing or fighting anthrax. Veterinarian  Brand: Fish Flox Forte 500mg

  • Doxycycline – Tetracycline antibiotic. Treats a wide variety of bacterial infections, including: cholera, anthrax, Lyme disease, chlamydia and gonorrhea, periodontal disease, acne and urinary tract infections (UTI). Good substitute for those who are allergic to Penicillin.  Not recommended to use past expiration date. Veterinarian Brand: Bird Biotic 100mg
  • Penicillin – Fights bacterial infections such as: skin and soft tissue infections, respiratory infections and pneumonia, as well as ear, nose and throat infections. Also used to treat gonorrhea, intra-abdominal infections, meningitis and septicemia, plus ear and urinary tract infections. Veterinarian Brand: Fish Pen 250mg and Fish Pen Forte 500mg.

Vet Antibiotics for Survival Situations: Where to Get Them

If you raise livestock of any type, you are probably already aware that you can get a number of veterinarian medications at your local feed store, or even Tractor Supply Center. However, you can also go online to purchase the vet antibiotics that you need. One supplier we are aware of is Cal-Vet Supply.

Remember: we are NOT recommending that you use animal, bird or fish antibiotics for anything other than in a survival situation where normal medical care is not available.

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