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Thanks, ArchyCat, Good info to know. We have some Neosporin in the house but not sure off-hand which sort it is.
 

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I was initially using Hydrogen Peroxide to clean his wound. He wasn't all too happy about it but he let me and wasn't aggressive. Ne even jumped up on the trashcan when I asked him to, so I could access it easier. If anything, I think he enjoyed the attention.
I also bought some styptic powder but haven't used it as it states it shouldn't be used for deep wounds; and I also bought some wound spray for cats. They'll both come in handy for later.
But of course, I need his wound to heal from the inside out, with the infection gone in the process. If the wound heals while the infection is still ongoing, it will likely develop into an abscess.

I have always sworn by BF1 powder.
 
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I'm pleased to report after only 3 days on the Cephalexin, Bowie is already showing signs of improvement with no side effects. His injured eye is looking better and he's not wheezing, snuffling and sneezing. I'll give him the full course; I want to make sure his chest infection is good & gone and the bacteria do not get the chance to become immune to the medication.
 

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I'm pleased to report after only 3 days on the Cephalexin, Bowie is already showing signs of improvement with no side effects. His injured eye is looking better and he's not wheezing, snuffling and sneezing. I'll give him the full course; I want to make sure his chest infection is good & gone and the bacteria do not get the chance to become immune to the medication.

That is a great news!- Bowie is a keeper in my opinion.
 

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I'm not familiar with BF1 powder... Is this a human or a pet product?

Both, and it goes way back.

My grandparents use to just go into the stores and pick some up, but now you have order it through the pharmacists or online. I used it on a female half grown cat who literally got part of her behind torn off by an older cat (it was really bad), and she healed within a couple of months.

It is cheap, it works, and it last forever.
 
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Both, and it goes way back.

My grandparents use to just go into the stores and pick some up, but now you have order it through the pharmacists or online. I used it on a female half grown cat who literally got part of her behind torn off by an older cat (it was really bad), and she healed within a couple of months.

It is cheap, it works, and it last forever.
Thanks, Jefferd18, We'll do our best to get some of this.
 
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Thanks, Jefferd18, We'll do our best to get some of this.
We've looked online for this BFI powder but can't seem to find anyone who sells it. There are reviews on Amazon from several years ago and everyone raves about it. There is someone selling 1.25 oz of it for $400!!?? Perhaps the product has been discontinued now.
 

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We've looked online for this BFI powder but can't seem to find anyone who sells it. There are reviews on Amazon from several years ago and everyone raves about it. There is someone selling 1.25 oz of it for $400!!?? Perhaps the product has been discontinued now.

LOL! No, it's not 400, nor has it ever been. I will ask my pharmacist tomorrow and let you know.
 

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We've looked online for this BFI powder but can't seem to find anyone who sells it. There are reviews on Amazon from several years ago and everyone raves about it. There is someone selling 1.25 oz of it for $400!!?? Perhaps the product has been discontinued now.

You can get it online on Walgreen's website.
 
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You can get it online on Walgreen's website.
Hi Jefferd18,
Does this by any chance go under a different name, as we've checked Walgreens (see attached screenshot) and they don't know what it is. We've even tried searching for it under its full chemical name of Bismuth Formic Iodine.
According to Answers.com, it used to be available at Drugstore.com but this now redirects to Walgreens, and they don't seem to carry it.

Seeing as this stuff is now rarer than hen's teeth, and everyone wants it but no-one has it, I can understand why one enterprising chap is trying to sell his for $400! ;)
 

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According to this site https://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/search/object/nmah_717045 it was discontinued by the manufacturer in 2013. You'd still have been able to buy stock of it a little later than that. One commentor said that he called the company when he could no longer get in the stores and they said they'd discontinued it due to the difficulty of getting the base ingredients... According to another person, the real reason is that Big Pharma legislated against its sale because it was just too good and they'd rather sell us their own products that don't work!
 

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It really is NOT a good idea to be giving cats human medication. It really could do more harm than good. He could have a reaction to the dosage or fillers in the medication. He needs to be seen by a vet. Have you tried your local Humane Society or ASPCA. Also check the links above for help.

Also by feeding the strays without having them spayed/neutered is just making the cats strong and healthy so they can breed. There is a saying "If you feed, they will breed". Getting the toms neutered should be a top priority. Keep calling rescue groups. They are often swamped and take time to get back to people. Look for facebook pages for the rescues too. Sometimes, they communicate easier through Facebook.
Shadows Rescue, I've never found shaming to be motivating. Just the opposite.People that are doing their best to help homeless animals deserve tact and support, not a scolding.
 
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Shadows Rescue, I've never found shaming to be motivating. Just the opposite.People that are doing their best to help homeless animals deserve tact and support, not a scolding.
Thanks for your support, tnrmakessense; I have to admit I was rattled by Shadows Rescue's remarks. It's not like I was proposing to give Bowie any old "human" medication... I'd done my research and due diligence and I had the skills and equipment to dispense proper and accurate doses of the right medication to help him.
Nor would I ever turn away an animal in need just because it was still capable of breeding, which seems to be what Shadows Rescue was inferring.
Thank you, and the other commentors on this forum who have been encouraging and helpful to me - you all know who you are.
 
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