If your doctor needs to prescribe an antimicrobial drug to an exotic animal, it is safe for her to pick out a penicillin type drug and just use the dog dosage for the exotic animal. True or false? Explain.
False. We should use an exotic animal formulary when deciding what drugs and dosages to use in exotics. Penicillin type drugs can kill guinea pigs, ferrets, hamsters, and rabbits. Penicillins may be toxic in snakes, turtles, some birds,and chinchillas.