Use this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. If you do not understand the directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. The administration of Tresaderm depends on the severity of the condition and the extent of the lesions. The typical dose for the ear is 5-15 drops instilled into the ear twice a day. To treat skin disorders affecting other than the ear, the surface of the lesion should be well moistened with Tresaderm, usually 2-4 drops per square inch, twice a day. Store Tresaderm in the refrigerator. Do not freeze. Tresaderm should not be used for more than one week. Do not use Tresaderm in the eyes. Do not use Tresaderm on pregnant animals. Keep out of the reach of children or pets.
Plenty of support exists for you. The MUFFIN email list is a jewel, and the Feline Diabetes Message Board (FDMB) will connect you with a whole community of people who have diabetic cats and will give you almost immediate feedback. The only thing we have all agreed on entirely is this: trust your own good sense. IF YOU THINK SOMETHING IS NOT RIGHT, TRUST YOUR SELF. A cat's wellness is broadcast by a constellation of behaviors, and the only one who knows him well enough to get the message early is you, who lives with him and cares enough to observe closely and thoughtfully.
When a medical condition arises, if your veterinarian doesn’t understand the challenges of taming and building a feral cat or kitten’s trust by treating them the least invasive way possible, there are many other vets who do. They will work with you to get kittens to optimal health without using treatment methods that undo your hard socialization work. Ask around for a recommendation from one of the many groups working with feral cats. There is also a list of feral-friendly veterinarians in New York City available on the NYC Feral Cat Initiative website. The kittens, and YOU, deserve all the help and understanding you can get!