I have a question about the effects of incorrectly administering medication to kittens. The medication in question is Doxycycline, dosage 100mg, in tablet form. (It comes in a bottle that looks like the kind on Petmeds.com). This would be for kittens weighing 3-4 pounds but I'm also wondering how a younger kitten would react.
My veterinarian told me that it was dangerous and can cause damage to the esophagus, particularly if it was split in half because it breaks the protective coating. What would be the signs of damage to the esophagus? Could that account for digestive problems (ie. food intolerance)or would that be an entirely separate matter? Would the kitten end up resistant to other properly dosed antibiotics or would his body adjust back to normal?