Abnormal or disrupted urination is extremely rare in cats treated with Convenia, reports Drugs.com. In a field study conducted on the drug, just one feline from the sample of 147 cats experienced inappropriate urination.
Convenia is used in cats to treat abscesses and wounds caused by strains of Pasteurella multocida, explains Drugs.com. It is administered via a single subcutaneous injection in the dosage of 3.6 milligrams per eight pounds of body weight. After the injection, a therapeutic range of Convenia should be maintained for seven days to have the desired effect. Convenia cannot be used in cats who have an allergy to cefovecin or the group antimicrobials including penicillins and cephalosporins.
The safe use of Convenia has not been determined in breeding or lactating animals or in animals less than four months old, states Drugs.com. It is also not known if Convenia can be safely administered using IM or IV. It takes 65 days for Convenia to be eliminated from the body.
Drugs.com describes the adverse reactions that have occurred in cats being treated with Convenia.The most common adverse reactions include vomiting, diarrhea, anorexia or diminished appetite and lethargy. Less frequent adverse reactions were hyperactivity or strange behavior and inappropriate urination.