Why a Prepper Should Consider Storing Fish Antibiotics for SHTF

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Every prepper knows that you have to plan for as much as possible because anything can happen. This includes planning for what to do with serious injuries or illnesses. Having first aid supplies might not be enough. However, having a supply of fish antibiotics might just be a life savior!

The Reasons To Consider Storing Fish Antibiotics Include:

In my, perhaps, unique position as a doctor and a fish/bird keeper, I’ve had the opportunity to treat both humans and animals that have bacterial infections.

When a human patient had a bacterial infection that required antibiotics, I might give them, say, amoxicillin. When a fish developed fin rot, I might use a product called Fish-Mox. For many years, I never gave it another thought.

Over time, however, I began to realize that there were avoidable deaths in long-term survival. With a large number of people performing activities they were unaccustomed to, such as chopping wood, injuries would occur. Some of these would get infected and could enter the bloodstream, a condition called septicemia, leading to life-threatening consequences. Having antibiotics in the survival medic’s kit could save lives otherwise lost.

A sympathetic doctor may give you a prescription for 20 pills, but that would run out very quickly in a survival setting. You’d need to stockpile enough for long-term survival settings.

So I took a second look at some of my fish antibiotics. I examined a product called Fish Mox Forte. This fish medication contained only one ingredient: Amoxicillin 500mg. Nothing there that made your scales shinier or your fins longer.

Investigating further, I found that Fish Mox is produced in two dosages: 250mg and 500mg, the same dosages used in humans. Why would a guppy need the same amount of antibiotic as an adult human (no instructions for fish bowls compared to 200 gallon aquariums)?

I decided to compare samples of human Amoxicillin 500mg produced by Dava Pharmaceuticals and Fish Mox Forte (the 500mg version). The human version was a red and pink capsule with the numbers and letters WC 731 on it; Fish Mox Forte was a red and pink capsule with the numbers and letters WC 731 on it. In other words: Identical.

I found a number of fish and bird antibiotics that met my criteria, purchasable in quantity and without a prescription. They:

Had only 1 ingredient, the antibiotic itself
Were only produced in human dosages
Were identical in appearance to antibiotics produced by at least one human pharmaceutical company.
It was clear to me (and verified by readers who worked in the pharmacy and veterinary industries over the years) that they are the exact same products, taken from the same batches produced for humans.

Wow, the truth about fish antibiotics is unbelievable. Since getting a large supply of human antibiotics probably won't go over very well with doctors, fish antibiotics may be the next best thing.

As you can see they are basically the same thing. You will want to make sure you have plenty of these when SHTF. You'll never know when you might need them.

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