Prepping: Fish Antibiotics. Who Knew?
I’ve been getting into prepping a bit lately, and one of the first things I wanted to stock up on was antibiotics. I don’t exactly have a physician willing to hand me large scrips of amoxicillin, penicillin or cipro though. Do you? Does anyone? So I did what I do best. I got busy researching my options.
Can you buy antibiotics from Mexico or Canada? Yes, but you can’t be sure they are effective, and they certainly aren’t standardized. In fact, if you order that way it’s illegal, you have no idea what you’ll be getting, and you may find yourself in a very ugly situation at some point. Plus, it’s expensive, so that is definitely not working for me. If SHF does happen, I don’t want my health to depend on foreign antibiotics of questionable effectiveness.
Then I ran across something interesting. Apparently, fish antibiotics are the same as human antibiotics (at least this is the rumor). They are *supposedly* produced by the same companies that produce our usual American antibiotics. And the best part? You don’t need a scrip to order them; at least not yet. I’m sure once this becomes common knowledge the FDA will have a fit and it will become regulated. But for now, just know that it’s out there as one option. Three words: CAL Vet Supply.
Now the big, hairy disclaimer.
This is not medical advice. In fact, it’s not any sort of advice. It’s questionable rumor at best, written by someone without a medical degree, or any proper medical training. This IS however, an encouragement (as always) to get out there and do your own research and see if this is a realistic option for you. A quick Google search will put you on track, as well as a quick search of YouTube. Do be careful about your sources though. Look for medical professionals who talk honestly about these products.
If you do choose to buy fish antibiotics please be warned that gobbling down antibiotics like you’re in Wonka’s Chocolate Factory is ill-advised for many reason. You may grow gills. You may glow in the dark. You may make them ineffective just when you need them most. You may even create the next super-bug that wipes us all out. For God’s sake, be careful.