As long as you own a dog , you will hear the name of Baytrills, a fluroquinolone antibiotic used to fight against the infections of the skin, urinary tract, prostate, liver, GI tract, and lungs. In short, it is an all rounder medicine. So, as a responsible pet owner, you should know about this frequently used medicine before you start administering it.
Baytril or enrofloxacin is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic. Fluoroquinolones is one of those antibiotics which interferes with bacterial DNA metabolism to kill the bacteria. Baytrill is able to penetrate into all canine and feline tissues and body fluids. It is an FDA-approved prescription medication for veterinary use in dogs and cats. Baytril is available in 3 different doses i.e., 22.7mg, 68mg and 136mg in the form of scored chewable tablets.
Benefits of Baytril
- Baytril treats bacterial infections
- Dogs love the flavored chewable tablets and they enjoy chewing them
- Sold lose
Do not give Baytril to the pregnant or nursing animals. Avoid giving Baytril with vitamin/mineral products. Also if your dog has consumed an antacid or sucralfate, try not to give him the medicine up to 2 hours. Make sure you tell your vet about any other medications, your pet is taking. The clinically approved dose of Baytril for dogs is 2.27-9.07mg/pound every 24 hours. But it may vary according to the intensity of the disease. Always follow the instructions provided by your veterinarian. You should not give it to your dog in case if he is allergic to fluroquinolone antibiotic drugs. It should not be given to the younger dogs during their rapid growth phase.
In case you forget to give a dose of Baytril to your dog, give the missed dose as soon as you remember. But, always keep it in mind that if it is almost the time for the next dose then skip the missed dose and give him only the regular scheduled dose.