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Buy Baytril Online

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BRAND LISTING - Baytril (Enrofloxacin)
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50mg
Product description medically reviewed by Dr. Ami Patel, PharmD (August 28, 2020)

What is Baytril?

Baytril®, also known as enrofloxacin, is an antibacterial tablet for dogs and cats that is administered for the treatment of diseases caused by certain types of Gram negative and Gram positive bacteria, including those that may cause dermal, urinary, respiratory tract, and dermal infections. Enrofloxacin is described as a synthetic chemotherapeutic agent that belongs to a class of quinolone carboxylic acid substances. It is rapidly absorbed by the digestive tract, which allows it to penetrate into various body tissues and fluids.

Conditions in Dogs and Cats treated by Baytril

Baytril for dogs and cats, is used to treat the following infection-causing pathogens:

  • Bacteroides spp.
  • Bordetella bronchiseptica
  • Brucella canis
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Escherichia coli
  • Klebsiella spp.
  • Proteus mirabilis
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Staphylococcus spp.

More specifically, in dogs this medication is particularly beneficial at targeting dermal infections of wounds and abscesses caused by Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Proteusmirabilis, and Staphylococcus intermedius. It also treats respiratory infections in dogs such as pneumonia, tonsillitis, and rhinitis that is associated with Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus. Furthermore, it helps manage urinary cystitis in dogs that is linked to Escherichia coli, Proteus mirabilis, and Staphylococcus aureus.

Baytril for cats also effectively treats dermal infections of wounds and abscesses that are associated with Pasteurella multocida, Staphylococcus aureus, and Staphylococcus epidermidis.

What you should know before using Baytril

Before you buy Baytril (Enroflaxacin) online the following factors should be considered:

Tell your veterinarian if your dog or cat has a history of being hypersensitive to quinolones. This medication is not recommended for small and medium dog breeds during their rapid growth phase that occurs between the age of 2 and 8 months. Furthermore, the safety of using enrofloxacin has not been established for large and giant dog breeds during the rapid growth phase.

In addition, the administration of this medication at a dose of 20 mg/kg body weight or greater causes salivation, depression, and vomiting. Additionally, the administration of this dose or higher results in mild to severe fundic lesions upon ophthalmologic examination, which includes a change in the color of the fundus as well as central or generalized retinal degeneration, along with diffuse-light microscopic changes in the retina , and abnormal electroretinograms (e.g., blindness).

Substances that contain metal cations such as iron, magnesium, calcium and / or aluminum may reduce the absorption of quinolone drugs (Baytril) in the intestinal tract. Furthermore, concomitant treatment with other medications that the liver metabolizes may decrease the clearance rates of the quinolone as well as the other drug that is being administered.

The safety of administering this medication to breeding and pregnant cats has not been established.

In humans, excessive exposure to quinolones increases the risk of user photosensitization within a few hours of being exposed to it. Avoid direct sunlight if excessive exposure accidentally occurs.

Quinolone drugs need to be administered with caution to animals with a history of Central Nervous System (CNS) disorders. Although it is rare, this type of medication may cause CNS stimulation that may cause convulsive seizures.

This class of drug has also been associated with cartilage erosions of weight-bearing joints in addition to other forms of arthropathy in young animals.

The use of this medication in cats has been known to adversely affect the retina. Therefore, it should be administered with caution in cats.

What are the side effects of Baytril?

Please discuss the possible side effect with your veterinarian before you buy discount Baytril online from NorthWestPharmacy.com. Side effects during treatment are rare and those which may occur include:

  • Vision changes
  • Depression
  • Diarrhea
  • Ataxia
  • Elevated liver enzymes
  • Seizures in pets with CNS disorders

Other side effects may include: Loss of appetite, Nervousness, Vomiting, Lethargy, Convulsions, Anorexia , Aggression and Vocalization.

There have also been reports of mydriasis, retinal degeneration, including retinal atrophy, attenuated retinal vessels, and hyperreflective tapeta, or the loss of vision. However, mydriasis appears to be an indicator for existing or impending retinal changes.

In rare instances, the use of this medication in cats has been linked to retinal toxicity. Therefore, a dose of 5 mg/kg of body weight per day in cats should not be exceeded.

Baytril FAQs

What is the proper dosage of Baytril?

The dosage of Baytril varies between the United States and the United Kingdom.

In the US daily dosing is as follows:

Weight of Dog 5.0 mg/kg 10.0 mg/kg 15.0 mg/kg 20.0 mg/kg
9.1 kg (20 lb) Two- 22.7 mg tablets One- 22.7 mg + One- 68 mg tablet One- 136 mg tablet One- 136 mg + Two- 22.7 mg tablets
27.2 kg (60 lb) One- 136 mg tablet Two- 136 mg tablets Three- 136 mg tablets Four- 136 mg tablets
Weight of Cat 5.0 mg/kg/day
2.27 kg (5 lb) Half- 22.7 mg tablet
4.5 kg (10 lb) One- 22.7 mg tablet
6.8 kg (15 lb) One and a half- 22.7 mg
OR
Half- 68 mg tablet

The dose for dogs and cats can be given to the pet as a single daily dose or two (2) doses divided equally and administered at twelve (12) hour intervals. The dose should be administered for at least 2-3 days after the clinical symptoms subside and no longer than a maximum of 30 days.

In the UK daily dosing is as follows:

For cats and small dogs: One- 15 mg tablet per 3 kg bodyweight
For medium dogs: One- 50 mg tablet per 10 kg bodyweight
For large dogs: One- 150 mg tablet per 30 kg bodyweight

The dose of Baytril for dogs and cats is 5 mg/kg and it can be administered orally once a day or twice a day for 3 to 10 days with or without food. In addition, treatment in the UK may begin with a 5% Injection or 2.5% injection that is followed up with tablets. Baytril you buy from NorthWestPharmacy.com online is the UK version.

Where can I buy Baytril?

Baytril can be purchased online at online pet retailers and online pharmacies but at discount prices from NorthWestPharmacy.com.

How long does it take Baytril to work?

When Baytril is taken orally, it reaches the circulatory system in about 15 minutes, with the maximum level being reached within one hour. Most symptoms should have completely subsided by the 2nd or 3rd day of treatment, although the treatment period is usually a little longer. The pet should be reevaluated if no improvement is observed by the 5th day of treatment.

How long does Baytril stay in a pets' system?

One dose of Baytril remains in a dog's system for 4-6 hours, while it remains in a cat's system for 8 or more hours.

The information provided on the NorthWestPharmacy.com website is intended to facilitate awareness about healthcare products and medical conditions generally but it is not a substitute for professional medical attention or advice. You should always speak with a qualified healthcare practitioner before taking any prescription or non-prescription drug.