Using Baytril Injection for Dog and Cat Infections

About this Antiinfective Antibiotic that Treats Bacterial Infections in Dogs, Cats, Pigs, Cattle, and Poultry

By Team PetCareRx.

  • URI (Upper Respiratory Infection)
  • Pyoderma (Skin Infection)

indications for Baytril Injection

Baytril Injection belongs to the category of antiinfectives and is used in the treatment of bacterial diseases of dogs, cats, pigs, cattle and poultry. It is useful against both Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria such as E. coli, Salmonella spp., Pasteurella spp., Bordetella spp., Haemophilus spp etc. This broad-spectrum medication could also be used against Mycoplasma and a host of bacterial infections of respiratory and digestive organs apart from treating skin and soft tissue wounds.


Baytril Injection should not be used in dogs less than 1 year of age and/or in cats of less than 8 weeks of age. It is also not recommended for prophylaxis and in birds meant for human consumption. Ensure complete sterility and the recommended dosage should never be exceeded as there is no antidote for overdose. Baytril Injection should neither be administered to animals prone to seizures nor stored above 25°C.


Baytril Injection injections could be given as subcutaneous injection in cats and dogs and as intravenous or intramuscular injection in cattle and pigs. It is available in various strengths such as 2.5%, 5% and10% for varied requirements. The normal dosage for dogs is 1ml of product per 5 kg bodyweight (5 mg baytril injection per kg bodyweight) by subcutaneous injection once daily for 3-5 days.

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Side Effects

Common symptoms might include diarrhea or vomiting, elevated liver enzymes, seizures, depression and nervousness. Local tissue reactions may occasionally occur at the injection site. Baytril Injection injections might have an effect on the articular cartilage of dogs during the period of rapid growth. Baytril Injection injections might result in seizures hence should be used with care in animals with central nervous system disorders. Overdose in cats can result in ocular damage and in extreme cases, irreversible ocular damage or even blindness could happen.

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Baytril Injection at a glance

  • 1For dogs and cats
  • 2An antibiotic
  • 3An injectable medication
  • 4Treats bacterial infections, E-coli, Salmonella, mycoplasma, and other respiratory and digestive infections

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