Enrofloxacin (Baytril®)
Veterinary & Aquatic Services Department, Drs. Foster & Smith

Enrofloxacin is a broad-spectrum antibiotic of the quinolone/fluoroquinolone class. It is used to treat many types of bacterial infections in dogs, cats, and may other species of pets. Do NOT use in growing animals, pregnant, or nursing animals, since it has an adverse effect on developing bones and joints. Use with caution in cats; higher doses can result in altered vision or blindness. Use all of the medication prescribed, or the infection is likely to recur or become worse. Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences lack of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, dilated pupils or blindness (in cats), or seizures while being treated with enrofloxacin.

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If you think your pet has been poisoned...

Contact your veterinarian or one of the Animal Poison Hotlines (listed below) if you think your pet may have accidentally received or been given an overdose of the medication.

**ASPCA National Animal Poison Control Center

1-888-4ANI-HELP (1-888-426-4435). $65.00 per case, billed to caller's credit card.

Follow-up calls can be made for no additional charge by dialing 888-299-2973.

There is no charge when the call involves a product covered by the Animal Product Safety Service.

**Pet Poison Helpline - 24-hour service available throughout North America for pet owners and veterinary professionals who require assistance with treating a potentially poisoned pet.

1-800-213-6680 ($35.00 per incident). Staffed 24-hours a day.


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