Antibiotic prescribed: first time

Chichimom

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My chin Timmy was just diagnosed with crystals in his bladder. My vet prescribed .85ml antibiotic twice a day, and it looks like a HUGE amount, but he's never had meds before. I'm just asking if you may have given that much to any of your chins. I have nothing to compare it to. Thank you.
 

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I've never giving antibiotics, but from what I've seen others get precribed that does sound like more then what I've seen people say. I would double check with the vet, but I guess it could also depend on the strength and what kind it is. Also I would just make sure it is .85ml not .85mg (which would be .085ml, I think).
 

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I've never giving antibiotics, but from what I've seen others get precribed that does sound like more then what I've seen people say. I would double check with the vet, but I guess it could also depend on the strength and what kind it is. Also I would just make sure it is .85ml not .85mg (which would be .085ml, I think).
Yes it was .85ml, I checked with them 3 times. I took him to to a small animal specialist who told me it was waaay too high, and that a dose that high had killed all the good bacteria in his intestines.
 

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I've never giving antibiotics, but from what I've seen others get precribed that does sound like more then what I've seen people say. I would double check with the vet, but I guess it could also depend on the strength and what kind it is. Also I would just make sure it is .85ml not .85mg (which would be .085ml, I think).
Hi have you ever given a chin enrofloxacin antibiotic or gabapentin for pain
 

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Hi have you ever given a chin enrofloxacin antibiotic or gabapentin for pain
As I said in the post your quoted, no I have not given a chin antibiotics, just relaying what I've read others have done. I have given a chin pain meds in the past, but I honestly can't remember what kind, it was over 20 years ago.
 

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Hi have you ever given a chin enrofloxacin antibiotic or gabapentin for pain
Our chin has recently been on an antibiotic and gabepentin. He was on gabapentin quite a while. It is a med that is very well tolerated (usually no side effects) in animals as well as humans. Can cause a little sleepiness. It's for nerve pain.
 

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Enrofloxacin is generic Baytril, which is very, very hard on a chin's stomach. I would contact your vet and make darn sure that's the amount you are supposed to be giving. It goes by weight and should be figured at 10 mg/kg.
 

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Enrofloxacin is generic Baytril, which is very, very hard on a chin's stomach. I would contact your vet and make darn sure that's the amount you are supposed to be giving. It goes by weight and should be figured at 10 mg/kg.
He was first put on sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim but he didn't look good and I had another chin who was put on this and he got very sick and wouldn't eat so I took him off . He is on Baytril for 4 more days 0.25ml twice a day.
 

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