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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-29-2008, 01:26 AM Thread Starter
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I know valium can make a cat loopy - can Baytril as well?

Subject says it all. Simba is being very vocal and much more awake than usual, but not showing any signs of pain.

searching for side effects on the net didnt realy help, so im hoping someone knows.

he seems normal besides alot of meowing mostly. He squirms wehn picked up (which he didnt with the valium).

can anyone offer any help?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-29-2008, 01:37 AM
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Baytril is an antibiotic, and shouldn't make Simba loopy. He might be meowing because he feels different, maybe a little stomach upset, and doesn't know why.

Here is a Wikipedia article about Baytril - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baytril
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Well, he is eating... so im not sure if its stomach related.

What does scare me is the seizures part though. im hoping thats one of those 1 in every million things that they are obligated to mention to cover their own butts.

The orbax from the emerg vets he was on didnt seem to have any side effects at all, and our regular vet said that this is the equivalent (that some vets carry orbax, and some carry baytril). so im wondering why one is having side effects and one isnt. he seems to be getting sleepy now though, so im hoping its just for an hour or so kinda thing.
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When Randy was on Baytril, the vet said to watch for signs of neurological impact, such as head turning side ways, balance issues, or any hearing problems. She never mentioned loopiness, and Randy didn't show any signs of any side effect other than typical antibiotic stuff like loose stool.
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At the University vet hospital, they told me that they don't presribe Baytril for cats anymore, unless as a last resort and the benefits greatly outweighed the possible bad side effects. They mainly mentioned the real possibility of it causing sudden and irreversible blindness in cats.

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At the University vet hospital, they told me that they don't presribe Baytril for cats anymore, unless as a last resort and the benefits greatly outweighed the possible bad side effects. They mainly mentioned the real possibility of it causing sudden and irreversible blindness in cats.
ive read about that too... but i have no way of telling how likely that is. hes ok so far and its been 23 hours, so im HOPING im in the clear. is there any way to tell for sure?
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