I think our vet is currently at a point where she doesn't really know to give her. Baytril is not really doing anything, and she can't find any info on other antibiotics that they have, being given to guinea pigs. That's why I volunteered to try to find out what other options there is.
She's currently getting 1,5 ml twice a day with 12 hours in between. What did you mean by range of doses Lynx?Baytril has a range of doses. It is possible a higher dose might be more effective.
What is a fluoroquinolone?Cipro is a fluoroquinolone. Doxy is used orally for pigs all the times. And Azithromycin is one of the big guns that's given to them when nothing else works, but it's hard on the gut.
Is Baytril something completely different from the three antibiotics i mentioned earlier?
I need to figure out what the next logical step is, but I just don't know what makes the most sense to try.
One of our girls had similar issues at the end on November and stopped eating.
She is still active and inquisitive but only sniffs at food rather than eating it.
The vet isn't sure what the issue is. She found some problems on the first exam but those were treated and she was starting to improve but then started losing weight again just before Christmas.
We are giving her 3 tablespoons of Critical Care each day to keep her weight stable. She is going in for X-ray next week.
Will keep my fingers crossed.
I'm not entirely sure it compares to the Baytril we have been given by our vet. On the bottle I have it says 25mg/ml, and we have been giving her 1 ml every 24 hours. I don't really understand all this. The label could be wrong but I don't suspect that.From the antibiotics page, describing a range:
Oral Dosage: 2.5-10.0 mg/kg q12h
So it could be 2.5mg/kg every 12 hours or as much as 10mg/kg every 12 hours.
If Baytril (enrofloxacin) can be give at 2.5 mg/kg or a high of 10 mg/kg, that means a two kilogram guinea pig might get a dose anywhere between 5 mg and 20mg. If the dose was given once a day instead of twice a day, you would be giving 5mg/kg to 20 mg/kg Q24hr.
Look over this page. Plug in numbers. Read it several times if you don't understand what I just wrote above.
Baytril can affect appetite.
Cherry is currently not on any medication and is taking a trip to the vet for a checkup on Friday. She is currently doing pretty good also. We hope the best! At least she is stable right now and is actually eating normally <3
Personally, I am not used to the word "dosage" so it sometimes takes me re-learning to know what it means. But thinking of what you give in ml as the dose and the amount that should be given in mg per kilo weight (dosage) seems to work best for me.
5-20 mg/kg PO, SC, IM q12h
The included comment states this is appropriate for:
/may combine with doxycycline for Mycoplasma in rats"