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Baytril for Dogs tooth infection and dental diseases. Sometimes a dog has periodontal disease or bacterial tooth infection but he does not show clear signs and symptoms of a dental infection. The early signs of a tooth infection in dogs may include toothache, a decrease in appetite, bad breathing, etc. Infectious diseases are treated with antibiotic drugs like metronidazole, cefpodoxime proxetil, enrofloxacin, etc. 

Antibiotic drugs help the body to fight against bacteria by killing them or stopping their growth. In the following article, I would explain How Baytril helps to treat tooth infections in dogs? as well as providing a piece of brief information about enrofloxacin (active ingredient in Baytril) dosage, side effects, interactions with other drugs, dosage form, storage, etc. 

Why Use Baytril for dogs Tooth Infection?

Baytril is the trademark of Bayer Corporation, contains Enrofloxacin, a broad-spectrum antibiotic drug that belongs to the fluoroquinolone class. It is approved by the FDA to use in dogs and cats. Fluoroquinolones include the best antibiotic drugs like ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin, moxifloxacin, norfloxacin, etc. 


Baytril kills bacteria by inhibiting the DNA synthesis in the bacterial cells. It does not affect mammalian DNA cells and gives good consequences. It is most effective against both Gram-Positive and Gram-Negative Bacteria and treats a variety of infectious diseases of the skin, urinary tract, respiratory tract, soft tissue infections including tooth infections in dogs and cats.

How Baytril (Enrofloxacin) Treat Dogs Dental Diseases?

Remember, this drug is useful just against infections caused by bacteria. This drug does not treat viral infections, anaerobic bacteria, or other infections caused by parasites or molds. 

Periodontal disease in dogs causes swollen gums and affects the tooth surrounding commonly. It is a soft-tissue infection that can be effectively treated with enrofloxacin. For other symptoms like tooth pain, bad breath, loss of appetite, your dog’s Veterinarian may suggest some painkiller or other medication. 

Side Effects or Adverse Reactions

Baytril (enrofloxacin) may not be suitable for some pets. As, with any other medicine, it may cause some problems for your pet. Commonly occurred side effects of using enrofloxacin medication includes;

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Skin Rash
  • Diarrhea
  • Seizures (in severe case)
  • dizziness
  • loss of appetite
  • change in behavior of your dog
Baytril is an FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved antibiotic drug to use in animals especially in dogs and cats. But is not an over-the-counter drug. It is only available on a registered Veterinarian prescription only. 
Misuse of any antibiotic drug may lead to antibiotic resistance in the body. Hence, decreases the antibiotic efficacy, immunity of the body.

Baytril Dosage For Dogs

Baytril is available in tablet and injection form with a strength of 22.7mg, 68mg, and 136mg dose. A Veterinarian may suggest the recommended dose after diagnosing the severity of the infection. It is available in film-coated tablets as well as taste tablets. Never crush film-coated tablets because they may bitter in taste and may rejectable.

How long should a dog take Baytril for tooth infection?

Baytril contains enrofloxacin, an antibiotic drug, which is approved by the FDA to treat bacterial infections in animals. It is a highly effective antibiotic drug that is only available in a registered Veterinarian prescription only. A veterinarian doctor may suggest a complete dosage plan to treat tooth infections in dogs. 

You must follow your dog’s vet instructions carefully. Usually, it may take 3 to 7 days to treat an infection. If you see NO improvement by the third day of using this drug, revisit your Veterinarian.  

Doctor Xeeshan

Doctor Xeeshan

I am Doctor Xeeshan, located in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. In this blog, I am providing authentic information about dog breeds, diseases, medications, etc.


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