Using Zeniquin For Dogs With Bacterial Infections

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Read the following information to learn about Zeniquin for dogs, the dosage, safety precautions and side effects are listed below.

Zeniquin, like Orbax, is a broad spectrum fluroquinolone type antibiotic useful in treating various bacterial infections. It works by inhiting the replication of bacterial DNA in your dog’s body. The active ingredient marbofloxacin is available by prescription only, and for that reason you will need to see your vet before administering Zeniquin to your pet.

Zeniquin dosage for dogs

Zeniquin is commonly prescribed at a dosage of 1.25 mg/lb to be given once daily (every 24 hours). Depending on how your pet reacts to the medicine, and the level of improvement in his/her symptoms, your vet may increase the dosage up to a total of 2.5 mg per pound.

Complete the full course of medicine unless your pet suffers severe reactions to the substance.

Is Zeniquin safe for dogs?

The active ingredient of Zeniquin, marbofloxacin, is considered a very safe antibiotic when used correctly. See below for safety information:

Safety precautions

  • Do not give Zeniquin to your dog without first consulting with your vet
  • Avoid use in growing, pregnant or lactating dogs
  • Notify the vet of your pet’s medical conditions if any exist
  • Notify the vet of any other medicine, vitamins and supplements your pet is taking
  • Avoid administering Zeniquin within 2 hours before or after meals
  • Keep your pet well hydrated throughout treatment

Zeniquin may be unsuitable for pets prone to seizures, or who are afflicted with other CNS disorders. It is also unsuitable for dogs allergic to fluroquinolone type antibiotics. If your dog has not taken Zeniquin before, monitor him or her closely to minimize allergy risks. Avoid using this medicine for more than 30 consecutive days.

Uses of Zeniquin for dogs

Zeniquin is a broad spectrum fluroquinolone antibiotic used in the treatment of:

  • Bacterial infections

Side effects of Zeniquin use in dogs

Your pet may suffer side effects such as fatigue, dizziness, vomiting, diarrhea or allergic reactions. Seizures may be caused in dogs prone to such conditions.

If your dog suffers an allergic reaction or any other serious side effects seek emergency veterinary attention.