My 8 year-old cat needs Baytril to treat a sinus infection caused my a tumor that is evidently growing behind his eye socket, and pressing on his sinus cavity, which has resulted in a lot of sneezing. Clavamox seemed to be helping until 10 days ago when he started to sneeze blood--not a pretty sight--so the vet switched him to Baytril. I have tried this drug in pill form, liquid, and compounded tuna-flavor liquid. I've tried crushing it into Fancy Feast, disguising it in a pill pocket, dissovling it into tuna "juice"--you name it. I cannot get him to take the pills, even though they are supposedly flavored to be palatable, and he basically spits up the liquid formulas in a foamy mess. He is not a particularly finicky cat, but he is totally onto me and more averse to this medication than anything I've ever given him. Although I am pretty good at administering drugs to animals, this is just beyond my skill. I know my cat is not long for this world, but for the time being he seems fine (purring, stalking, jumping on counters, etc.) so I feel I need to do everything I can for him. Still, I have a toddler to care of and another child on the way, and this is getting rather stressful. Has anyone out there had experience with this drug?
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8/6/07 at 6:33pm