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    Baytril and possible side effects

    Sparky's on Baytril at the moment... usually i wouldnt worry much but spark is a skinny little thing... i know with my hamsters (i know it's very different but still...) i would use bio lapis: it's a pro-biotic. i wondered if there was a lovie equivilant and where i could get it in the UK?

    I'm sure madam grump won't appreiate it but TOUGH lol
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    Re: Baytril and possible side effects

    I'm not sure, but I have used Baytril with many birds when I worked at a pet store and never had any problems. Are you afraid of over-dosing? Your vet should have given you the correct amount and instuctions as how much to give her.
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    Re: Baytril and possible side effects

    no i'm not worried about over-dosing. In mammals (including us) antibiotics can kill off all our good bacteria and cause thrush and stomach problems. i've had problems with it with my smaller furries in the past. i know it's silly but spark is smaller than a hamster so i didnt know if the same could apply to birds.

    Like i said,... i'm forever learning with her. i've never had to use antibiotics on a keet.

    TY gfor the reassurance x

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    Re: Baytril and possible side effects

    There is something that you give to birds to keep the good bacteria active but I cannot remember what it is. I also heard it is good to give your bird plain yogurt when giving them antibiotics as this builds back up the good stuff as well but some birds wont eat yogurt.

    I know whenever I was giving boomer any kind of meds I could call and talk to the vet or the technician about the medicine or side effects and they were always very helpful, maybe you should call the vets to see what they think.
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    Re: Baytril and possible side effects

    Quote Originally Posted by boomer girl View Post
    There is something that you give to birds to keep the good bacteria active but I cannot remember what it is.
    Good memory, Deanna. The probiotic you're thinking of is called acidophilus. It's the same stuff that makes yogurt so good at restoring the good-guy bacteria when you're on antibiotics.

    Humans use it, birds use it -- it's just all around good stuff

    Type it into your browser and you will find hits with express delivery in no time. Just make sure that the stuff you get is for birds, or it may not come with a dropper or be suspended in a base unsuitable for avian consumption. But any kind of acidophilus suspension (liquid) for birds will suffice just fine.
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    Re: Baytril and possible side effects

    I knew you would know Erica Is bene-bac this stuff? I know here the pet store carries it so it may be worth a call to see if your local store has this if this is what Erica is talking about. It it least would save you a shipping fee for a tiny item.
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    Re: Baytril and possible side effects

    I haven't used bene-bac, but I guessed right that it stands for beneficial bacteria, and yes, it's the right stuff (and then some).

    From the site: "[Bird Bene-Bac is a] concentrated live culture of five common bacteria found in the intestinal tracts of birds. Use with growing and mature birds that have been subjected to stress. Available in an easy to use gel form with syringe, or in an economical mix powder."
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    Re: Baytril and possible side effects

    ugh. i;ve not been able to find it anywher out here. i dont suppose anyone knows a uk supplier or one who would ship? otherwise it's going to be good old denone lol

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    Re: Baytril and possible side effects

    Have you asked the vets office to see if they have the Bene-bac or something similar? If they dont I would it least try feeding your bird some plain yogurt becuase this is also good for them, just like it is for us when we take antibotics. Yogurt is better then nothing I would think.
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