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You're correct, Mary. Baytril has caused blindness in cats even at the "new" and "safer" reduced dosage. Many vets now ... however "low" the risks are purported to be. To my mind, any unnecessary risk is an excessive and unacceptable risk.

This is great to know. Rowan was prescribed Baytril to take care of her last problem. I'll be sure to ask about Orbax for the next time, if one comes.

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You're correct, Mary. Baytril has caused blindness in cats even ... mind, any unnecessary risk is an excessive and unacceptable risk.

This is great to know. Rowan was prescribed Baytril to take care of her last problem. I'll be sure to ask about Orbax for the next time, if one comes.

This was hashed over here ages ago. I think Phil has an irrational (not founded on real findings - what cats went blind on the recommended dosage of 5mg/kg/day??) fear of Baytril.
I am not planning on contributing any more to this portion of the thread. BTDT about a year & a half ago. The Google Group archives are there for anyone truly interested in the debate about Baytril. Just pop in "Baytril" "blindness", etc. for the advanced search terms (sometime in summer '02, I think).
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You're correct, Mary. Baytril has caused blindness in cats even ... mind, any unnecessary risk is an excessive and unacceptable risk.

This is great to know. Rowan was prescribed Baytril to take care of her last problem. I'll be sure to ask about Orbax for the next time, if one comes.

Good plan... I hope you never have to used it.
There are still some diehard "batrilists" around here and vets that would argue the risks are "minimal"... Why? When a safer, more effective and less expensive drug is available... The savings alone would probably offset the cost of the office visit!