Moxifloxacin is used to treat the rare canine bacterial infection known as mycobacterium. The mycobacterium infection is a dermal infection, meaning it’s on the skin, and it’s dangerous for both humans and dogs. A mycobacterium lesion can be very raw and painful for dogs, as well as it may lead to extensive tissue inflammation. Because of its serious nature, mycobacterium must be treated right away with veterinarian prescribed moxifloxacin.
Your veterinarian will prescribe moxifloxacin when your dog is showing deep skin lesions, as well as he’s exhibiting signs of a serious bacterial infection. Always consult with your veterinarian before administering moxifloxacin tablets to your dog because these tablets do have some negative side effects, including: dizziness, fainting, rapid heartbeat, as well as loose bowels and bodily swelling.
Moxifloxacin is administered orally. Your veterinarian will prescribe one of three strengths, ranging from 40 mg/ml to 80 mg/ml. The dosage depends on the severity of the infection. Most often, Moxifloxacin is administered once daily and the dose rate is typically 5 – 10 mg/kg. It’s recommended to mix the medicine with a small amount of food, or administer it directly using a dosing syringe.