Antibiotics to treat a cats mouth infection

My cat is suffering from FIV and also has kidney disorders. What antibiotis can I give for treating infection in the mouth. It has been taking Baytril for 1 month?

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    By: Kara McCarty El Segundo, CA

    Replied on 04/19/2011

    Baytril is an excellent antibiotic for susceptible oral infections. Used long term it can cause blindness in some cats. Other commonly used antibiotics are Clavamox, Metronidazole and Clindamycin. Clindamycin must be used with care in patients with kidney failure, it can be used but at a reduced dose and the kidney enzymes should be watched. Clavamox can cause diarrhea and Metronidazole can cause a loss of appetite, vomiting and diarrhea. As you can see no antibiotic is perfect and you should consult with your cat's veterinarian to determine the best medication for your cat as he or she knows his complete history. -Kara, DVM

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