Question about head tilt and Baytril
Hi. I'm new here. I have a male dwarf bunny named Snow who will be 7 years old this summer. In the past he has had a few serious illnesses. One was chronic diarrhea. He was eating the wood chips in his cage, and that was the cause of it. As soon as I found that out, I stopped using wood chips to line his cage, and just use hay. Then he started having dental problems. He would get molar spurs that made sores in his cheeks. We get those trimmed down every 2 months now to prevent the sores. A rabbit savvy vet is an hour away from where I live, the local vets don't know anything about rabbits.
He developed a head tilt last Tuesday, not a severe one since his head wasn't all the way to the ground, and he always fought to keep it upright, he wouldn't just let it lay to the side. I brought him to my rabbit savvy vet as soon as I saw it, and she prescribed liquid Baytril, and an anti-dizzy medication. I started him on Baytril that same day. I had to feed him Critical Care for a couple of days because he wouldn't eat, but he's eating fine now so I don't syringe feed him anymore. He had an inner ear infection, and the Baytril cured it. It is now almost a week later, and he just has a tiny head movement that's hardly noticeable. The vet told me to give him Baytril for 10 days, but I read online you should give the anti-biotic for as long as possible to ensure all the bacteria has been destroyed. I had a bacteria infection myself last year, and when I didn't take the medication long enough, it came back full force, and I'm scared that might happen to Snow. I called the vet today to ask if I could give it to him longer than 10 days, and the receptionist told me that 10 days should be enough, and if you give the Baytril for too long, the bacteria becomes immune to it. My vet wasn't in today, so she's going to ask her about it tomorrow and call me back. I was just wondering how long should a bunny that had an inner ear infection be on Baytril to ensure there's no reoccurrence, but not make the bacteria resistant to the medication?