Clavamox is a broad-spectrum antibiotic for dogs and cats. It’s often prescribed by veterinarians for the treatment of infections, like those found in the urinary tract. This medication can also help treat infected wounds and abscesses, and comes in an easy-to-administer liquid form—simply disguise it in normal meals.
Clavamox is used to treat susceptible bacteria that cause infections in regions of the body. Clavamox can also be effective in treating infected wounds. Clavamox is not a treatment for viral or parasitic infections.
Possible Side Effects
Possible Side Effects: The most common side effects include vomiting, diarrhea, and lack of appetite. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include shortness of breath, hives, swelling of the lips, tongue, or face, rash or collapse. Other less serious side effects such as a yeast or fungal infection may be more likely to occur. Contact your veterinarian immediately if any unusual symptoms develop while your pet is taking Clavamox.
Drug & Food Interactions
Tell your veterinarian about any vitamins, supplements, or medications your pet is taking before starting Clavamox. Interactions may occur with bacteriostatic drugs such as erythromycin or tetracyclines.
Safety of use in pregnant or breeding animals has not been determined. For use in dogs and cats only.
Amoxicillin Trihydrate 50 mg, Clavulanic Acid 12.5 mg.
Dogs: The recommended dosage is 6.25 mg/lb (1 mL/10 lb) of body weight twice a day. Skin and soft tissue infections such as abscesses, cellulitis, wounds, superficial/juvenile pyoderma, and periodontal infections should be treated for 5–7 days or for 48 hours after all symptoms have subsided. If no response is seen after 5 days of treatment, therapy should be discontinued and the case reevaluated. Deep pyoderma may require treatment for 21 days; the maximum duration of treatment should not exceed 30 days.
Cats: The recommended dosage is 62.5 mg (1 mL) twice a day. Skin and soft tissue infections such as abscesses and cellulitis/dermatitis should be treated for 5–7 days or 48 hours after all symptoms have subsided, not to exceed 30 days. If no response is seen after 3 days of treatment, therapy should be discontinued and the case reevaluated.
Store the suspension in the refrigerator. Do not store dry powder at temperatures above 77°F. Use within 10 days.