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How Clavamox® Effectively Treats Bacterial Infections in Pets


Pets are an integral part of our families and when they get sick, they deserve the best care available. If your pet has been dealing with a bacterial infection, there’s a chance your veterinarian may prescribe Clavamox. Clavamox® is a versatile antibiotic that has been proven to safely treat various infections in dogs and cats. Here’s a deeper look into Clavamox®, its uses, dosage, side effects, and how Mixlab can be your trusted resource for swift delivery.

What is Clavamox® for Dogs and Cats?

Clavamox® is a prescription antibiotic medication designed specifically for veterinary use. It's the brand name for a combination of amoxicillin and clavulanic acid, which work together to combat bacterial infections in dogs and cats. Amoxicillin, a broad-spectrum antibiotic, inhibits the growth of bacteria. Clavulanic acid enhances amoxicillin's effectiveness by preventing bacterial resistance.

This medication is particularly effective against bacterial strains that may be resistant to other antibiotics. The addition of clavulanic acid to Clavamox® helps prevent the development of bacterial resistance, which can be especially advantageous in recurrent or chronic infections. Clavamox® is available in various forms, including tablets, chewable tablets, and oral suspension, allowing for flexible dosing options based on your pet's size and individual needs. 

When to Use Clavamox® for Your Pet

Veterinarians prescribe Clavamox® for a wide range of bacterial infections in pets. Among other conditions, Clavamox® for dogs and cats is used for:

  • Skin infections, such as pyoderma (bacterial skin infections), abscesses, and wound infections.
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs), which can cause discomfort and lead to more severe complications if left untreated.
  • Respiratory infections, including pneumonia, bronchitis, and sinus infections.
  • Dental infections, such as periodontal disease and abscesses.
  • Bone infections, or osteomyelitis, which can occur as a result of trauma, surgery, or the spread of bacteria from another site in the body.
  • Wound Infections from cuts, scrapes, or puncture wounds, often caused by Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus spp. bacteria.

Find the Proper Dosage for Dogs and Cats

The dosage of Clavamox® varies depending on the pet's weight and the severity of the infection. Always be sure to follow your veterinarian's dosing instructions and consult with your veterinarian if you have any questions. 

Here is the general dosage chart for Clavamox®:

  • Clavamox® for dogs: Administer 13.75 mg/kg by mouth twice daily.
  • Clavamox® for cats: Administer 62.5 mg/cat by mouth twice daily.

Whether using Clavamox® for cats or dogs, always administer the medication with food to enhance absorption and minimize gastrointestinal side effects. 

Your pet should complete the full course of Clavamox® as prescribed by your veterinarian, even if their symptoms improve before the medication is finished.

Keep an Eye on Potential Side Effects

While Clavamox® is generally safe when administered correctly, some pets may experience side effects. Get in touch with your veterinarian right away if your pet experiences any of these adverse reactions:

  • Gastrointestinal Upset: Such as vomiting, diarrhea, or appetite loss.
  • Allergic Reactions: Rarely, pets may exhibit symptoms like itching, swelling, or difficulty breathing, which warrant immediate medical attention.
  • Yeast Infections: Prolonged antibiotic use can disrupt the natural balance of microorganisms in the body, leading to yeast infections, particularly in the ears or skin.

Pets with certain underlying health conditions, such as liver or kidney disease, may not tolerate Clavamox® well or may need dosage adjustments. It's essential to disclose any pre-existing conditions to your veterinarian before starting Clavamox®.

Get Clavamox® Quickly with Next-day Delivery

In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, finding time to visit your veterinarian and pick up prescriptions can be challenging. That's where Mixlab steps in as a convenient solution. With Mixlab as your trusted online pharmacy, you never have to worry. You can get your prescriptions sent right to your doorstep with free delivery—often within just one day.

As a full-service veterinary pharmacy, Mixlab not only specializes in compounding but also has thousands of commercial medications available, including Clavamox®. We’re here as your trusted pharmacy for anything your veterinarian doesn’t carry in stock. Get in touch with our team today.