When your cat or dog has a flesh wound or skin infection, you need to get fast, effective treatment to stop the infection from worsening or spreading. Prescription Clavamox is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that works quickly to control infection.
• Effective in treating a range of soft tissue bacterial infections including wounds, cellulitis, and abscesses
• Safe for treating urinary tract infections and gum disease
• Available in two convenient oral forms: tablets or drops
Clavamox is a safe, effective, oral antibiotic prescribed by veterinarians for treating a range of bacterial infections. This medication contains amoxicillin, a powerful penicillin-type antibiotic, and clavulanic acid, which is effective against bacteria that are normally resistant to amoxicillin. Clavamox tablets or drops can be used by both cats and dogs and is available in different strengths.
• Contact your veterinarian if your pet has an allergic reaction (swelling, shortness of breath, rash) or has diarrhea that is severe or lasts for more than three days
• Follow dosing directions exactly - don’t give your pet more medication than directed and don’t skip doses.
• Read the label carefully for information about storage, possible side effects, and drug interactions.
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You can find Client Information Sheets which provides a summary of information about Clavamox Tablets and Drops by following the links below:
If you have questions or concerns about Clavamox, or conditions related to its use, contact your pet's veterinarian or pharmacist.
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VetRxDirect's professional staff will provide answers to any relevant questions about this product. Specific questions related to dosages and recommendations are best answered by your pet's veterinarian.
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Yes, Clavamox requires a prescription, as do all antibiotics. We can obtain the prescription in a couple different ways. Once an order is placed with us, we can fax over to your pet's veterinarian for approval on the prescription and the clinic can either fax it back or they can call and approve the prescription over the phone. Most clinics are willing to approve prescriptions in this way. If your pet's clinic does not authorize faxed prescriptions, they can also issue you a written prescription that can then be mailed to us. After we receive the prescription, we can process the order and ship it out.
Generally compounded or reconstituted suspensions (where water is added to powder e.g. Clavamox) have only been tested to know they are safe and effective up to a certain point such as 10 days for Clavamox. It is possible the active ingredient can lose its potency or reacts with other ingredients that may not be safe to take. It is best to always follow all directions, therefore discarding the product is the best option. Please contact your pet's veterinarian if treatment is still necessary.
Dosing is based on weight and may be different for both cats and dogs. Medication selection is also based on type of infection which can be properly diagnosed by your cat's veterinarian. It is difficult to say that the Clavamox tablets would be appropriate in respect to strength, medication selection, length of therapy, and severity of infection. We recommend a check up with your cat's veterinarian to ensure the best quality of care.