What is Clavamox?
Clavamox is a broad spectrum antibiotic, a combination of amoxicillin and clavulanic Acid, used for infections caused by bacteria. Clavamox requires a prescription from your veterinarian, and is sold by the tablet. It is also available as oral drops.
Cats and Dogs
- Good for skin and soft tissue infections such as wounds, abscesses, and cellulitis
- Effective for first-time skin infections and persistent pyodermas (skin inflammation marked by pus-filled lesions)
- Proven to generally be a safe antibacterial treatment
How it Works:
Clavamox combines the broad-spectrum antibiotic activity of amoxicillin with the unique beta-lactamase inhibiting effect of clavulanic acid which makes this product effective against beta-lactamase and non-beta-lactamase producing organisms.
Contact your veterinarian immediately if your pet experiences diarrhea that is severe and lasts longer than three days, or if it has an allergic reaction (e.g., shortness of breath; hives; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; rash, or fainting).
Clavamox (Pfizer Animal Health)
Amoxicillin along with Clavulanic acid.
What is the most important information I should know about Clavamox:
Give all of the Clavamox that is prescribed for your pet. Symptoms may begin to improve before the infection is completely treated.
What is Clavamox:
Clavamox is a broad spectrum antibiotic that fights bacteria in the body. Clavamox is a prescription medication available in four different strength tablets - 62.5mg, 125mg, 250mg, and 375mg. Clavamox is also available as drops. When mixed with 14 ml of water, each ml contains 62.5mg of Clavamox. The usual dose of Clavamox in dogs is 6.25mg/pound twice a day, and in cats it is 62.5mg (1 ml) twice a day. Clavamox can be used to treat many different types of bacterial infections such as respiratory, ear, urinary tract, and skin. Clavamox may also be used for purposes other than those listed.
What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Clavamox to my pet:
Tell your veterinarian if your pet has ever had an allergic reaction to another penicillin or to a cephalosporin. Tell your veterinarian if your pet has liver or kidney disease. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant or lactating or if your pet could become pregnant during treatment.
How should this medication be given:
Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. Clavamox should be given with food. Keep water available for your pet. Give all of the Clavamox even if your pet appears to be better. Symptoms may improve before the infection is completely treated. Store tablets at room temperature. Store the drops in the refrigerator. Discard any unused drops after 10 days.
What happens if I miss giving a dose:
Give the missed dose as soon as you remember unless it is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not give a double dose unless otherwise directed by your veterinarian.
What happens if I overdose the pet:
Seek emergency veterinary medical treatment if an overdose is suspected. Symptoms of Clavamox overdose may include nausea, vomiting, rash, drowsiness, hyperactivity, or kidney problems.
What should I avoid while giving Clavamox to my pet:
There are no restrictions on food or activity during treatment with Clavamox unless otherwise directed by your veterinarian.
What are the possible side effects of Clavamox:
Contact your veterinarian immediately if your pet experiences diarrhea that is severe and lasts longer than 3 days. Stop giving Clavamox and seek emergency veterinary medical care in the event of an allergic reaction (shortness of breath; hives; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; rash; or fainting) Other less serious side effects such as mild diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, or yeast or fungal infection may be more likely to occur. Continue to give Clavamox and notify your veterinarian if these symptoms occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to your pet.
What other drugs will affect Clavamox:
Before giving Clavamox, tell your veterinarian if your pet is being given another antibiotic (for the same or a different infection), allopurinol or probenecid. You may not be able to give Clavamox or you may need to have the dosage adjusted. Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with Clavamox. Talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist before giving any prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products.
Where can I get more information:
Your pharmacist has additional information about Clavamox written for health professionals that you may read.
- Clavamox is a prescription broad spectrum penicillin antibiotic that fights bacteria in the body, and comes in the form of either a tablet or drops.
- Clavamox can be used to treat many different types of bacterial infections such as respiratory, ear, urinary tract, and skin infections.
- Give Clavamox Tablets and Clavamox Drops with food. Do not remove the Clavamox Tablets from foil strip until ready to use.
- For Clavamox Drops: When mixed with 14 ml of water, each ml contains 62.5 mg of Clavamox. After mixing, store in the refrigerator and shake well before using. Discard any unused medication after 10 days.
Clavamox should be given with food. Give all of the Clavamox that was prescribed for your pet. Symptoms may begin to improve before the infection is completely treated.
The usual dose for dogs is 6.25mg per pound of pet's body weight given by mouth twice a day. The duration of treatment depends on the type of infection and the response to treatment. The maximum duration of treatment should not exceed 30 days.
The usual dose for cats is 6.25mg per pound given by mouth twice a day. The duration of treatment depends on the type of infection and the response to treatment. The maximum duration of treatment should not exceed 30 days.
The usual dose for dogs 6.25mg per pound (1 ml per 10 pounds) of pet's body weight given by mouth twice a day. The duration of treatment depends on the type of infection and the response to treatment. The maximum duration of treatment should not exceed 30 days.
The usual dose for cats is 62.5mg (1 ml) given by mouth twice a day. The duration of treatment depends on the type of infection and the response to treatment. The maximum duration of treatment should not exceed 30 days.
Store the tablets at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Store the suspension (liquid) in the refrigerator.
Clavamox 62.5 mg Tablet
Clavamox 125 mg Tablet
Clavamox 250 mg Tablet
Clavamox 375 mg Tablet
Clavamox Drops 15 ml Bottle
Active Ingredients (per ml)
Clavamox is rated
Rated 5 out of
Great product & works very well for my baby~ She has no side affects & they do the job ~Staff at Pet-Meds is great and very helpful~ Couldn't be any better!!! Thank you for all of your help and concerns~
Date published: 2014-12-12
Rated 4 out of
Clavamox and stomach issues
I have three cocker spaniels and two of them tend to have bladder problems where they get something similar to bladder infections and they wet all over the place,. with one dose this medicine helps! It is cheaper through pet meds than at the vet......
Date published: 2014-07-08
Rated 5 out of
I highly recommend this antibiotic to any one that has to absolutely-positively needs to rid their animal, <whether cat or dog>, of any nasty- "ooey-gooeyies." I had two experiences with this this pill. First, was for a major surgery for my tabby cat, Pippen, where he was recovering and on Clavamox for several weeks. I believe the quality of this rx, helped minimize down time for his recovery. He was back to normal in no time.
The second was for my elderly rescue, Chula, whom I inherited a lot of malnutrition problems, <due to prior neglect> Her tummy was a size of a basketball, which earned her the nickname " HeffeLump", Well after testing she was found to have severe liver infection and was 800 over 120, so in comes Clavamox. She has been on the pill fro appx 2 months and her tummy has gone down 3/4ths already. Clavamox is not he cheapest pill, at 0.89$++ per pill, but the first experience w Pip , made me go with it again. I highly recommend this pill. It is worth the extra$$$
Date published: 2014-05-07
Rated 2 out of
I had gotten this from our vet and she had to use it three times and still didn't get rid of it. She has herpies. It also was cheaper at the vet 24.50 here it's 29.50 plus 9 dollars in shipping. I went back to the vet and she gave us Baytril and that seemed to work much better. It was liquid and chicken flavored here they have the tablets which is ok too and this is cheaper on here to get.
Date published: 2014-05-06
Rated 5 out of
We are very satisfied with all of the services that were rendered to us. Sassy is very happy.
Thanks Pet meds.
Date published: 2014-04-30
Rated 5 out of
I have used Clavamox for years and the results have always been great. There is no stomach upset or other side effects from this drug.
Date published: 2014-02-03
Rated 5 out of
My cat is 11 years old and she was diagnosed with feline herpes when she was about 8 months old. Her symptoms include sneezing, with lots of mucous from her chronic sinusitis, and occasionally a slightly red eye. I've used many other antibiotics over the years but the Clavamox works the best. It doesn't completely rid her of symptoms but does clear it up about 80% for maybe a month when I have to repeat the cycle again. The vet said that she'll never really be cured so I guess that 80% is about as good as I'm going to get and I'm happy for that at least. She's so much happier after the treatment. As an aside, I have 2 cats, the 2nd one being a young Bengal and she has absolutely no symptoms so she hasn't contracted it from the little one. Seems as though her vaccinations are working!! Yea! I would strongly recommend Clavamox.
Date published: 2013-11-17
Rated 4 out of
Maybe it is the Vet
Eddie had bronchitis in January and after three x-rays was given Baytril- two courses. Bill - $350.00. That seemed to take care of the bronchitis, but then he developed a sinus infection. He was prescribed another antibiotic (dont remember the name - $60.00) and then a course of 3/4 of 125 mg clavamox at @ $68.00. In early April the Vet suggested we culture the mucus. That was $300.00 and a temp antibiotic. Result is Clavamox should be the answer, but based on his weight maybe 1 & 1/2 125 mg (this time from pet meds at a more reasonable price). Seven days into this and his reverse sneezing is worse. The mucus is like rubber cement and he is miserable. Vet says a dental should fix the sinus infection. Hmm, Clavamox should work based on the culture, but will 14 days do the trick?
Date published: 2013-05-01