What is Amoxicillin?
Amoxicillin is a broad-spectrum penicillin antibiotic used to treat various infections caused by susceptible strains of bacteria. Amoxicillin is sold per capsule or per tablet and requires a prescription from your veterinarian.
NOTE: Amoxicillin is also available in a suspension as Amoxicillin Drops.
Cats and Dogs
- Broad-spectrum antibiotic that treats a wide array of bacterial infections
- Treats ear infections, urinary tract infections, and skin infections (infected bite wounds)
- Also effective against upper respiratory, bladder, and dental infections
- Sold per capsule or per tablet
How does amoxicillin work?
Amoxicillin works by inhibiting the formation of bacterial cell walls.
Tell your veterinarian if your pet is being given another antibiotic. Also tell your veterinarian if your pet has allergies, or kidney, stomach or intestinal disease. While symptoms may subside early, use all of the prescribed medicine.
Amoxil (GlaxoSmithKline), Biomox (Delmarva), Robamox-BV (Fort Dodge), Trimox (Apothecon)
What is the most important thing I should know about Amoxicillin?
Amoxicillin is a prescription medication available as 100 mg and 400 mg tablets, 250 mg and 500 mg capsules. Amoxicillin Drops suspension is also available in a 15 ml bottle. The usual dose of amoxicillin in dogs and cats is 5-10 mg/lb every 12-24 hours. Contact your veterinarian immediately if your pet develops severe or bloody diarrhea. Give all of the amoxicillin that is prescribed for your pet, since symptoms may begin to improve before the infection is completely treated.
What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving amoxicillin 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 kidney disease or stomach or intestinal disease.
How should amoxicillin be given?
Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. Amoxicillin can be given with or without food. Give all of the amoxicillin even if your pet appears to be better. Symptoms may improve before the infection is completely treated.
What are the potential side effects of amoxicillin?
Contact your veterinarian immediately if the pet experiences severe or bloody diarrhea during treatment. Stop giving amoxicillin 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), seizures, unusual bleeding, or bruising. Other less serious side effects such as mild nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or abdominal pain, or yeast or fungal infection may be more likely to occur. Continue to give amoxicillin 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 happens if I miss giving a dose of amoxicillin?
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 my pet on amoxicillin?
Seek emergency veterinary medical treatment if an overdose is suspected. Symptoms of overdose may include muscle spasms or weakness, pain or twitching, seizures, confusion, coma, or agitation.
What should I avoid while giving amoxicillin to my pet?
There are no restrictions on food or activity during treatment with amoxicillin unless otherwise directed by your veterinarian.
What other drugs will affect amoxicillin?
Before giving amoxicillin, 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 amoxicillin or you may need to have the dosage adjusted. Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with amoxicillin. Talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist before giving any prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products.
- Amoxicillin is a broad-spectrum penicillin antibiotic available by prescription used to treat various infections caused by susceptible strains of bacteria.
- Amoxicillin can be used to treat infections such as ear infections, urinary tract infections, and skin infections. Amoxicillin may also be used for purposes other than those listed.
- Amoxicillin is available in tablet form in 100 mg and 400 mg strengths, and in capsule form in 250 mg and 500 mg strengths.
Contact your veterinarian immediately if your pet develops severe or bloody diarrhea. Give all of the amoxicillin that is prescribed for your pet. Symptoms may begin to improve before the infection is completely treated.
Give 5-10 mg/lb of pet's body weight every 12-24 hours. Your veterinarian will determine the actual dose based on the type of infection being treated.
Store tablets and capsules at room temperature.
Amoxicillin 250 mg capsules:
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Amoxicillin is rated
Rated 5 out of
Date published: 2016-03-02
Rated 5 out of
ROCKY(A CAT) WAS SUCH A MISERQBLE LITTLE MAN AS HE HAD DEVELOPED A BAD UTI.WITHIN A COUPLE OF DAYS HE WAS STARTING TO BE THE LITTTLE MAN MY BOYFRIEND AND I LOVE SO MUCH.AS OF DATE 7-1-15 THERE HAS BEEN NO SIGN OF ANYTHING WRONG WITH HIM EXCEPT FOR BEING HAPPY.SHOULD HE EVER NEED TH IS AGAIN IT WILL DEFINATELY BE FILL WITH 800-PET MEDS AS THEY UNDERSTOOD MY SITUATION AND ME BEING SO WORRIED RIGHT OUT TO HIM.THANK YOU PET MEDDS
Date published: 2015-07-02
Rated 5 out of
Caleb contracted kennel cough from my son's puppy Neo. After staying in the shelter for provo Neo came home with a cough, but the vet didn't tell us to keep our other dogs away from him, so all of our other dogs caught kennel cough also.
When I gave Caleb the Amoxicillin I could see a difference within three days. He is doing much better, but he still have a slight cough which we are now working on.
Thank you from Caleb's mom,
Date published: 2014-09-30
Rated 5 out of
does the job
Max (40lbs) had a gum infection, the Amoxicillin knocked it right out. Max is doing great, he's 16 years old.
His breath is better and the infection is gone.
Date published: 2013-01-14
Rated 5 out of
My cat (over 12 years old) does extremely well with this. He is taking it due to the fact that he has a tremendous amount of mucus and it does help to clear it up - which means he does not sneeze mucus all over the place and more importantly, HE CAN BREATHE AND SMELL HIS FOOD. His appetite is great now.
Date published: 2012-12-02
Rated 4 out of
I have been giving this to my Great Dane now for 4 days. He seems to be fine and getting better. His stool is loose but no blood or anything like that. Winston is very sensitive to most medications so I consider this a plus that he has taken this one and doing this well.
Date published: 2012-02-24
Rated 3 out of
Amoxicillin 100mg tabs
I ordered these because it is easier to pill Roberto than to administer liquid meds. It didn't work out as hoped. After three or four days on the tabs, he regressed, with blood once again showing in his urine. I switched him back to liquid amoxicillin and he is once again on the upswing. I think he can't absorb the tablets as easily as the liquid.
Date published: 2011-08-19
Rated 4 out of
In response to Slovakian:
Yes, pets can be allergic to certain medicines, too. Amoxicillin is a penicillin-based broad-spectrum antibiotic, so it is possible your pet was penicillin intolerant, just as some humans are. (This is the same medicine given to humans, btw.)
This is generally an extremely safe antibiotic - unless one is allergic to the penicillin family of drugs Be sure and tell your vet about this reaction so they can flag your pets records as to this allergy.
Date published: 2011-05-15