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Clavamox (amoxicillin trihydrate/clavulanate potassium), distributed by Zoetis Co., is a broad spectrum antibiotic used in both cats and dogs.

Clavamox is affective against most gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria. This medication is used to treat cases of respiratory, skin, and urinary infections.

 Respiratory infections, urinary tract infections, and infections of the skin are all caused by infectious bacteria entering the body through an opening in the body. The skin is the number one source of protecting the body from bacteria; however, an opened wound allows bacteria to enter. An infected wound will appear red, inflamed, with a seeping white discharge, the pet may also develop a fever. Respiratory infections such as kennel cough or rhinitis are in hauled strands of bacteria. A pet with a respiratory infection may cough, mucus membranes may appear pale in color, discharge from the eyes and nose, and an over-all depression in energy.
 Urinary tract infections are common in breeding stock as bacteria enter the body during mating. A pet with a urinary infection will urinate often, may vocalize during excretion of urine, and be reluctant to drink. A urinary infection is very painful for a pet and may show abdominal sensitivity, the urine may also appear dark in color. Skin infections, also known as a Pyoderma, are noted as a small, raised lesion. The lesion will cause the skin to crust and hair to be lost around the infected area. The pet may itch excessively at the located infection causing the area to spread.


Bacterial infections are difficult to prevent and the key to a healthy pet is early detection. Respiratory infections, bladder infections, wound infections, and skin infections display aliments such as discharge from affected area, fever, inflammation and symptoms specific to the area of infection.

Bacterial infections of the skin are most commonly seen in dog breeds such as the bulldog, boxer, and English bulldog. These breeds of dogs are known for their wrinkled skin. Respiratory infections are non-breed specific but are more common in kenneled dogs or those housed in shelters. Urinary infections are commonly seen in Dalmatians, a dog breed identified by its black spotted coat. Urinary infections can be found in a variety of other dogs as well.


1. What adverse effects from the product should I be aware of?
Side effects which could be noted by a pet owner while taking Clavamox include; diarrhea, stomach upset, vomiting, allergy, or appetite decrease.

2. What steps should I take if my pet has adverse effects from product?
Discontinue use and seek the care of a veterinary professional promptly.

3. Can this product cause an allergic reaction in my pet?
Symptoms of an allergic reaction to the drug include; hives, excessive drinking, and irregular breathing patterns. Other possible side effects include; cataracts, seizures, convulsions, lethargy, diarrhea, vomiting and decreased appetite.

4. Can I administer this product with my pet’s food?
a. Foods, especially those containing dairy, reduces absorbency rate of this product hence reducing affectivity. Antibiotics can be given with food if pet develops sensitivity to the product.

5. What sort of medical tests will need to be taken before administering Clavamox?
a. A sensitivity test. A sensitivity test requires a small swab from the affected area to be culturized. This grown colony of bacteria will then be tested against different forms of antibiotics to determine which medication to prescribe. This test is essential in eliminating wasted time and money of medications that are ineffective.

6. Is it safe for me to handle my pet’s medication if I am allergic to antibiotics?
a.) Yes. Handlers which are allergic to antibiotics are advised to wear safety materials such as gloves while administering the product. Avoid contact with eyes and mouth. After administration wash hands and forearms thoroughly with soap and water.

Product Cautions:

FDA restricts this product from being used by anyone other than a licensed veterinarian.
The product must not be accessible to children.
This product is meant to be used for dogs only.  
This product has not been tested for use in pregnant or lactating females.
Product label content should be read thoroughly as patients taking additional prescription medications are at risk of counter reactions.
Animals: Dogs with previous allergies to any antibiotic classified within the B-lactam family of drugs may develop an allergic reaction to Cephalexin. Reduce chances of allergic reactions by discussing all patient history before use. Not labeled for use in cats.
Humans: Not intended for human use. Individuals handling this product with known allergies to the B-lactam family of antibiotics should wear protective clothing. Avoid contact with skin, eyes, and mucus membranes while handling this product. In case of accidental ingestion contact a Poison Control Center or physician immediately.
If Swallowed: Immediately contact a poison control center to be instructed of the situation. Offer water to affected person if said person is in a state of consciousness. Do not encourage the individual to vomit unless instructed by a medical physician.  
If in eyes: If product residue affects the eyes, keep the affected eye open while flushing said eye with water. If individual wears contact lenses, remove the contact and continue flushing eye for five minutes. Continue to cleanse the eye for 20 minutes and contact a medical physician if irritation occurs.
If on skin or clothing: Remove the contaminated clothing immediately and begin washing the skin for 20 minutes. Continue to cleanse the skin with soap and water as you seek advice from a medical professional.

Storage & Disposal
Storage: Tablets should be stored at temperatures ranging from 20 -25 degrees Celsius (68-77 degrees F). Do not store medication among food or drink. The contents should not be transferred to other containers.
Disposal: Dispose un-used or empty containers as directed on the label. Never re-use containers and always recycle or dispose. If you have any questions, contact your local medical waste agency for directions or contact 1-800-CLEANUP for additional information.

Brand name of Clavamox is CLAVAMOXA TABLETS. The generic form of Clavamox is (amoxicillin trihydrate/clavulanate potassium). These products contain the same active ingredient but cost less and can contain more per container. Generic forms of this product however are not issued by veterinarian and storage regulations are variable. Name brand has a higher reliance rate and is veterinarian recommended.  

How it Works
Clavamox is a unique formulated drug as this is a combination drug of both Clavulanic acids and Amoxicillin. Like all organisms bacteria contain cells and cell walls, containing nuclei. Antibiotics work against the formation of the cell wall, causing damage to the nucleolus which is the powerhouse of the cell. Amoxicillin works against bacteria by breaking down the lipid structure of the cell wall, therefore preventing the organisms from dividing and reproducing.
The Federal Drug Administration prohibits this product from being used in any other way than directed upon the label. If you do not understand the directed label entirely, ask your veterinarian or pharmacist to further explain directions.

Dogs and Cats:
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.

Pet    Weight    Dosage       
(Tablets)    All weights    The usual dose for dogs is 6.25mg per pound of pet's body weight given by mouth twice a day.        
(Tablets)    All weights    The usual dose for cats is 6.25mg per pound given by mouth twice a day.   

Clavamox 62.5 mg Tablet       
Active Ingredients    Amount       
Amoxicillin Trihydrate    50 mg       
Clavulanic Acid    12.5 mg       
Clavamox 125 mg Tablet       
Active Ingredients    Amount       
Amoxicillin Trihydrate    100 mg       
Clavulanic Acid    25 mg       
Clavamox 250 mg Tablet       
Active Ingredients    Amount       
Amoxicillin Trihydrate    200 mg       
Clavulanic Acid    50 mg       
Clavamox 375 mg Tablet       
Active Ingredients    Amount       
Amoxicillin Trihydrate    300 mg       
Clavulanic Acid    75 mg       
Clavamox Drops 15 ml Bottle       
Active Ingredients (per ml)    Amount       
Amoxicillin Trihydrate    50 mg       
Clavulanic Acid    12.5 mg  

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