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Clavamox (Amoxicillin / Clavulanate Potassium) Chewable Tablets for Dogs & Cats

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Description

Clavamox is a chewable tablet, broad-spectrum, antibiotic for dogs and cats. It's often prescribed by veterinarians for the treatment of infections, like those found in the urinary tract. This medication can also treat infected wounds and abscesses. And the chewable tablets can be easily disguised in your pal's favorite food for easy administration.

Uses

Clavamox is used to treat susceptible bacteria that cause infections in regions of the body. Clavamox can also be effective in treating infected wounds. Clavamox is not a treatment for viral or parasitic infections.

Possible Side Effects

Possible Side Effects: The most common side effects include vomiting, diarrhea, and lack of appetite. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include shortness of breath, hives, swelling of the lips, tongue, or face, rash or collapse. Other less serious side effects such as a yeast or fungal infection may be more likely to occur. Contact your veterinarian immediately if any unusual symptoms develop while your pet is taking Clavamox.

Drug & Food Interactions

Tell your veterinarian about any vitamins, supplements, or medications your pet is taking before starting Clavamox. Interactions may occur with bacteriostatic drugs such as erythromycin or tetracyclines.

Precautions

Safety of use in pregnant or breeding animals has not been determined. For use in dogs and cats only.

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  • Item Number
    150454
  • For Use With
    Dogs & Cats
  • Generic Name
    Amoxicillin, Clavulanate Potassium
  • Common Brand Name(s)
    Clavamox, Augmentin
  • Administration Form
    Oral
  • Brand
    Zoetis
  • Product Form
    Chewable Tablet
  • Health Condition
    Skin Infections, Respiratory Infections, Wounds, Dental Infections
  • Drug Type
    Antibiotic
Ingredients
Ingredients

Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium.

Instructions
Recommended Dosage

Dogs: The recommended dosage is 6.25 mg/lb of body weight twice a day. Skin and soft tissue infections such as abscesses, cellulitis, wounds, superficial/ juvenile pyoderma, and periodontal infections should be treated for 5–7 days or for 48 hours after all symptoms have subsided. If no response is seen after 5 days of treatment, therapy should be discontinued and the case reevaluated. Deep pyoderma may require treatment for 21 days; the maximum duration of treatment should not exceed 30 days.

Cats: The recommended dosage is 62.5 mg twice a day. Skin and soft tissue infections such as abscesses and cellulitis/dermatitis should be treated for 5–7 days or for 48 hours after all symptoms have subsided, not to exceed 30 days. If no response is seen after 3 days of treatment, therapy should be discontinued and the case reevaluated.

Storage Instructions

Store in a dry, cool place at temperatures not above 77°F. Do not remove from foil strip until ready to use.

FAQ

What Is Clavamox?

Clavamox is an antibiotic belonging to the penicillin family. Clavamox contains amoxicillin and clavulanate and is known as potentiated penicillin. Antibiotics, also known as antimicrobials, are used to treat infections caused by bacteria. They do not work against viruses.

Clavamox has been shown to be effective in the treatment of skin and soft tissue infections in dogs and cats, periodontal (tooth-related) infections in dogs and urinary tract (bladder and kidney) infections in cats.

How Should Clavamox Be Stored?

Clavamox tablets should be kept in a cool, dry place at room temperature. (Do not remove the tablets from the foil strip until ready to use.)

Clavamox drops should be kept in the refrigerator. Drops are good for 10 days after you have mixed up the solution. After ten days, be sure to throw away any unused drops.

Can I Remove The Tablets From The Foil All At Once?

The tablets need to remain in the foil until ready to use. The product is not stable outside of the foil packaging and efficacy may be affected.

Can I Break The Tablets In Half?

Clavamox is not scored and is not meant to be broken in half. Once the tablet is removed from the foil, the unused half should not be stored for any period of time.

I Left The Clavamox Drops Out Of The Refrigerator. Are They Still Safe To Use?

Clavamox drops must be stored in the refrigerator. If there has been any change in color or odor of the product it is recommended to discard it.

Can Clavamox Drops Be Frozen?

No. Clavamox drops are damaged by freezing.

What Are The Possible Side Effects With Clavamox?

As with any medicine, Clavamox may cause problems. Some pets may have an allergic reaction to this kind of medicine. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include swelling of the face, itchy skin, hives, vomiting, diarrhea or breathing problems. Allergic reactions may be serious and may happen very quickly. If you think your pet is having an allergic reaction to the medicine, call your veterinarian right away.

What Are The Indications For Clavamox?

In dogs: Skin and soft tissue infections such as wounds, abscesses, cellulitis, superficial/juvenile and deep pyoderma due to susceptible strains of the following organisms: β-lactamase-producing Staphylococcus aureus, non-β-lactamase-producing Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus spp., Streptococcus spp., Escherchia coli and periodontal infections due to susceptible strains of both aerobic and anaerobic bacteria.

In cats: Skin and soft tissue infections such as wounds, abscesses, cellulitis/dermatitis due to susceptible strains of the following organisms: β-lactamase-producing Staphylococcus aureus, non-β-lactamase-producing Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus spp., Streptococcus spp., Escherchia coli, Pasteurella spp. urinary tract infections (cystitis) due to susceptible strains of Escherchia coli.

What Adverse Events Can Occur With Clavamox?

Clavamox contains semisynthetic penicillin (amoxicillin) and has the potential for producing allergic reactions. If an allergic reaction occurs, administer epinephrine and/or steroids.

What Is The Dosage For Clavamox?

Dogs: The recommended dosage is 6.25 mg/lb of body weight twice a day by mouth.

Skin and soft tissue infections such as abscesses, cellulitis, wounds, superficial/juvenile pyoderma, and periodontal infections should be treated for 5–7 days or for 48 hours after all symptoms have subsided. If no response is seen after 5 days of treatment, therapy should be discontinued and the case reevaluated. Deep pyoderma may require treatment for 21 days; the maximum duration of treatment should not exceed 30 days.

Cats: The recommended dosage is 62.5 mg twice a day by mouth.

Skin and soft tissue infections such as abscesses and cellulitis/dermatitis should be treated for 5–7 days or for 48 hours after all symptoms have subsided, not to exceed 30 days. If no response is seen after 3 days of treatment, therapy should be discontinued and the case reevaluated.

Urinary tract infections may require treatment for 10–14 days or longer. The maximum duration of treatment should not exceed 30 days.

Are There Any Contraindications Doe Clavamox Use?

The use of this drug is contraindicated in animals with a history of allergic reaction to any of the penicillins or cephalosporins.

When Was Clavamox Launched In The Us?

Clavamox was launched in the US in 1984 by SmithKline Beecham (SKB) Animal Health. It became a PAH product in 1994 after SKB was sold to Pfizer.

What Is The Youngest Age That A Dog Or Cat Can have Clavamox?

There is no minimum age for the use of Clavamox on the product label. In Dr. Margaret Root-Kustritz’s reproductive/neonatology book (Clinical Canine and Feline Reproduction: Evidence-Based Answers), she provides a Clavamox dose of 12.5-25.0 mg/kg PO every 12 hours for kittens and 20-30 mg/kg PO every 8 hours for puppies.

Is Clavamox Affected By Stomach Acids? Is Clavamox Readily Distributed Into Tissues After Administration?

Clavamox is stable in the presence of gastric acid and not significantly influenced by gastric or intestinal contents. The two components are rapidly absorbed resulting in amoxicillin and clavulanic acid concentrations in serum, urine, and tissues similar to those produced when each is administered alone. Amoxicillin and clavulanic acid diffuse readily into most body tissues and fluid with the exception of brain and spinal fluid.

What Is The Half-Life Of Clavamox? How Is Clavamox Metabolized And Excreted?

Per Plumb’s Drug Formulary, the half-life in dogs is .39 hours with peak plasma levels occurring 1 hour after absorption. The drug is excreted unchanged in the urine. In dogs, 34-52% of a dose is excreted in the urine as unchanged drug and metabolites, 25-27% eliminated in the feces and 16-33% into the respired air.

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    Affordable with Chewy

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    I had to get the largest pills and purchase a large quantity because I have a large dog. My vet bill was so expensive because of all the tests. It was so helpful for Chewy to provide this medication at a significantly reduced rate. I consider their generosity as an act of kindness. My customer service experience has always been excellent and I have been ordering from them since 2014. Shipping is generally always fast as well. The only time I have experienced delays is during the pandemic due to high order volumes received and the fact that shipping services have been overwhelmed with a substantial increase. I hope Chewy always stays this great!!! Thank you Chewy for helping me take care of my I had to get the largest pills and purchase a large quantity because I have a large dog. My vet bill was so expensive because of all the tests. It was so helpful for Chewy to provide this medication at a significantly reduced rate. I consider their generosity as an act of kindness. My customer service experience has always been excellent and I have been ordering from them since 2014. Shipping is generally always fast as well. The only time I have experienced delays is during the pandemic due to high order volumes received and the fact that shipping services have been overwhelmed with a substantial increase. I hope Chewy always stays this great!!! Thank you Chewy for helping me take care of my fur babies. … more

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    Very disappointing ! 1 week for delivery! Over priced!

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    Don’t order medication from chewys!!!! Use local pharmacy, it took a over a week from order to delivery. and more expensive than local pharmacy. My dog just got sicker!! Thanks to chewy!! Very disappointing!!!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    He thinks they are treats

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    It has always been a pain to get my dog to take a pill. Whenever we got them from the vet we had to sandwich the pill in chicken. My pup eats these up like they are dog treats. He has no clue it’s medication ! I am so happy I bought these ! Makes life so much easier when you don’t have to force a pill down .

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for dogs, might work for your cat

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    For a dog these are great pills. For a cat, they are impossibly huge. They are about 1mm square (over 1/4"). Small for even a small dog. But how many cats will chew these up and swallow them? Or let you push it down their throat. Not mine! She won't even take the smallest pill, let alone one this size. My vet gave me these for my cat and I don't know what he was thinking. When I saw they were chewable, I ground them up in a mortar and pestle and mixed the powered pill in my cat's food. I tasted a bit of the pill and discovered no flavor, at least nothing I could detect. It certainly wasn't bitter. Fortunately she was eating well and I was able to get her to eat nearly all the dosage For a dog these are great pills. For a cat, they are impossibly huge. They are about 1mm square (over 1/4"). Small for even a small dog. But how many cats will chew these up and swallow them? Or let you push it down their throat. Not mine! She won't even take the smallest pill, let alone one this size. My vet gave me these for my cat and I don't know what he was thinking. When I saw they were chewable, I ground them up in a mortar and pestle and mixed the powered pill in my cat's food. I tasted a bit of the pill and discovered no flavor, at least nothing I could detect. It certainly wasn't bitter. Fortunately she was eating well and I was able to get her to eat nearly all the dosage. When my cat needed a second round of antibiotics, I opted for these chewable tablets, as I knew I could mix them in her food successfully. In the end these worked out the best for my super stubborn cat. … more

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    LOVING YOUR PET

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    I dont shop anywhere else for my pets. Product availability , lowest prices and very helpful people 24-7. You cant ask for anything else.

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    Sucrose and corn syrup

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    Made my diabetic cat's symptoms worse (increased thirst, urination). I called the manufacturer to find out if the chewable tablet included starch or sugar. Sure enough, sucrose and corn syrup are in the tablets. The manufacturer should put this on the label.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Good product

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    This has worked well for my dog. It was frustrating that after vet approval this needed medication took a week for delivery when Greenies arrived the day after ordering.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    First our experience for a pharmaceutical

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    I received the product I ordered, but there was a delay ,over a week , for Chewy to get permission from the vet to dispense the product.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Love that it's chewable

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    Love that she readily ate it and we didn't have to force it on her. Rx process easy with chewy.com!

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    Very fast delivery!

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    We have a Labrador and while she is basically over her pneumonia we wanted to have some of her meds on hand "just in case". Our Vet called in the prescription to Chewy and we had the pills the next day!! You can depend on Chewy!!

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