Amoxicillin Trihydrate And Clavulanate Potassium Tablets For Dogs

If a veterinarian has prescribed amoxicillin trihydrate and clavulanate potassium for your dog then it means your pet has developed a bacterial infection in its body that should be treated with an antibiotic drug. Basically, Amoxicillin trihydrate is an antibiotic drug, which is a beta-lactam anti-bacterial formulation and is a penicillin-type antibiotic.

Within the following article, I tried to answer all the questions that may be raised in your mind. Like, What is the side effects of using amoxicillin trihydrate and clavulanate potassium (clavulanic acid) for dogs? or What are the amoxicillin trihydrate and clavulanate potassium dosage for dogs? etc.


Why Amoxicillin Trihydrate and Clavulanic Acid is prescribed for dogs?

You may get this preparation by the brand name of "CLAVAMOX" at your local pharmacy. Clavamox is the Zoetis pharma product that contains amoxicillin trihydrate and clavulanate potassium. It is provided in pork liver-flavored tablets, oral suspension, and oral drops form for canines and felines. This preparation treats a variety of infectious diseases caused by gram-positive, gram-negative, and other types of bacteria.

Clavamox (amoxicillin and clavulanic acid) is the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved drug to treat bacterial infections in animals like canines and felines. It's available on a registered veterinarian prescription only

Amoxicillin trihydrate and clavulanic acid (clavulanate potassium) preparation is prescribed by the veterinarians to treat a variety of bacterial diseases included;

  • Periodontal disease
  • Soft-tissue infections
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Wounds
  • Abscesses in dogs
  • Cellulitis 
  • Kennel Cough in dogs
  • All types of skin diseases caused by bacteria (single=bacterium)
  • Eye infections
  • Ear infections
  • Nose Infections
  • Septicemia (blood poisoning) caused by bacteria
  • small intestines or large intestines infection
and other infectious problems that are not listed above.

Amoxicillin trihydrate and Clavulanate potassium DOSAGE for Dogs

This composition is available in four different strengths, 62.5mg, 125mg, 250mg, and 375mg respectively. Clavamox is the registered brand name for this preparation in the united states of America. So, below is the exact dosage plan by weight for amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium (antibiotic) to treat different types of diseases in dogs.

Dosage for Dogs by Weight

Weight                                                                   Dosage

05 lb                                                                        62.5 mg Half tablet (31.5mg) in a day
10 lb                                                                        62.5 mg once daily
15 lb                                                                        62.5 mg tablets 1 and a half (93.75mg) daily
20 lb                                                                       62.5 mg tablet twice daily or 125 mg once a day
25 lb                                                                       125 mg + 31.25 mg tablet once daily (156.25 mg 

So, above is the researched base recommended dose for amoxicillin trihydrate and clavulanate potassium (clavulanic acid) for dogs. If you want to know about the exact dosage by your dog weight then comment below and get an instant reply from me.

A veterinarian may suggest the best dosage plan for treating different kind of bacterial infections after diagnosing the infectious bacteria type and by observing the patient condition. We don't suggest or recommend any medication or dosage plan. This all is 100% authentic information just for your knowledge.
Always consult your veterinary doctor before giving any kind of medicine to your dog or cat. 

Amoxicillin trihydrate and Clavulanic Acid Side Effects in DOGS

Although, this is a very tolerable drug by the animals. But for some of them, it may cause some rare to serious adverse reactions. Especially for those dogs who already have other problems of kidney, heart, or stomach, etc. Clavamox or amoxicillin trihydrate and clavulanate potassium side effects in dogs include;

  • Upset stomach
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Skin rashes (redness on the skin)
  • Swelling of the jaw
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Behavioral changes
  • Lethargy
  • Loss of appetite
above are some common adverse reactions that may occur, if your dog's body is hypersensitive to any penicillin-type antibiotics. Immediately discontinue the drug and seek medical help, if your dog has any of the above side effects following the amoxicillin trihydrate and clavulanic acid (clavulanate potassium) treatment.


You must listen to your dog's veterinarian follow up instructions carefully. Especially, the dosage plan a Vet has set for your pet. This is because the amoxicillin trihydrate and clavulanate potassium overdosage may result in chronic health problems for your dog. 

Although, in the case of overdosage, instantly seek medical help for your pet.

Anyone, who has more questions related to this topic or someone who is still confused about using CLAVAMOX (Amoxicillin trihydrate and clavulanate potassium) in dogs. He/She must ask the questions in the comment box. You should also be aware of Why amoxicillin trihydrate used in combination with clavulanate potassium to treat bacterial infections in dogs?.  

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