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Saturday, July 4, 2020

Clavamox DOSAGE By Weight For Dogs - Suggested Dose By Vets

Today, in this article, I tried to answer a question, "What is the exact dosage of Clavamox for dogs by weight?. It contains CO-AMOXICLAV or Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid (potassium clavulanate). 

This antibiotic drug helps to treat a variety of gram-positive as well as gram-negative bacteria (bacterial infections) in canines and felines. It's FDA (Food and Drugs Administration) approved drug to treat urinary tract infections, all kinds of soft-tissue infections, ear infections, nose infections, abscesses, pyoderma in dogs, periodontal disease, and other infectious diseases caused by bacteria.


Clavamox Dosage Plan For Pets

It's available in chewable tablets, oral suspension, and oral drops form. These chewable tablets are available in four strengths, 62.5mg, 125mg, 250mg, and 375mg, respectively. Below is the recommended dose of Amoxicillin trihydrate and Clavunalate potassium for canines;

Body Weight in Pounds Dosage in Mg
10 62.5mg O.D (once daily)
20 62.5mg twice daily or 125mg once a daily
30 62.5mg in the morning and 125mg in the evening time (total:187.5mg daily)
40 125mg twice daily or 250mg once a day
50 312.5mg in three divided doses (i.e. 125mg in the morning, 62.5mg in the afternoon time and 125mg in the evening time)
60 375mg chewable tablet once daily

This is the product of Zoestis pharmaceuticals company, which is the subsidiary of Pfizer pharmaceuticals private limited. Zoetis is famous for its work in animal medicines. It provides the world's best broad-spectrum antibiotics to treat chronic infections of pets.

Always use antibiotics drugs by the recommendation of a registered Veterinarian. Unnecessary usage of antibiotics may cause antibiotic resistance that could be harmful.

Clavamox dosage for Viral Infections

It's an antibiotic drug, which treats just bacterial infections. It does not use for the treatment of infectious diseases caused by parasites, molds, and viruses. Antibiotics do not kill viruses. It may be used to treat secondary infections caused by viruses, molds, or parasites where the bacteria affects the body.

For example, in the case of parvovirus, the virus affects the stomach, small intestines, as well as large intestines of the dog badly. It may cause severe abdominal pain, vomiting, nausea, diarrhea in dogs. A virus may easily wreak havoc on the soft tissues of the stomach, small intestines, or large intestines where the bacteria may cause a secondary infection.

So, antibiotics may be used to treat secondary infections caused by viruses, molds, and parasites. But they have no effects on viruses directly. 

The same dosage plan would be executed if there is any secondary infection caused by the viruses in the dog's body.

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