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Saturday, July 4, 2020

Clavamox for Dogs DOSAGE by Weight | Antibiotics for Dogs

Today, in this article, I tried to answer a question, "What is the exact dosage of Clavamox for dogs by weight?. Clavamox 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-tissues infections, ear infections, nose infections, abscesses, pyoderma in dogs, periodontal disease, and other infectious diseases caused by bacteria.

Clavamox Dosage By Weight

Clavamox Dosage Plan For Pets

It's available in chewable tablets, oral suspension, and oral drops form. This is available in 62.5mg, 125mg, 250mg and 375mg potency. So, below is the recommended dose of Clavamox which you may use to treat a variety of bacterial infections in canines and felines.

Body Weight in LB (Pounds)                                    Dosage in Milligrams

10 LB                                                                         62.5 MG (once daily)
20 LB                                                                         62.5 MG (twice daily) or 125MG (once daily)
40 LB                                                                         250 MG (once daily) or 125MG (twice daily)
60 LB                                                                         375 MG (once daily) or 250 Mg in the morning                                                                                                        and 125 MG in the evening 
80 LB                                                                         250 MG (twice daily, 12 hourly)
100 LB                                                                       250 MG (morning) and 375 MG (evening)

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 the 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 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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