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.
What is the right Clavamox Dosage for Dogs
The dosage of Clavamox for dogs is typically based on the weight of the dog. The usual dosage is 6.25 to 12.5 mg per pound (13.75 to 25 mg/kg) of body weight, given twice daily. This means that a dog weighing 50 pounds (22.7 kg) would receive a dose of 312.5 to 625 mg of Clavamox twice daily.
It is important to follow your veterinarian’s instructions for administering Clavamox to your dog. The dose and frequency of treatment will depend on the specific infection being treated and the severity of the infection. Your veterinarian will determine the appropriate dosage for your dog based on their weight, age, and overall health. It is also important to finish the entire course of treatment as prescribed, even if your dog’s symptoms improve. Stopping treatment early can allow bacteria to remain in the body and potentially cause the infection to return.
It is also important to note that Clavamox should not be given to dogs who are allergic to penicillin or other beta-lactam antibiotics. If your dog has a history of allergies or has had a reaction to penicillin or other medications in the past, it is important to let your veterinarian know.
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.