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Clavamox for Dogs
What is clavamox for dogs?
If a dog contracts a bacterial infection it is likely that the dog may need antibiotics to help the dog overcome the sickness. Clavamox is normally prescribed to dogs in either a liquid or tablet form, in which both are given by mouth. In some cases you may have to take the dog to a veterinary to get Clavamox prescribed. Clavamox is actually two different medications that are mixed together to make one medicine. The two medicines that are mixed together are
and clavulanic acid; this may be important for one to know if their dog is allergic to either medications. The medicine amoxicillin is usually a common antibiotic to help fight infections; on the other hand Clavulanic acid can help breakdown enzymes. For more information pertaining clavamox for dogs you can read below where the thousands of Experts have answered many frequently asked questions.
What could cause a mini dachshund that is on clavamox and rimadyl to have weak, wobbly back legs, however the dog was taken off the medication and the symptoms have got worse?
In some cases dachshund dogs are likely to have some type of back problems. The most common back problem seen is dachshund dogs is invertebral disc disease. A dog that has this disease can either have vertebrae thickening, changing in the size of vertebrae’s, or damage to the spinal cord. In many cases this disease can be very serious; this disease can even have an end result of paralysis. If the vet took the dog off the medications then it may be possible that the medicines are not useful.
What can someone do if they accidently gave their dog clavamox and azilect (a Parkinson’s pill)?
There are a few things that can be done for a dog that has been accidently given these two medications. One thing that you may want to do is take the dog to the vet for a complete check up and monitoring. Azilect may make the dog very sick, with symptoms from mild to severe
or even central nervous damage. Now, if this dose was given in the last 30 minutes or so you may try making the dog vomit. The most common way for make a dog vomit is by orally giving the dog hydrogen peroxide. The usual dosage is about 5ml for every 5 pounds the
, most vets will recommend you to not give over 3 tablespoons at a time. Normally you can give this dose again in about 10 minutes if it was not successful the first time.
Is there any other medication that can be given to a dog with a sinus infection other than clavamox?
There are several different antibiotics on the market that can help with
ranging from mild to severe infections. One of the antibiotics that are normally a good choice is Enrofloxacin; this medication is usually prescribed to be given once a day. There is a test that is done on
, so that the vet knows which medicine may help the dog the best.
What can be done for a dog on clavamox that is constipated?
In some cases, individual may try giving their dog milk to help with the constipation; the basis for this is that many dogs are lactose intolerant which means that the milk may act as a laxative. Laxatives are commonly used to help pass a bowel movement. There also is an item called laxatone it is a hairball product; this product normally has petroleum in it which may allow the dog to have an easier time passing a bowel movement.
Clavamox is commonly used for dogs that have anywhere from a mild to severe bacterial infection. This medication can usually be given while the dog is on another medication; many owners do not know which types of medications that can be given to a dog while on other medications. If you still need more information on clavamox for dogs you can contact the thousands of Experts for their fast and reliable answers.
Recent Clavamox Questions
Our dog Milo was diagnosed yesterday with seasonal allergies.
Our dog Milo was diagnosed yesterday with seasonal allergies. He has had a number of hot spots appear in just the last week. Our Veterinarian gave him a cortisone shot and we have begun giving him Clavamox 125m tabs twice/day.
Milo is 19.5 lbs standard dachshund.
He is itching like mad and I regret I did not ask if we could dose him with benadryl. I only have children's liquid on hand and would like to know safe/effective dose and frequency. Can you advise?
Our dog, a 7yr old lab has a sore toe. By mistake I gave her
Our dog, a 7yr old lab has a sore toe. By mistake I gave her a medication, CLAVAMOX,
6 hours prematurely. Should I just allow more time before next pill? Another 12 hours?
For Dr. Salkin: Maybe I'll get my head on straight sometime
For Dr. Salkin:
Maybe I'll get my head on straight sometime tonight. That's what I get for rushing!
Hi Dr. Salkin,
So sorry. I should have realized it should be a new question. That's okay because I forgot one question which is below in the paragraph about the dose, which is: Can I stop the L-Thyroxine for a couple of days to see if that's the cause of the drinking and peeing?
Here I am again with questions about our old girl, Lizzie. Sorry this is a little long and I hope not too confusing. We have a few issues going on, As it turned out, her weight may have been partly caused by a low thyroid. On August 19, the vet put her on 0.3 mg. of L-Thyroxine twice a day. Shortly after, she started drinking a lot of water and peeing/wetting her bed, etc. The vet (not our regular one, but a sub) suspected the thyroid because of all the skin trouble she's had. I went through several tubes of Tritop ointment in a month, trying to calm down her skin sores/scabs. I think her last grooming got her skin riled up more than usual.
Last week I took her in for the skin issue and yet a different doctor put her on Clavamox. That seems to be helping the skin, but since she had a staph infection last spring, probably from having too many runs of Simplicef for the skin, i hate to have her on antibiotics. I read it will take a couple of months to know if the the skin issue is caused by the thyroid.
I took her back to our regular vet on Wednesday for a blood test to check the thyroid and the results will be back on Monday. I think the excessive drinking, etc. is caused by the thyroid med, but our vet doesn't think that's it, even though I've read that a too high dose can cause it. He had me bring in a urine specimen yesterday and he said it showed she's not concentrating her urine. Could that be because the thyroid med is making her drink too much and diluting it? I know it's probably age-related (she'll be 15 at the end of the year), but it all started at the same time as the thyroid med.
Also, because she's on the Royal Canin lowfat gastrointestinal food for her gall bladder mucoceles, he said he didn't want to put her on a kidney diet. He did, however, give me Renal Essentials Canine Chews. I see the ingredients include chic***** *****ver flavor, fish oil concentrate, mixed tocopherols, soy lecithin and vegetable oil. Do you think there woukd be enough fat in one chew per day to hurt her gall bladder?
By the way, her weight has gone down from 29 to 26 lbs. in the past six weeks or so, partly due to my decreasing her food, but she's lost 1.1 in the last week and another 1.4 in the previous two weeks before that. I'm assuming the thyroid med is helping with the weight because she is very energetic, especially in the morning, and her appetite has decreased, too. This morning and yesterday morning, she didn't want her food, but eventually ate it. That's not ever been her way. She's always been a food hound. After all, she is a food-loving Cocker Spaniel!
So, to clarify a bit, my questions are:
Could the thyroid med be causing the excessive drinking, etc. and it's not really a kidney problem?
Should I give her the renal supplement or will that hurt her gall bladder?
Does the dose sound right to you? To me, and I'm not a vet, but from what I've read, the water/urinating and decreased appetite may indicate too high a dose. I do love her new found energy, though. She's not hyperactive, just seems to have more energy for playing, walking, etc. I gave her the morning dose today, but I am considering stopping the L-Thyroxine for a couple of days to see if the drinking/peeing eases up. Would that do her any harm?
She is about due for her gall bladder checkup. Should I have them run thyroid and kidney tests, too? I don't want my vet to think I doubt him, but I am surprised he never checked her thyroid after all this time of having the skin trouble. He's always been a good vet, but I think he may be tired and needing to retire.
Okay, I'll let you digest this. By the way, she has been on Ursodiol for about a year and seems to be doing well with that. She also takes a liver support supplement because our vet said her number(s) was slightly low a few months ago. He will re-check that in a month, but ti had stayed the same at the last check in the spring.
Thank you for your help. I know this is confusing. I just want to do the right thing for her. She's a sweet girl.
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