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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 amoxicillin 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 upset stomach 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 dog weights, 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 sinus infections 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 nasal discharge, 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.

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