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Our 80 pound boxer is taking clavamox to clear skin infection.

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We believe our 25 pound...
Our 80 pound boxer is taking clavamox to clear skin infection. We believe our 25 pound puppy ate one of his pills this morning. She seems a bit lethargic---will she be ok?
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Welcome and thanks for asking your question. I am sorry the expert you requested is not available. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am happy to answer your question today.
Friend, a single dose of clavamox for an 80 lbs dog to a 25 dog will not be toxic; very likely not cause any symptoms. As far as symptoms usually limited to mild gastrointestinal symptoms like vomiting or diarrhea. I would keep an eye on her, if she develops vomiting or diarrhea this is what you can do:
1- Do not give things like Pepto Bismol or imodium.
2- No food or water for 8-12 hours, need to give her gastrointestinal tract time to rest. Then, offer small amount of water followed by a diet of rice (75%) and boiled boneless chicken or ground beef (25%) until the stool is back to normal then wean her back into her regular diet.
3- Supplement with a probiotic (fortiflora), these are friendly bacteria that help with regularity. You can buy this over the counter in any pet store.
4- If after doing the above you do not see improvement within 24 hours I would have her checked by your family veterinarian for a hands on examination
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