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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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My name is ***** ***** Can i give my dog amoxicillin in

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Customer: my name is ***** ***** Can i give my dog amoxicillin in stead of clavamox he weighs 13 pounds and is 13 years old he get these sores in his mouth that really smell
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: I am from Canada and the dog was prescribed clavamox at one time but we had to visit a ver here and the charges were really high so I am wondering if I can just give him amoxicillin which I have
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

You can certainly see how amoxicillin dosed at 5 mg/lb twice daily affects your dog. Clavamox is amoxicillin + clavulanic acid which protects Clavamox from beta-lactamase producing bacteria. In essence, Clavamox is expected to treat more types of bacteria than straight amoxicillin.

Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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