[New Product] Clavamox Chewable Tablets
Skin infections in dogs and cats are frequent causes of pain and discomfort. Wounds, abscesses, and lesions should always be evaluated and treated by your veterinarian before a serious infection takes hold. Clavamox Chewable Tablets are often prescribed by veterinarians as a safe, easy-to-administer antibiotic medication that is effective against bacteria that cause skin infections in pets.
Why do dogs and cats get skin infections?
Countless bacteria live on your pet’s skin naturally. When a dog’s or cat’s immune system is strong and functioning properly, these pathogens are kept in check. Even if your pet experiences a skin wound from scratching an itch, for example, a healthy immune system will prevent an overgrowth of harmful bacteria that could result in an infection. If your pet’s immune system is compromised, a break in the skin is like an open door for bacteria to enter your pet’s body and congregate, resulting in red, itchy, and pus-filled lesions. Left untreated, skin infections in dogs and cats can develop into pyoderma or even systemic infections that can lead to serious health threats.
Causes of skin infections in dogs and cats include:
- Insect bites
- Wounds from accidents or fights with other animals
- Flea allergy dermatitis
- Allergic reactions to food or topical/inhaled allergens
- Autoimmune diseases (Pemphigus complex, Systemic lupus erythematosus, etc.)
- Suppressed immunity caused by underlying disease or medications
What are the symptoms of a pet skin infection?
Signs of a skin infection in your cat or dog may include:
- Excessive warmth of the area
- Scaling of the skin
- Hair loss
- Open and/or oozing sores
- Pustules (blisters filled with pus)
- Strong or foul smell
Diagnosis and treatment of skin infections in pets
If you suspect your cat or dog may have a skin infection, consult your veterinarian for diagnosis and treatment. The proper medication for your pet can only be prescribed following identification of the specific strain of bacteria causing the infection. Your veterinarian will likely evaluate your pet with a complete physical exam, as well as diagnostic lab tests such as blood tests, urinalysis, and a skin scraping test.
When the cause of your pet’s skin infection is diagnosed, your veterinarian may prescribe antibiotics or antifungal medication depending upon the pathogen detected. It is important not to take antibiotic treatment into your own hands. Using the wrong antibiotic may kill off bacteria that is beneficial to your pet, rather than the root cause of the infection. This could cause a significant deterioration in your pet’s health. Do not give antibiotics that were prescribed for humans to cats or dogs, as this can be life threatening.
How can I prevent skin infections in my pet?
Keeping your pet’s immune system strong, as well as taking good care of his or her skin and coat will help prevent a minor cut or scrape from developing a skin infection.
Give your pet a daily multivitamin, as well as a good skin and coat supplement containing Omega 3 fatty acids. The healthier your pet’s skin is, the less vulnerable it will be to a bacterial imbalance that could result in skin infection.
Bathing your pet regularly with a moisturizing pet shampoo will help keep skin itching to a minimum.
Also, be sure you keep your pet protected against fleas and ticks, as these pests are a major source of itching, scratching, skin irritation and diseases in cats and dogs.
Clavamox Chewable Tablets conquer pet skin infections
Clavamox Chewable Tablets are used to treat skin and soft tissue infections in dogs and cats. The palatable, chewable tablet is easy to give your pet and each is scored for easy splitting so you give the correct dose every time.
Clavamox Chewable Tablets are prescribed by veterinarians to treat a wide array of bacterial skin infections including abscesses, wound infections, cellulitis, and pyoderma. They are sold per tablet, so you only buy what your pet needs. This helps keep costs down and ensures freshness of your pet’s medication.
Available in four strengths, Clavamox Chewable Tablets contain amoxicillin and clavulanic acid. This broad-spectrum antibiotic effectively treats a number of different bacterial infections in cats and dogs and is available by prescription only. Ask your veterinarian if Clavamox Chewable Tablets are right for your pet.