Cats are prone to developing bacterial infections, which can lead to a variety of health problems. Clavamox is an antibiotic that is commonly used to treat bacterial infections in cats and dogs. It is effective against a wide range of bacteria, such as urinary tract infections, skin infections, and even respiratory infections. It is typically given orally, either in the form of tablets or liquids.
It is important to give the medication for the full course of treatment, even if the cat seems to be feeling better. Stopping the medication too soon can allow the bacteria to continue to grow and cause the infection to recur. In some cases, it is noticed that cats on Clavamox have a loss of appetite.
Is Clavamox Always Safe for Cats?
The active ingredient in Clavamox, amoxicillin, is a penicillin-type antibiotic. Clavamox is FDA-approved for use in cats and is available in tablet and liquid suspension form. Clavamox is typically safe for use in cats, but some may be allergic to penicillin and can show reactions such as itching, facial swelling, and difficulty breathing. If your cat experiences any of these symptoms, contact your veterinarian immediately.
Why Is My Cat Not Eating Since Taking Clavamox?
If your cat is on Clavamox and not eating, it could be due to the side effects of the medication. The side effects are typically mild and go away on their own. The most common side effects are digestive upset such as vomiting, diarrhea, and appetite loss. If your cat completely stops eating, talk to your veterinarian because your cat may develop a secondary liver condition from prolonged inappetence and discuss whether Clavamox is the right medication for your cat.
Who To Talk To About Clavamox and Your Cat
If your cat is taking Clavamox and is either not getting better or is experiencing severe side effects, such as not eating, call your veterinarian and Pet Poison Helpline® at (855) 764-7661 right away. The experts can help determine if your cat is experiencing a side effect from the medication or if there is another underlying problem.