Can Amoxicillin Be Given to Pets?
Amoxicillin is widely sold as Amoxil, Amoxi Tabs, Amoxi-Drop, Bimox, Moxatag, Novamoxin, and others. It is an aminopenicillin antibiotic, which is used to treat some kinds of bacterial infections. Typically, Amoxicillin is used in case of respiratory, urinary tract, and skin infections. In cats and dogs as well, the medication is used to treat certain bacterial infections. And at a specific dose, it can also be administered to ferrets, reptiles, and birds as off-label medication. Amoxicillin for pets is commonly administered orally in liquid suspension, capsule, tablet form. Pet parents can give the medication with or without food to the animal. However, if your pet vomits after having the medicine on an empty stomach and experiences nausea, it's better to give the medication with food the next time. The drug will often take effect quite fast within a couple of hours. While you may not notice any visible improvement, it will be noticeable after a few days of dosage.