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Can dogs take Augmentin?

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According to the Heartland Veterinary Supply and Pharmacy, Augmentin is acceptable for use with dogs. This antibiotic is made from a combination of amoxicillin, a form of penicillin, and clavulanate potassium, which enhances amoxicillin.

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Heartland indicates that Augmentin is often prescribed for bacterial infections of the urinary tract, skin and soft tissues. Periodontal disease responds to the medication as well.

The Animal Care Center of Granite, Ill. identifies side effects associated with Augmentin. The drug often upsets the digestive system. Dogs sometimes vomit or stop eating. In large doses, Augmentin occasionally leads to neurological problems, such as lack of muscle coordination. A small number of dogs are hypersensitive or allergic to the medication.

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