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What antibiotics can a cat take

There are two drugs that are commonly prescribed to treat ear infections in cats, although they are very expensive and may not be covered by your veterinary benefits. You will need to provide proof of veterinary expenses, and your veterinarian may require a prescription from your veterinarian.

The first drug is called amoxicillin and is a penicillin-class antibiotic. The second drug is called amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium and is a combination of amoxicillin and clavulanate.

Amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium (also called Amoxycillin/Clavulanic Acid or Augmentin)

Amoxicillin is a penicillin-class antibiotic. It has a broad spectrum of action. It is used to treat many infections and is also used to prevent infections caused by certain bacteria.

Amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium is a combination of amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium. It is used to treat many infections (including ear infections) and is also used to prevent infections caused by certain bacteria.

Amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium is very expensive, and many veterinary clinics do not have it on hand. If your veterinarian will not prescribe it, you may need to ask your veterinarian to order it from a compounding pharmacy.

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