Clavamox antibiotic without a prescription

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Does anyone know where I can order or purchase Clavamox antibiotic for my cat WITHOUT a prescription?

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I tried to get clavamox for a stray that had an abcess on his head.All vets told me that I had to bring the cat in.He would have ripped me apart if I tried to get him in the car.It took weeks just to get him to let me get anywhere near him.I tried to catch him.I couldn't. I hope you have better luck then I did)I do understand that it is imperative to seek medical attention for all animals but some you just can't catch.

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You are going to have to get a RX for it. You can purchase penicillin at feed stores and use that.

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Does anyone know where I can order or purchase Clavamox antibiotic for my cat WITHOUT a prescription?
Clavamox is not magic, it does not work for every issue nor every animal. It is so, so important to not only match the antibiotic to the issue/pet, but also to monitor the effectiveness and any issues.

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Does anyone know where I can order or purchase Clavamox antibiotic for my cat WITHOUT a prescription?
Why would you want to do that?

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Go to a farm supply store and by penicillian. They have the long acting variety that you only need to give once every three days I would say about a 1/2cc. The downside is giving the cat a shot. I have a neutered tom that had an abcess on his jaw from a fight. The vet drained the fluid and squeezed a tube of neosporin type medicine in the abcess and squashed it around in there and squeezed that out and applied more in there and left it. I was then given clavamox for the seven days. That evening the abcess looked much better after she had cleaned and applied the antibiotic ointment.

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If your cat is sick, please take it to the vet. Don't play around with meds. Penicillin is hardly useful on people anymore because it's been overused. Antibiotics are not something to play with. If you get the wrong one and use it improperly you are just making disease resistant germs.
Take it from me. I am a person who is allergic to penicillin. Because people have overused antibiotics (like taking them for colds - which are viruses and not affected by antibiotics) there are now fewer useful medications that I can take if I actually need them.

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I agree with stray cat lady, there ought to be someplace we can buy common antibiotics to use for the strays. It gets very expensive when you're caring for the strays , and we can tell if the antibiotic isn't working right. I know Drs Foster and Smith sell antibiotics marked for fish, but I've never used them and I don't know if it is the same as we use for cats, you could ask them ,or trying doing a google search for a source for pet antibiotics. I've talked to several rescue people who have a supply of Amoxi and other antibiotics in case they need it for a rescued pet. It's terribly expensive having to go to the Vet every time for treating strays and donations don't come that much.
Http://furryfriendsrescue.bravehost.com/

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I agree. If we are working with ferals and strays it is not always possible to get them in for a vet visit at $35 an office fee plus the fact that my vet won't treat them. There should be a way for those of us who work with them, to have access to meds in an easier fashion. If anyone learns of anything, please pm me the details! I am always in need of meds here.
I know that revival.com has penicillin but it is to be given as a shot. Not always easy when you are dealing with ferals

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I totally disagree. I don't think the solution is to self-medicate and dose animals with whatever product you are able to obtain without a prescription.
I understand the issues with foster, rescues and good samaritans. But the only answer is not "give me what I want", the answer can be to develop a relationship with a vet (or vets) or animal control or shelter or established rescue even. Find a medical person who can assist and won't charge a fee, lots of vets around here help out, you just have to work around their schedules.
Even the rescues that stock medicines, mine included, don't just give them out without a vet. We keep them on hand because we buy in bulk to cut costs and want them ready if necessary at short notice.
Tonight I visited my new foster who is on fluids at the hospital. She reacted to an antibiotic in a way they had not seen. She was frothing bloody at the mouth, shivering and her temp dropped and then rose drastically. She is apparently allergic.
Instead of accepting that the only option is self-dosing, why not work toward some positive relationships with vets? I regularly hear "my vet won't", but mine did not either until we found ways to make it work for BOTH of us.

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Also, regarding self-medicating, some cats have a bad reaction to penicillin, and tetracycline. Each drug causes different symptoms, and the symptoms differ from cat to cat.
There is no way to predict how a cat will react.
I have to cast another vote for a trip to the vet.

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..and work out some arrangements, be creative.
I have seen rescues and good sams cleaning kennels at the vet in exchange for services, swapping other activities (bookkeeping, filing, etc..).

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This cat apparently isn't a stray, he's an owned cat and he has crystals in his urine. IMHO - not a good reason to give antibiotics. Clavamox should not be given unless a urine culture shows bacteria. Otherwise what is the point? That's like putting a bandaid on your finger when you stub your toe.
Better than meds..... low pH food, low magnesium food, feeding high quality wet food, IF nutritional supplement is desired, Cosequin helps to reduce irritation in the bladder.
Another thing.... has anyone stopped to consider that the strange rash of that weird thing going around that is causing spiking fevers and killing cats in different pockets of the country may just be a result of people Clavamox-ing whenever a cat so much as sneezes and then not following through on the 7 to 10 day course of treatment? As it is, experts fear bacteria more than viruses for the human race because antibiotics have been so abused that pretty soon the drug companies will not be able to develop one strong enough to kill the next major bug. It was not too long ago when pencillin would cure just about anything. Now you have a ton of people who are allergic and penicillin doesn't kill anything anymore.

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Self medicating yourself or you pets is never a good idea imo.
ANd I'm glad Cats has had luck convincing vets in her area to help out. However that has not been my experience here in poor farm country. These vets could care less and laugh when you call about a feral. Just drown them is what I hear a lot. What I do here with my guys is the best I can when living with cavemen. Glad your area is progressive but it is not that way here at all.I wouls still rather be able to hide a pill in some food than watch him suffer because he is too wary of traps and won't let me near him. It's not perfect but it's the best you got when your running an outdoor MASH unit with wild animals and no professionals who give a --darn--.

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I know that sandy is doing the best with what she has available in her area. She is just as hard working and creative as anyone else that has posted on this board.
This is not a contest. This is a board for obtaining information.
I feel like I am speaking to my preschool students!