Dog Skin Infection Treatment with Noroclav

Noroclav is an antibiotic that's used to treat dogs suffering from various ailments. Since it's a broad spectrum antibiotic, it effectively kills both gram positive and gram negative bacteria. The medication is available in tablet form and contains a combination of amoxicillin and clavulanic acid.

While amoxicillin directly attacks gram positive and gram negative bacteria, clavulanic acid works to kill enzymes that are produced by these bacteria. Since these enzymes prevent amoxicillin from destroying bacterial infections, clavulanic acid has to be administered to the dog so that susceptible bacteria are completely destroyed.

Uses of Noroclav

Noroclav is used to treat urinary tract infections, pyodermas, skin infections, soft tissue infections and periodontal diseases. Because amoxicillin is a broad spectrum antibiotic, the medication can also be used to treat gastrointestinal tract and respiratory tract infections.

Noroclav is a prescription drug and should only be administered according to vet instructions. While some pets respond favorably to this drug, others may show signs of allergic reactions. You should carefully monitor your pet if he is being given this medication.

Dosage and Administration

The medication should be administered orally. It can be crushed and mixed with the pet's food, and should be given twice a day. The general dosage for dogs is 12.5 mg of the tablet per kilogram of body weight. Dogs that weigh 20 kilograms are generally given ½ a tablet twice a day, while those that weigh 40 kilograms require 1 tablet, two times a day.

If your pet weighs nearly 60 kilograms, he should be given 1½ tablets twice daily, and if he weighs around 80 kilograms you will have to administer 2 tablets, twice a day. Since these are only general dosage instructions, you need to find out what dosage is ideal for your pet's weight and overall health condition.

Duration of Treatment

Most pets will show some signs of recovery after they have been administered the drug for one week. If your dog doesn't recover completely after the course has been administered, the vet will prolong treatment. Although Noroclav isn't as toxic as other drugs, it should be given with caution.

The medication is also considered safe for dogs that are pregnant or lactating. However, every pet responds differently to medication and it's best to watch for any signs of adverse reactions during treatment.


  • If you're sensitive to products that contain amoxicillin or penicillin, make sure you avoid exposing yourself to this drug. You must ensure that you wash your hands after you administer the drug to your pet.
  • Your dog may develop an allergic reaction to the drug. If this occurs, seek prompt medical care.
  • Watch your dog for signs of facial swelling, difficulty breathing or hives and call for emergency medical help if this happens.
  • Keep medications out of reach of both pets and children. This will prevent accidental ingestion and toxicity.

If your dog frequently develops bacterial infections, you need to make sure that you keep him in a clean environment and give him nutrient supplements that boost his immune system. However, make sure you discuss the benefits of administering nutrient supplements with the vet before you purchase any over the counter supplements or herbal remedies.