General Information on Convenia
Convenia is a veterinarian medication whose generic name is cefovecin. This drug is a broad spectrum antibacterial agent, and it is approved for use in cats as well as dogs.
You can buy Convenia online or from a pet pharmacy for the treatment of bacterial skin infections in both cats and dogs. This medication is also suitable for treating urinary tract infections in dogs caused by Proteus mirabilis and Escherichia coli.
Before you give Convenia to your pet, it is recommended that you visit your veterinarian and discuss the safe use of this particular medication. Your veterinarian would then be able to determine the dosage required for the safe treatment of your cat or dog.
Side effects of Convenia
Convenia is generally well tolerated by pets and has not been found to cause serious side effects. However, the use of Convenia in dogs or cats younger than 4 months has not yet been tested. You must therefore think twice before administering Convenia to your dog or cat if it is less than 4 months old.
Convenia can cause serious side effects if it is exposed to humans, so keep it away from children. Seek immediate medical help if you or anyone you know has had an accidental exposure to this medication.
You may notice some mild and transient side effects in the area where Convenia is administered. These side effects include swelling and slight tenderness, but they usually subside on their own. Most pets do not show any adverse changes in their eating habits, weight, and physical condition due to the drug. However, you must inform your doctor if you witness any side effects or abnormalities in your pet’s physical condition or behavior after it is given Convenia.
Dosage of Convenia
You may buy Convenia in the form of a single vial suitable for multiple uses. The vial contains the drug in the form of Convenia 80mg/ml strength. Before Convenia is administered to your pet, you must inform the veterinarian if it is old, pregnant, lactating, or if it has a medical condition other than the infection in question.
Convenia is to be given as a subcutaneous shot. The recommended dosage is 8mg per kg, which adds up to 0.1ml of Convenia solution per kg of the weight of the pet. Only one dose is required since a single injection has the ability to treat your pet for 14 days. If required, a second injection of Convenia with the same recommended dosage can be given to the pet, which adds up to 28 treatment days. Each dosage would be administered at the veterinarian’s office by a qualified healthcare professional.
The safe use of Convenia has not yet been tested along with certain protein bound drugs. Examples of such drugs include cardiac medicines, NSAIDs, anticonvulsants, and behavioral medicines. Inform your vet about any other medications or products you are giving to your pet before you buy Convenia.