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Does my cat have an infection?

There are a number of ways cats can get infections. Cats are especially prone to infections if they sustain cuts or open wounds. Not surprisingly, cats that spend a lot of time outdoors and in the presence of other cats or animals are more likely to be subject to a scratch or bite that leads to infection. Scratches or bites can cause pus to collect under the skin, creating what is called an abscess.

Cats can also get infections from poor dental health. The plaque and tartar buildup on their teeth can cause infections that lead to periodontal disease. If left untreated, the bacteria from periodontal disease can spread throughout your cat’s entire body and damage major organs.

Below is an antibiotic Virbac has developed to treat cats with certain kinds of skin and dental infections. Your veterinarian can identify whether your cat is suffering from an infection and the best therapy for the conditions. As with any product you use on your pet, always listen to your veterinarian’s instructions and read the product label.

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CLINSOL<sup>®</sup> (clindamycin hydrochloride) Liquid

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CLINSOL<sup>®</sup> (clindamycin hydrochloride) Liquid

CLINSOL® (clindamycin hydrochloride) Liquid

Clindamycin antibiotic available in an easy-to-swallow liquid. Fights many of the common bacteria associated with skin, dental, and bone infections.

Contraindicated in animals with a history of hypersensitivity to clindamycin or lincomycin. Do not use in rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, horses, chinchillas or ruminating animals. Keep out of reach of children. Not for human use. Use with caution in patients with very severe kidney or liver disease and in animals receiving neuromuscular blocking agents such as succinylcholine. Safety in pregnant females or breeding males has not been established. Treatment of acute infections should not be continued for more than three or four days if no response to therapy is seen. Monitor bloodwork in animals on either high dose or prolonged therapy. Side effects occasionally observed include vomiting and diarrhea. For complete product information refer to the product insert.

Your Questions Our Answers

Does CLINSOL® (clindamycin hydrochloride) Liquid need to be refrigerated?

CLINSOL Liquid needs to be stored at controlled room temperature (68° to 77° F).

Where is the expiration date located on CLINSOL Liquid?

The expiration date can be found on the bottom of the box and on the label affixed to the bottle.

Is there flavoring in CLINSOL Liquid?

There is no flavoring in CLINSOL Liquid.


If you have questions about any of these products or specific concerns about your pet’s health, print out our Checkup Checklist and contact your veterinarian.