Convenia For Cats

Convenia can be used to treat soft tissue and skin infections in cats, such as abscesses and wounds. Convenia is also used to treat certain bacteria-related urinary tract infections in cats.

What is Convenia for cats and dogs?

Cefovecin is an antibiotic that can be given under the skin via injection. It can be used on dogs and cats. Each Convenia pack contains two vials, one containing powder and one containing the diluent. To make a solution for injection, the powder is mixed with the diluent. Cefovecin, also known as Convenia(r), is a cephalosporin antibiotic that’s used most often for skin infections, periodontal diseases, and infections of the urinary tract. It can also be used to treat parvovirus and other bacterial infection as an outpatient. It is an injectable antibiotic that has a long acting and can be used in situations where oral medication is not possible.

Cefovecin, also known as INN, is an antibiotic belonging to the cephalosporin group. It’s approved for treating skin infections in dogs and cats. It is sold by Zoetis as Convenia. It’s used to treat skin conditions caused by Pasteurella multicida in cats and Staphylococcus intermedius, and Streptococcus mayis for dogs. Long-acting injectable antibiotics are more effective than daily administration. Doses cannot be missed which can allow resistant microbes to recover.

It should not be given to pregnant or nursing animals, or animals who have had a history allergic to penicillin and cephalosporin drugs.

What conditions or infections does CONVENIA treat and what are the side effects?

CONVENIA is a treatment for common bacterial skin conditions in dogs. This includes superficial pyoderma in dog, as well as abscesses or wounds in cats and dogs. These conditions can lead to itching, scratching and licking as well as biting.

What is the time frame before the treatment begins to work?

CONVENIA destroys the cell walls of the bacterium. Within 30 minutes, it is detected at the site where the infection occurred. It reaches sufficient concentration within four hours to kill bacteria.1,3 CONVENIA will continue to kill bacteria in infected tissues for 14 days.

Cats: Convenia can be used to treat skin infections in cats (wounds or abscesses) caused by Pasteurella multocida susceptible strains.

1. Available as


2. Use with



3. Strength

800 mg cefovecin/ 10 mL reconstituted product (or 80 mg/mL)

4. How are you supplied

Multi-use vial 10 mL

Convenia Is Too Convenient

Cefovecin is not the best antibiotic. However, there are two reasons. These are just a few of the thoughts that a vet might have.

* It is difficult to give tablets to this cat, I’m sure.

* I doubt the owner could give the medication in another way.

* I feel more confident using it that my treatment will not fail.

* Owners love it when I give my animal a shot

* Convenience is required by my boss

* They’ll leave if I don’t give it.

What has Convenia been used for?

Laboratory studies with various bacteria proved that cefovecin is effective against the bacteria listed in the package leaflet and product information. Convenia was tested in dogs suffering from skin and soft infections, as well as in dogs suffering from urinary tract infections. It was compared with cefalexin, an antibiotic made with cefovecin.

What makes CONVENIA different than other antibiotics for feline and canine skin infections?

CONVENIA is an exceptional product in this category due to two reasons. It can be injected and it fights infection for a long period of time. CONVENIA is equivalent to 14 days of oral antibiotics* (e.g. tablets or pills) in terms of effectiveness. CONVENIA can be injected once daily.

What conditions or infections does CONVENIA treat and what are the side effects?

CONVENIA is a treatment for common bacterial skin conditions in dogs. This includes superficial pyoderma in dog, as well as abscesses or wounds in cats and dogs. These conditions can be itchy, scratchy, licking, biting, or both.

Convenia is a confidence-boosting and convenience product for dogs with common bacterial skin conditions.

Ensures 100% compliance–Stress-free and schedule-free dosing One shot, less thought–In a pivotal study, 86% of dogs needed only a single injection to achieve resolution1,2 Strengthens the veterinarian-client bond–87% of dog owners said they would ask their veterinarian for Convenia to treat subsequent bacterial skin infections and recommend it to a friend or family member5

How can I store cefovecin

Cefovecin (liquid and powder) should be kept in the refrigerator between 2degC to 8degC (35degF or 46degF) and stored away from sunlight. Discard 56 days after reconstitution.

So what should we all do?

* There is a way out of this mess. These are some tips for cat owners:

If you believe you can administer oral medication, tell your vet immediately. You might not have the option to give oral medications if you are under time pressure.

* You can almost always do it, even if you think so. We know that common diseases such as hyperthyroidism or chronic kidney disease, which are both very common in cats, can be overcome by cat owners.

*If it seems impossible, please visit my page about giving cats tablets. As you can see, I emphasize the importance of getting a second person to help your cat, even a neighbor.

* If you are unable to come down at a specific time, many nurses will administer tablets or injections as a last resort.

* Antibiotics don’t have to be taken in tablets. Many antibiotics can also be taken in liquid form. This is usually easier. It is easy to give a daily injection once you are familiar with the process. Recently, a client aged 90 mastered the task.

Important Safety Information:

View full Prescribing Information. Avoid Convenia exposure for people who are known to be sensitive to penicillin and cephalosporins. Penicillins and cephalosporins are not recommended for cats or dogs. Both cats and dogs may experience side effects such as diarrhea, vomiting, anorexia, lethargy, and decreased appetite.

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