…other antibiotics, flunixin, glyburide, methotrexate, probenecid, theophylline, warfarin, and phenytoin. Do not use within 2 hours of giving antacids, sucralfate, iron, aluminum, calcium, or dairy products since this can decrease the absorption of Zeniquin. People with hypersensitivities (allergies)…Description
What is Zeniquin? Zeniquin is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that is indicated for the treatment of susceptible infections. This medication fights infections of the skin, soft tissue, and urinary tract but it is also effective against bacteria in other parts of the body. It is given orally (by mouth) and is available with a prescription written by your veterinarian.
Formulated for: dogs and cats that are adults. Cats and dogs should be full-grown before taking Zeniquin. Large dogs and cats should be over 12 months of age in order to receive this medication safely. Small and medium dogs should be over 8 months of age and giant breed dogs should be over 18 months of age in order to ensure safe administration.
How does this medication work? Zeniquin is an example of a fluoroquinolone antibiotic. These antibiotics work to kill susceptible bacteria by inhibiting DNA replication.
What results can I expect? Signs of your pets infection should begin to dissipate and your pet should start to feel better. It is possible to see some improvement within two to three days but results and the length of time it takes for the infection to resolve will vary in each individual pet. It is important for your pet to finish all of the medication that your veterinarian prescribes even if your pet appears well. If the entire course of treatment is not completed, there is a higher chance that the infection will return or worsen. Consult your veterinarian if you do not notice an improvement in your pets symptoms after completing the prescribed course of this medication.
What Form(s) does Zeniquin come in? Zeniquin is a tablet that is given orally (by mouth). Your veterinarian will prescribe the size that is appropriate for your pet.
Generic Name: Marbofloxacin (Common Drug Name)
Common Brand Name: Zeniquin (Pfizer Animal Health)
Dose and Administration: Give Zeniquin tablets by mouth (orally) as directed by your veterinarian. Zeniquin is generally prescribed for once a day use but your veterinarian will determine the exact dose and dosing frequency that is right for your pet. If you do not understand how to give this medication or if have difficulty administering it, contact your veterinarian for further instructions. Make sure you use all of the medication that is prescribed even if your pet appears well. There is a higher tendency for the infection to recur or worsen if you do not complete the entire course of treatment. Provide plenty of fresh water for your pet to drink while taking this medication. Do not give this medication within two hours of giving dairy products. If you miss a dose, give it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the one you missed and go back to the regular schedule. Do not give two doses at once.
…handling this medication. Drug and Food Interactions: Discuss all medications and supplements your pet is taking prior to starting Viokase-V. Antacids, cimetidine, and other histamine H2 receptor antagonists may interact or decrease the effectiveness of pancreatic enzymes. Other interactions are…Description
Use Viokase-V powder to supplement your pet with the enzymes that are needed if he/she suffers from exocrine pancreatic insufficiency. This is a condition where a pets body is unable to produce enough pancreatic enzymes to digest food properly.
What is Viokase-V?This is a powder that helps supplement pets suffering from exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (maldigestion syndrome) with the pancreatic enzymes he/she needs to digest food correctly.
What are the benefits of Viokase-V?
- Easy to administer.
- Simple way to manage your pets exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI)
- Can also be used to treat acute and chronic pancreatitis.
Formulated for:dogs and cats.
How is this medication given?Always follow your veterinarian's instructions. Usually, the prescribed amount of powder is mixed with your pets food. It is recommended to add a little warm water when mixing Viokase-V with dry food. Allow food to stand for 15-20 minutes before feeding.
Your veterinarian may also recommend that you feed your pet several small meals daily.
If you are unsure of how to use Viokase-V properly, always contact your veterinarian.
How does this medication work?Viokase-V supplies pets with the pancreatic enzymes that are necessary to digest fat, protein, and sugars when they cannot produce the enzymes on their own.
What results can I expect? Improvement in your pets digestion should occur quickly. It can take some time for your pet's weight, stools, haircoat, etc. to return to normal though. Viokase-V is usually administered indefinitely for the rest of your pets life.
What form(s) does Viokase-V come in? powder.
Generic Name:Pancreatic Enzymes, pancrelipase (Common Drug Names)
Common Brand Name:Viokase-V
Dose and Administration:Your veterinarian will instruct you on how to use Viokase-V properly. The prescribed amount of powder is usually mixed with your pets food. Several small meals a day are usually recommended. Add a small amount of warm water if mixing Viokase-V with dry food. Allow food to sit for 15-20 minutes before serving.
This medication should only be given to the animal it has been prescribed for. Contact your veterinarian if you have any questions about how to use Viokase-V properly.
Uses:Viokase-V is used as a digestive aid for the treatment of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency in dogs, cats, and birds. It has also been used in the treatment of pancreatitis in dogs and cats and hairballs in cats.
Possible Side Effects: High doses may cause diarrhea, cramping, or vomiting. Mouth irritation may occur if Viokase-V is not mixed well with moistened food and allowed to stand. Some pets may experience a true allergic reaction to Viokase-V.
Contact your veterinarian immediately if your pet appears ill in any way while taking Viokase-V.
Drug and Food Interactions: Consult your veterinarian before using pancreatic enzymes with any other medications or supplements. Antacids, cimetidine, and other histamine H2 receptor antagonists may interact or decrease the effectiveness of pancreatic enzymes.
Precautions:Tell your veterinarian if your pet is allergic to pork. Also, talk to your veterinarian about what monitoring will be necessary once starting Viokase-V.
In humans, inhaling the powder may cause an asthma attack or irritation to the lungs. Viokase-V can also cause skin irritation. Wash immediately if you get any on your skin or your pet's skin. Always wash hands after handling this medication.
Storage:Keep Viokase-V at room temperature away from children and pets.
A prescription from your veterinarian is required to purchase Viokase-V.
…estrogens, erythromycin, mitotane, quinidine, sedatives, general anesthetics, pain medications, Pepto-Bismol, other antidiarrheal mixtures, and antacids. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) such as aspirin, carprofen (Rimadyl), deracoxib (Deramaxx), or etodolac (EtoGesic) can…Description
Temaril-P is:an antihistamine (trimeprazine)/corticosteroid (prednisolone) combination. This combination helps to relieve common inflammatory disorders such as kennel cough (tracheobronchitis), bronchitis/coughs of nonspecific origin (except coughs due to cardiac insufficiencies), parasitic/bacterial infections, eczema, and canine allergies.
What are the benefits? 1. Scored tablets can be split easily and make it easy to give correct dose; 2. Unique antihistamine/corticosteroid combination; 3. Acts as an antitussive (relieves coughing) and as an antipruritic (relieves itching).
What outcomes can be expected? Temaril-P will not cure the underlying problem. Antihistamine (Trimeprazine) and steroid (Prednisolone) work well to relieve coughing and itching occuring with tracheobronchitis (kennel cough), canine allergies, and other causes.
Who is it for: Dogs.
How does it work? Trimeprazine blocks histamine in the body. Prednisolone reduces inflammation of the skin and respiratory system.
Temaril-P is available as: an oral tablet.
Generic Name: Trimeprazine (5mg) with Prednisolone (2mg) . No generic products are available. Compounded products may be available.
Common Brand Name: Temaril-P (Pfizer Animal Health)
Dose and administration: A prescription from your veterinarian is required in order to purchase this medication. The dose is usually based on dogs weight but dose and duration of treatment will be determined by your veterinarian. Temaril P should always be reduced gradually before stopping. Taking with food to lessens stomach upset. Make sure dog has continuous access to water while using. If you forget to give a dose, give it as soon as your remember. If it is too close to the next dose, skip the one you missed and go back to the regular schedule. Do not double dose.
Uses: Temaril-P works to relieve inflammation. It targets inflammation of the respiratory tract and skin specifically. Coughing from allergic bronchitis, infections, or other causes, and itching/inflammation of the skin and ear due to allergies are all examples of problems that can be helped with this medication.
Storage: Temaril-P should be stored in a tight, childproof, light-resistant container at room temperature. Keep out of reach from children and pets.
Possible side effects: Side effects are usually dose dependent and may include sedation, exposed third eyelid, muscle tremors, weakness, blood disorders, and an increase in drinking, eating, and urinating. Your pet may have more "accidents" and need to relieve themselves more often. Less common side effects include increased appetite, weight gain, panting, diarrhea, vomiting, and behavior changes.
Muscle loss, weakness, and the development of diabetes or hyperadrenocorticism (Cushing's disease) may occur if this medication is used long-term. Longer term use of Temaril-P can also cause immune system suppression (especially at higher doses). Immune suppression can make a pet more susceptible to infection. Contact your veterinarian if your pet displays symptoms of infection.
If your pet is truly allergic to this medication, he/she can exhibit symptoms including facial swelling, hives, scratching, diarrhea, vomiting, shock, seizures, pale gums, cold limbs, or coma.
Other side effects are possible. If side effects occur or if your pet is acting unusual in any way while taking this medication, contact your veterinarian immediately for further instructions. He/she may decrease the dosage or frequency of administration or discontinue this medication and/or recommend further treatment if there are medication-related problems.