…if your dog has had any reactions to previous medications. Drug and Food Interactions: Possible interactions may occur with other NSAIDs (e.g., aspirin, etodolac (EtoGesic), deracoxib (Deramaxx), tepoxalin (Zubrin), firocoxib (Previcox), carprofen (Novox, Rimadyl)); steroids (e.g., prednisone,…Description
If your dog suffers from a degenerative or inflammatory joint condition such as arthritis, consider Metacam in order to relieve his/her pain which should help your canine companion to live a healthy, enjoyable life.
What is Metacam? Metacam is a type of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) medication that is commonly recommended by veterinarians in order to relieve pain, inflammation, and other symptoms associated with arthritis in dogs.
What are the benefits of Metacam? :
- Liquid suspension allows easy, convenient and accurate dosing for dogs of all sizes.
- Palatable taste dogs easily accept.
- May be used as long-term treatment for chronic arthritis in dogs.
Formulated for: dogs. There are no safety studies regarding the use of Metacam in dogs less than 6 months of age or in pregnant, breeding, or nursing dogs.
How is this medication given? Metacam is commonly prescribed to be given once a day but your veterinarian will determine the exact dosing regimen for your dog.
Metacam should be given by mouth (orally). Shake the liquid well before use. You can measure your dogs exact dose using the syringe provided by the manufacturer. You can give this medication on your dogs food or directly in your dogs mouth. Giving Metacam in the food is commonly recommended for more accurate dosing in small dogs.The goal is to use the lowest dose necessary in order to provide relief especially if Metacam in used long-term.
How does this medication work? Metacam is a type of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication (NSAID). NSAIDs inhibit the synthesis of certain body chemicals called prostaglandins. Prostaglandins are chemicals that are released throughout your pet's bloodstream that can result in pain. Inhibiting the production of prostaglandins can effectively reduce pain in your dog making him/her more comfortable.
What results can I expect? Metacam can help manage your dogs symptoms associated with his/her arthritis or other inflammatory condition including pain but is not a cure as there is no cure for arthritis. Symptoms can be relieved within hours to days but can vary from dog to dog. You should notice less pain and increased mobility. Symptoms may reoccur if Metacam is discontinued.
What Form(s) does Metacam come in? Metacam comes in liquid.
…medications (NSAIDs).Other medications that can cause problems when given with Onsior include ACE Inhibitors (ex. enalapril, benazepril), aspirin, digoxin, fluconazole, furosemide, and aminoglcysides. If your pet is taking any of these, check with your veterinarian before using Onsior.Description
Keep your pet comfortable during and after surgery or when he/she is suffering from orthopedic pain with Onsior. Onsior is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication(NSAID) that is effective and gentle enough to administer to cats. This medication is the only NSAID that is labeled for cats. It works by staying at the site of inflammation longer than it stays in the bloodstream which makes Onsior a safe and effective option for managing your pets pain and inflammation.
What is Onsior? This is an oral medication (given by mouth). Onsior also comes in an injectable form that can be administered by your veterinarian as necessary.This is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication(NSAID). It is used to relieve pain and inflammation associated with surgery. It is also used to treat orthopedic pain. In cats, it is labeled to be used short-term(no more than 3 days). It is a specific typed of NSAID called a COXIB. This type of medication targets the COX-2 enzyme that is specifically responsible for causing pain and inflammation. It is a safer option because it also spares the COX-1 enzyme which protects your pets gastrointestinal tract, kidney, and platelet functions. It is an oral medication that your veterinarian can prescribe for your pet as necessary.
Formulated for: Onsior should not be given to cats weighing less than 2.5 kg, dogs less than 3 months of age, or to cats less than 4 months of age.
How is this medication given? Follow your veterinarians precise instructions regarding the use of this medication. The manufacturer recommends dosing this medication at 1 mg/kg. The dose is generally calculated based on your cats body weight. In cats, one tablet should be given once a day at the same time every day for up to 3 days. Cats weighing between 2.5 and 6 kg should be given 1 tablet daily. Cats weighing between 6 and 12 kg need 2 tablets daily. Your veterinarian will determine that correct dose of Onsior for your cat. This medication can be given to your cat without food or with a small amount of food. Tablets should be given whole. Do not divide, break, or crush tablets.
How does this medication work? The active ingredient in Onsior is robenacoxib. This is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory(NSAID) medication that is COX-2 selective and COX-1 sparing. Onsior works by specifically targeting COX-2 enzymes in the body that are responsible for pain and inflammation. The COX-1 enzymes that are present in the gastrointestinal tract, kidneys, and that are responsible for platelet function are spared with this type of NSAID. This should decrease the side effects and risks associated with NSAIDs including gastrointestinal bleeding.Onsior is tissue selective so it has the ability to identify and target painful sites in the body that are inflamed. This medication moves rapidly through the bloodstream and stays longer at the points of inflammation that need relief from pain and swelling.
Precautions: Do not use in animals who have ulcers of the GI tract. Do not use Onsior in animals that are sensitive or allergic to robenacoxib. If your pet has ever had sensitivity to other NSAIDs, use this medication cautiously and weigh risks vs. benefits before using this medication on these patients.Use caution when using this medication in animals with impaired function of the heart, kidneys, or liver. If the patient is dehydrated or has low blood volume or blood pressure, this medication may also be risky. If this medication must be used in these patients, additional monitoring and fluid therapy may be necessary. The safety of this medication has not been established in pregnant or lactating dogs or cats. Safety studies have not been conducted in cats weighing less than 2.5 kg or in cats less than 4 months of age.
Storage: Tablets should be stored at room temperature away from children and pets. Onsior injectable should be refrigerated.
…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 increase the risk of gastrointestinal ulcers if they are given with…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.
…if used with anabolic steroids, beta-blockers, monoamine oxidase inhibitors, phenylbutazone, sulfinpyrasone, tetracycline, or salicylates like aspirin. A higher risk of high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) is possible if used with glucocorticoids, thyroid medications, dobutamine, epinephrine, estrogen/…Description
What is Humulin N insulin? a hormone used for the treatment of diabetes mellitus. It is a type of human insulin that often works well in treating diabetes mellitus in dogs too. It is a crystalline suspension with protamine and zinc. It is immediate-acting insulin which means that it is slower in onset and lasts longer (up to 24 hours).
Formulated for : humans but is commonly used to treat dogs with diabetes mellitus. It is sometimes used for cats too but this is less common.
How is this medication given? It is an injectable medication, generally given by subcutaneous injection (under the skin). Humulin N insulin is used to help control blood glucose levels in diabetic pets. The amount and frequency that your pet needs is individual and will be determined by your veterinarian. It is given once a day or twice a day based on your veterinarians recommendation. Just prior to use, mix the vial gently rolling it between the palms of your hands approximately 10 times. Humulin N must be used with a U-100 insulin syringe only. Use of an insulin syringe other than U-100 will result in incorrect dosing.
How does this medication work? Insulin is a hormone that is naturally produced by the pancreas. Humulin N mimics the insulin that is normally produced. Pets with diabetes mellitus do not produce enough insulin on their own to control their blood sugar (glucose). This results in hyperglycemia (high blood sugar). Humulin N controls hyperglycemia and helps relieve the symptoms of diabetes mellitus in dogs.
What results can I expect? Insulin is not a cure for diabetes. It will, however, help to bring your pets blood sugar to normal range. This will help manage your pets symptoms such as increased drinking (polydipsia) and increased urination (polyuria)
What Form(s) does Humulin N come in? a liquid, injectable medication available in 10 mL vials containing 100 units per mL.
Generic Name : NPH human insulin
Common Brand Name: Humulin-N (Lilly)
Dose and Administration : Humulin N is a human insulin. It is not FDA approved for use in veterinary medicine but it is a commonly accepted practice for veterinarians to use this medication in dogs and cats. It is very important to follow your veterinarians precise instructions regarding this medication. The dose of Humulin N insulin is determined by means of a blood glucose test and is individual for your pet. Do not give your pet an injection of this or any other medication unless you have been trained on how to do so by your veterinarian.
Doses can vary and will be determined by your veterinarian. Do not shake the insulin prior to use but roll it between the palms of your hands to mix everything up. If you miss a dose of Humulin N, contact your veterinarian for further instructions.
Only use prescribed U-100 syringes (sold separately) with Humulin N or the dose will be given incorrectly.
Insulin should be given with food to make sure your pets blood sugar does not fall too low. Your veterinarian will instruct you on the best diet and exercise plan for your pet.
Possible Side Effects: Side effects may include weakness, tiredness, shaking, seizures or coma which may be the result of your pets blood sugar falling too low(hypoglycemia). Some cats may appear immobile although this is rare.
Hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) has symptoms of increased thirst and urination, vomiting, and change in gait or weakness. If you notice these symptoms once your pets diabetes has been regulated, the dose may need to be adjusted.
Symptoms of a true allergic reaction include facial swelling, hives, scratching, sudden onset of diarrhea, vomiting, shock, seizures, or coma. If your pet demonstrates any unusual symptoms, contact your veterinarian immediately because immediate treatment may be necessary.