…kidney disease, liver disease, diabetes, or heart disease should not take this medication. Pregnant and lactating animals should not take Prednisolone. Pets who are allergic to Prednisolone or similar medication should not be given this medication. Storage:Store at room temperature in a safe place.…Description
Help your pet to feel better when he/she suffers from inflammation, Addisons disease, or certain auto-immune disease with Prednisolone.
What is Prednisolone? It is an oral corticosteroid used to treat multiple inflammatory conditions (ex. skin allergies). It can also be used in the treatment of certain auto-immune conditions and adrenal insufficiency (Addisons disease).Sometimes, it is prescribed by veterinarians to palliate certain cancers.
What are the benefits of Prednisolone?
- Easy to administer as an oral tablet.
- Helps with inflammation and usually relieves inflammation quickly.
- Can help in chronic conditions such as adrenal insufficiency (Addisons disease) and certain auto-immune conditions.
Formulated for:cats and dogs.
How is this medication given?Your pets dose is determined based on his/her specific needs. Always follow your veterinarians precise instructions. Give with food and make sure your pet has plenty of water to drink.
Do not stop this medication suddenly. Your pets dose should be gradually reduced as supervised by your veterinarian.
How does this medication work?Prednisolone is a corticosteroid medication. It works by suppressing the inflammatory response and immune system when used as directed by your veterinarian.
What results can I expect? Inflammatory conditions including allergies often improve within several days. Other chronic conditions such as autoimmune diseases and Addisons disease may take longer to improve. Always contact your veterinarian for further guidance if your pets symptoms do not improve after a reasonable period of time.
What form(s) does Prednisolone come in? Prednisolone is available as an oral tablet.
Generic Name:Prednisolone (Common Drug Name)
…to this medication. Call your veterinarian right away if your pet becomes sick while taking this medication, contact your veterinarian right away. Precautions: Pets who have a known allergy to this medication or similar medications should not take it. If your pet suffers from hypothyroidism, heart…Description
If your pet has allergies, Hydroxyzine Pamoate may be able to help when used as prescribed by your veterinarian.
What is Hydroxyzine Pamoate?This is a prescription medication that is usually used to treat itchiness due to allergies and atopy. It can also be used as a sedative.
What are the benefits of Hydroxyzine?
- Helps to stop itching.
- Less side effects than corticosteroids.
- Can act as a sedative if necessary.
Formulated for:dogs, cats, horses, and other small animals as prescribed.
How is this medication given?This medication is given by mouth. Follow the precise directions that your veterinarian gives to you. Your veterinarian will determine the exact dose, frequency, and duration of medication.
If you have any questions regarding the use of Hydroxyzine Pamoate, contact your veterinarian.
How does this medication work?This is a histamine blocking medication. Histamine levels are increased when allergic symptoms are heightened. Blocking histamine should decrease the levels of histamine and relieve allergic symptoms.
What results can I expect? This medication should start to work within several hours of a dose but it can take at least a week or two to see the maximal benefits and to see a decrease in your pets allergic symptoms.
What form(s) does Hydroxyzine Pamoate come in? This is a capsule that is given by mouth.
Generic Name:Hydroxyzine Pamoate (Common Drug Name)
Common Brand Name:Vistaril
Dose and Administration: Give capsules by mouth (orally) as prescibed. Exact directions of how to use Hydroxyzine Pamoate will be determined by your veterinarian.
If you miss a dose, give it as soon as you remember but skip the missed dose if it is time for the next dose. Always contact your veterinarian if you are unsure of how to use this medication correctly.
Uses:This medication is primarily used to manage itchiness associated with allergies but can be used as a sedative when indicated and prescribed by your veterinarian.
Possible Side Effects: Sedation can occur in some animals. Some dogs may experience excitement, tremors, or seizures. Some cats my experience increased thirst and other behavior changes. Other side effects may occur.
Some pets may be truly allergic to this medication and may experience an allergic reaction. If your pet seems ill in any way while taking this medication, contact your veterinarian right away.
Drug and Food Interactions: Some central nervous symptom (CNS) depressants (ex. atropine, barbituates, anesthesia) may interact with this medication. Other interactions are possible so always tell your veterinarian about other medications or supplements your pet is taking prior to starting Hydroxyzine Pamoate.
Precautions:Do not use Hydroxyzine Pamoate in pets who are allergic to this medication or similar medications. Caution should be used in animals with hypothyroidism, heart disease, heart failure, urinary obstruction, or pyloric obstruction.
Use with caution in pregnant and lactating females and only use when the benefits outweigh the risks. This medication may also cause sedation in working dogs so caution should be used.
Hydroxyzine is a classified drug in horses so discuss this with your veterinarian and event officials. It cannot be used in horses intended for food.
This medication will need to be discontinued 7 days prior to allergy testing or as directed.
Always follow your veterinarians directions regarding the use of Hydroxyzine Pamoate.
Storage:Store at room temperature away from children and pets.
A prescription from your veterinarian is required to purchase Hydroxyzine Pamoate.
…ACE inhibitors (certain heart medications such as enalapril), and Phenobarbital. Metacam should not be used use in animals that are hypersensitive (allergic) to meloxicam (Metacam). Always tell your veterinarian if your dog is taking any other medications or supplements before starting…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.
…may change. Changes in potassium levels are also possible when using insulin along with heart medications and/or diuretics. If you have any questions regarding the use of insulin with other medications in your pet, consult your veterinarian. Precautions : It will take time and multiple laboratory…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.
Atenolol is safe to use in animals with bronchospastic disease. It may be effective in systemic hypertension and in treating cats with hypertrophic cardiomyophathy.
Hydralazine is a human medication and is used to decrease blood pressure. For pets it is used to widen blood vesseals to decrease blood pressure and also used for heart failure.
The information provided is for educational purposes only. Use…
Digoxin can be a helpful treatment in pets who suffer from certain types of heart disease.
What is Digoxin?Digoxin is an oral medication that is prescribed by your veterinarian in order to treat certain heart diseases including…
Spironolactone Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic tablet, which means it helps the body get rid of excess fluid. It is used to treat congestive heart failure in dogs and cats. It is a water pill that is also used to treat fluid in the abdomen.
…symptoms of congestive heart failure due to atrioventricular valvular insufficiency or dilated cardiomyopathy. Can help to increase quantity of life. Scored tablets are easy to split if necessary. Dilates veins and arteries while directly increasing cardiac output allowing the heart to pump easier.…Description
Vetmedin will help your dog with congestive heart failure to feel better and improve his and her quality and quantity of life. What is Vetmedin? Vetmedin is a veterinary inodilator that works to dilate veins and arteries and increase cardiac output in order to decrease the workload of the dogs failing heart Formulated for: Dogs. Safety studies have not been performed in dogs that are under 6 months. How is this medication given? It is usually recommended to give Vetmedin by mouth twice daily or every twelve hours. However, you should always follow your veterinarians exact instructions. Try to give this medication one hour before meals if possible. How does this medication work? Vetmedin is an inodilator that works in two ways. It dilates veins and arteries which decrease the work that the heart needs to do in order to pump blood. This medication also directly increases cardiac output which further helps the heart to do its job. What results can I expect? Vetmedin can help relieve the symptoms associated with certain types of heart failure. It may take a few weeks to see outward improvement in your dog. This medication will not sure heart disease but will help to increase your dogs comfort and length of life in some cases. What Form(s) does Vetmedin come in? This medication is a tablet that is flavored and chewable. Uses: Vetmedin is used to treat dogs (older than 6 months) with mild, moderate, or severe congestive heart failure due to atrioventricular valvular insufficiency or dilated cardiomyopathy. Generic Name: Pimobendan (drug name) Common brand name: Vetmedin (Boehringer Ingelheim) Dose and Administration: Vetmedin is typically used twice daily or every twelve hours but your veterinarian will determine the exact dosage for your dog. Do not stop the medication or decrease the dose unless instructed to do so by your veterinarian. Vetmedin can be broken in half if necessary. Drug and Food Interactions: Always tell your veterinarian if your dog is taking any other medications, including vitamins and supplements before starting Vetmedin. Drug interactions may occur with verapamil, propranolol, theophylline, and pentoxifylline. This medication should not be decreased or discontinued unless instructed by your veterinarian.
Diltiazem primary use is for treatment (and sometimes prevention) of cardiac arrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter and supraventricular tachycardia.
It is also used in management of some cats with the heart muscle disease…
If your pet suffers from heart disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), and/or kidney disease, Benazepril can help relieve your pets symptoms so he/she can feel better.
What is Benazepril?Benazepril is a generic alternative to…
…tract and possibly cause fatal diarrhea. Clavamox should be used with caution in very small animals that may be dehydrated or have kidney or heart disorders. Storage: Clavamox tablets can be stored at room temperature in a tight, light-resistant, childproof container. Once the oral suspension…Description
Get your pet treatment for his/her infection with Clavamox. Many veterinarians prescribe Clavamox because it is generally safe and effective.
What is Clavamox? Clavamox is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that is effective in the treatment of infections of the skin, respiratory tract, and urinary tract. Clavamox can also treat in infected wounds and abscesses.
Formulated for: Cats and dogs can generally take Clavamox safely.
How is this medication given? Clavamox can be given by mouth (orally). Follow your veterinarians instructions precisely although twice daily dosing is common with Clavamox. Only give this medication to the pet for which it has been prescribed. Your pet may start to feel better before a course of medication has been completed. Always use all of the pills that were prescribed in order to prevent reoccurrence of infection or antibiotic resistance.
How does this medication work? Clavamox is a combination antibiotic that contains amoxicillin and clavulanic acid. These medications working together expand the spectrum of bacteria Clavamox is effective in fighting.
What results can I expect? Your pets infection should start to improve once the antibiotic starts working. His/her symptoms should resolve and you should see your pet return to normal. You can notice improvement before the entire course of antibiotic is completed but you should always make sure your pet completes the entire course to make sure the infection does not return and to reduce the risk of antibiotic resistance.
What Form(s) does Clavamox come in? Clavamox can be given as a tablet available in 3 different strengths or as an oral suspension.
Generic Name: Amoxicillin-potassium clavulanate (Common Drug Name)
Common Brand Name: Clavamox (Pfizer Animal Health)
Dose and Administration: Generally, Clavamox is given twice daily. The exact dose and duration of treatment will be determined by your veterinarian so follow his/her instructions. The duration of administration depends on the condition being treated, response to the medication and the development of any adverse effects. Always complete the prescription unless specifically directed by your veterinarian. Even if your pet feels better, the entire treatment plan should be completed to prevent relapse or prevent the development of resistance. If you miss a dose, give it as soon as you remember. If it is time for the next dose, skip the one you missed. Do not double dose.
Uses: Clavamox is used to treat susceptible bacteria that cause infections in regions of the body including the skin, respiratory tract, bone, and mouth. Clavamox can also be effective in treating infected wounds. Clavamox is not a treatment for viral or parasitic infections.
Possible Side Effects: Clavamox is generally safe. The most common side effects are gastrointestinal in nature and include vomiting, diarrhea, and lack of appetite. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include shortness of breath, hives, swelling of the lips, tongue, or face, rash, or collapse. Other less serious side effect such as a yeast or fungal infection may be more likely to occur. Contact your veterinarian immediately if any unusual symptoms develop while your pet is taking Clavamox.
Drug and Food Interactions: Tell your veterinarian about any vitamins, supplements, or medications your pet is taking before starting Clavamox. Interactions may occur with bacteriostatic drugs such as erythromycin or tetracyclines.
…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 Temaril-P. Insulin requirements may also increase in diabetic animals taking this medication. A…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.