…babies should be given milk replacer after they have received the colostrum (first milk immediately after birth). In addition to monitoring of thyroid hormone levels, laboratory tests to check liver and kidney function plus blood cell counts are typically run before starting treatment and then…Description
Help your cat suffering from hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid gland) with Methimazole. This medication helps control the condition which should help your cat to find relief from symptoms of thyroid disease so he/she can feel better.
What is Methimazole? A tablet that is given primarily to cats in order to control hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid gland). It is given orally (by mouth) as directed by your veterinarian. This medication is not a cure for the disease. It will, however, help to control the condition which should help minimize your cats symptoms.
Formulated for: dogs and cats but is used by veterinarians most commonly to treat hyperthyroidism in cats.
What results can I expect? Methimazole should help to decrease your hyperthyroid cats level of thyroid hormone. This should help to reduce your cats hyperthyroid symptoms including vomiting and weight loss. This should help your cat to feel better. It can take 1-4 weeks to see a decrease in the level of thyroid hormone produced by the body. This medication does not cure hyperthyroidism but it should help to control the condition and minimize symptoms. This medication usually needs to be given for your cat's lifetime in order to optimally control the disease.
What Form(s) does Methimazole come in? This medication comes in tablets that are given by mouth (orally).
Generic Name: Methimazole
Common Brand Name: Tapazole
Dose and Administration: This medication is given orally (by mouth). It is commonly given twice daily or every twelve hours although the exact dose and dosing frequency for your pet will be determined by your veterinarian. Always follow your veterinarians precise instructions regarding the use of Methimazole. If you do not understand the directions on the label, ask your veterinarian to explain them to you. The dose may be adjusted based on your pets response to treatment and based on thyroid monitoring. Once your pet starts Methimazole, he/she will likely need to remain on the medication for the rest of his/her life in order to control hyperthyroidism. The goal is to use the lowest amount of medication necessary to control the condition. Methimazole can be given with or without food. Allow free access to water while taking this medication. 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.
Uses: Methimazole is primarily used to control hyperthyroidism in cats which is a condition that causes the thyroid gland to produce a higher than normal amount of thyroid hormone. Methimazole helps to treat hyperthyroidism by decreasing the production of thyroid hormone which helps control the condition. Methimazole is less commonly used in dogs to protect the kidneys while receiving cisplatin which is an anti-cancer drug.
Possible Side Effects: Side effects usually occur during the first three months of treatment. They may include loss of appetite, vomiting, and lethargy lethargy. These typically occur within the first two weeks of treatment and may eventually stop even with continuation of treatment. Less common side effects are yellowing of the gums, skin, or eyes (jaundice) which may signify liver problems. Itching of the face, scratching, or increased bleeding tendencies may occur. Treatment with may also unmask hidden kidney disease. Myasthenia gravis, a neuromuscular disease that severely weakens muscles and may cause difficulty swallowing, may occur but is rare. Other side effects are also possible.
Help to manage your pets hypothyroid condition with Levothyroxine.
What is Levothyroxine? a tablet that is given by mouth to pets who have hypothyroidism. These animals are unable to produce proper amounts of thyroid hormone. This…
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Only Natural Pet Thyroid Wellness Canine Formula: * Helps regulate and balance overactive thyroid glands* Regulates metabolism and supports other gland functions* Moderates nervous tension and excitibility* Supports normal hormonal, enzyme and endocrine systems in cats* Includes natural ingredients…Description
With a premium blend of ingredients, Only Natural Pet Thyroid Wellness Canine Formula helps to maintain your dogs thyroid gland. As you probably already know, the thyroid gland keeps a close eye on your pets metabolism as well as the thyroids other brothers and sisters. Only Natural Pet Thyroid Wellness Canine Formula is an all-natural and effective way to manage your buddys thyroid activity and its effects on his/her body.
Hill's Prescription Diet y/d Feline Thyroid Health Canned Cat Food Features and Benefits: * Supports kidney health with controlled phosphorus and low sodium.* Helps maintain bladder health with controlled mineral levels.* Promotes heart health with essential nutrients like taurine and carnitine.*…Description
Safe, easy and effective, Hill's Prescription Diet y/d Feline Thyroid Health Canned Cat Food is clinically proven to restore your cats thyroid health within 3 weeks when fed as the sole source of nutrition. In addition, its carefully balanced levels of vitamins and minerals also support kidney, bladder, heart and skin health _ providing complete nutrition with delicious, meaty flavor in every bite.
* Clinically proves to improve cats thyroid health in 3 weeks* Complete and daily nutrition* Controlled levels of sodium and phosphorous for optimum kidney support* Taurine and carnitine promotes heart health* Skin and coat support with Omega fatty acids Calorie Content: 517 kcal/cupDescription
Hill's Prescription Diet y/d Feline Thyroid Health Dry Food has been clinically proven to restore your feline's thyroid health through its nutrition within 3 weeks. Not only is this dry kibble for cats an easy and effective way to restore the health of your pets thyroid, but it also promotes heart and skin health too. Hill's Prescription Diet y/d Feline Thyroid Health Dry Food uses optimum ingredients to enhance your cats quality of life and longevity.
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Thyro-L Powder is given when a horse is not producing enough thyroid hormone and to correct conditions associated with hypothyroidism. Thyro-L contains levothyroxine, which acts similar to the hormone thyroxine, which is produced naturally by the…
…glucocorticoids, thyroid medications, dobutamine, epinephrine, estrogen/ progesterone combinations, or diuretics. Hypoglycemic agents such as glipizide may help lower insulin requirements, as may chromium picolate. Caution should be used when starting treatment for thyroid disorders in a diabetic…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.
…blood tests may be necessary if your pet is taking Temaril-P for prolonged periods. Long-term corticosteroid use may cause abnormal liver enzyme, thyroid hormone, cholesterol, and potassium elevations in the blood. Tell your veterinarian if your pet has any allergies to medications, specifically to…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.
Chewable Levothyroxine Sodium Tablets Features and Benefits: * Sold per tablet* Chewable tablet makes it easier for dog owners to administer the daily dose to your dog* 100% palatability acceptance.Description
Chewable Levothyroxine Sodium Tablets are used for managing cases of canine hypothyroidism where thyroid replacement therapy is indicated. Chewable Levothyroxine Sodium Tablets provide thyroid replacement therapy in all conditions of inadequate production of thyroid hormones (hypothyroidism) in dogs.
A thyroid replacement therapy for dogs with hypothyroidism. The oral suspension makes it easy to administer.Once-a-day; highly palatable; liquid formulation; flexible dosing. Follow your veterinarian instructions.