medication

Should My Dog Get A Flu Shot For Canine Influenza?

With fall here again, so too is the dreaded “flu season.” If you’re a pet parent, an important question you might ask yourself is, “Does my dog need the flu shot?” The quick answer is maybe; it depends on your dog’s lifestyle and risk of exposure.

by Jean Andrei
September 17th

Neosporin For Dogs: Uses, Dosage, & Side Effects

Neosporin for dogs, like humans, can be used to prevent minor infections and offer some pain relief for non-emergency cuts, burns, or scrapes. Neosporin is a brand name of the topical treatment Neomycin-Bacitracin-Polymyxin. Here’s what you should know.

by Maggie Clancy
August 17th

Melatonin For Dogs: Uses, Dosage, & Side Effects

Melatonin for dogs is a sedative hormonal supplement that is used to treat many kinds of anxiety, hyperactivity, restlessness, and other conditions. It is generally considered to be safe for dogs with a vet’s recommendation. Here’s what you should know.

by Mike Clark
July 1st

Benadryl For Dogs: Dosage, Uses, & Side Effects

Benadryl can treat dogs who suffer from allergies if proper dosage guidelines are followed. Some pet parents also give it to their dogs as a sedative and to reduce noise anxiety from fireworks or thunderstorms. Here’s what you should know.

by Mike Clark
June 30th

Tramadol For Dogs: Uses, Dosage, & Side Effects

Tramadol for dogs is an opioid painkiller drug used to treat pets who’ve gone through surgery, suffer from osteoarthritis, or have pain symptoms from other conditions. It’s one of the few painkillers that’s prescribed to both humans and dogs for treatment. Here’s what you should know.

by Mike Clark
June 10th

Kaopectate For Dogs: Uses, Dosage, & Side Effects

Kaopectate, also known as kaolin/pectin, is a drug that can be used to treat mild diarrhea in dogs. It’s available over the counter without a prescription, but you must always consult your veterinarian before providing any kind of drug to your dog. Here’s what you should know.

by Mike Clark
January 20th

Claritin For Dogs: Uses, Dosage, & Side Effects

Claritin is an antihistamine medicine that dogs can take under veterinary supervision to treat issues including a range of allergic reactions, such as those that appear due to insect stings and bites. It’s a brand name for the generic medicine loratadine.

by Phillip Mlynar
November 24th, 2020

Metoclopramide For Dogs: Uses, Dosage, & Side Effects

Metoclopramide is a drug used to treat nausea, vomiting, and acid reflux in dogs by helping food pass quickly through the upper digestive tract. It causes the muscles of the digestive tract to contract more frequently and pass food and bile that has built up in the stomach.

by Mike Clark
November 17th, 2020

Imodium For Dogs: Uses, Dosage, & Side Effects

Imodium is a medication that can be used to treat dogs with diarrhea. Even though it’s sold as an over-the-counter medicine, you shouldn’t give it to your dog unless your veterinarian says it’s safe. Here’s what you should know.

by Mike Clark
November 16th, 2020

Enalapril For Dogs: Uses, Dosage, & Side Effects

Enalapril is a drug that can be used to treat heart failure and high blood pressure in dogs, as well as other heart conditions and chronic kidney failure. It’s sometimes known by the brand names Enacard and Vasotec. It’s very powerful and can lead to side effects. Here’s what you should know.

by Mike Clark
November 13th, 2020

Cyproheptadine For Dogs: Uses, Dosage, & Side Effects

Cyproheptadine for dogs is an antihistamine used to control allergy symptoms. It’s sometimes known by the brand name Periactin. Side effects of the drug are typically minimal, which can make it useful for dogs who suffer side effects from other antihistamines.

by Mike Clark
November 11th, 2020

Desmopressin For Dogs: Uses, Dosage, & Side Effects

Desmopressin for dogs, also known by the brand names DDAVP and Stimate, is a drug primarily used to treat central diabetes insipidus and, sometimes, von Willebrand’s disease. Side effects are uncommon and generally mild. Here’s what you should know.

by Mike Clark
November 6th, 2020

Rimadyl For Dogs: Uses, Dosage, & Side Effects

Rimadyl (carprofen) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) medication used to relieve pain from arthritis and joint diseases in dogs. Because it has fewer side effects than steroids, vets often consider it safer for long-term use. Here’s what you should know.

by Mike Clark
October 28th, 2020

Ketoconazole For Dogs: Uses, Dosage, & Side Effects

Ketoconazole is a drug used to treat fungal infections in dogs. It can also be used to treat Cushing’s disease. It’s a generic form of Nizoral. Other forms of this drug have been created to reduce the number of potential side effects. Here’s what you should know.

by Mike Clark
October 27th, 2020
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