“Can I give my dog Aleve?” The answer is a simple and emphatic NO. Aleve is extremely toxic for dogs, and even a small dose can cause life-threatening side effects. Here’s what you should know.
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.
Prednisone and prednisolone are steroids that can be used for dogs to treat inflammation and suppress the immune system. They treat a wide variety of diseases and disorders in dogs and veterinarians can prescribe them for many conditions.
Fluoxetine is an antidepressant and anti-anxiety drug for dogs that is often referred to by the brand names Reconcile or Prozac — the human form of the drug. Here is what you should know about the uses, dosage, and side effects of fluoxetine in dogs.
Diazepam, sometimes known by the brand name Valium, is a drug that can be used in dogs as an anti-anxiety medication, a muscle relaxant, a treatment for seizures, and medicine for other conditions. Here’s what you should know.
Have you ever wondered whether you could safely give your dog the human painkiller paracetamol? The very short answer is no, you should not give paracetamol to your dog. While the medication is generally safe for humans, it can prove toxic or even fatal to canines. Here’s what you need to know.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gabapentin can be used for dogs as a treatment for seizures or chronic pain by amplifying the effects of other medications. It may also be known by the brand name Neurontin. Here’s what you should know.
Some dog parents claims that CBD helps their dogs with a host of medical conditions. Others hear that CBD comes from marijuana plants and immediately become wary of these products. Is CBD oil safe for dogs? Here’s what you should know.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.