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Questions tagged [medicines]

Regards concerns about pet medication, including prescribed, over-the-counter and homeopathic treatments.

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AKC Registered Bloodhound with one partially-white foot. Can she take Ivermectin-based heartworm medicine?

I have an AKC-registered Bloodhound with one front paw that is about half white. I mention her pedigree, because she doesn't have anything else in her, and I know that usually, when the admonition '...
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Using pill capsules to give cat Atopica?

I've read about people using empty pill capsules to give cats Atopica. Our cat needs to take .35ml of it. Just wondering what size pill capsules people are using?
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In the US what are the requirements for drug manufacturers for pets, to list side effects

A recent question Cat suddenly became paralyzed has a cat with sudden onset paralysis, after starting a new drug. The companies drug literature does not list this as a side effect, but the OP found ...
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Cat suddenly became paralyzed

I brought my 18 year-old cat to the vet because she was getting a little thin. She was otherwise just as affectionate, playful and voracious as she had always been. The vet diagnosed her with ...
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What are some good treatments to help a horse with strangles?

It looks as though one of my horses has strangles. I'm not looking for a substitution for veterinary care, I'm wanting to know of any home made remedies to relief the symptoms and help her cope with ...
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Pug Allergy - Skin Rash

I have a pug and it's usually very active and we don't feed anything apart from Drools Focus Puppy. Recently, it got a Skin Rash on the top neck region and gradually it started expanding. We had ...
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Our dog accidentally ate pimobendan

We have a dog who is on pimobendan, and our other dog who is about 13 pounds accidentally got .625 mg of it. Will he be okay??
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Phosphoethanolamine for dogs

Does anyone have experience giving Phosphoethanolamine for dogs? Ferreira et alli mention a concentration of 35 and 70 mg/kg in their study. This would translate into 2 capsules for a dog weighing 20 ...
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Are the dead maggots in a wound dangerous to the dog?

I have 2 month old German Shepherd puppy which had a wound on her head and maggots inside her wound. I have consulted with a vet and they treated her with injection and a spray. She is fine now and ...
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How to give nasal drops to a very shy shelter cat?

I have very recently adopted a very shy 2-year old cat (Vinyl) from a shelter. Since adoption I have had to take him back to the vets for special care and hospitalisation. Once Vinyl came back from ...
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My cat is afraid of me and plays aggressively

I recently adopted a 1 and a half months cat. He was very calm and friendly when i first brought him home and he would sleep on everyone's lap. So i took him to the vet to get him checked and make ...
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Cat Sub-Q Ringer's Solution: Not DPHV Free?

I received a donation or 4 bags of Hospira Brand Ringer's Solution (1000 ml each) and they say that they are not DPHV-free. My cat is in Stage 3 kidney disease. Is it too dangerous to trust this type ...
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Is Cystone effective against UTI?

Is Cystone effective against UTI (urinary tract infection)? Background: The vet prescribed Cystone and Tavanic for my dog's UTI. I personally had issues with medicines labeled as herbal—like Cystone—...
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What can I do for a stray cat having an eye infection

Last week I found a neighborhood stray cat (he often comes in my yard) is having an eye infection. His right eye appears to be half closed and abnormal with white eye discharge. His left eye looks ...
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Can I treat a kitten with medicine (Amoxicillin) that I already have at home?

Can I use amoxicillin to treat a kitten who is approximately 10 weeks old? He appears to be congested, maybe has a sinus infection. If it's OK to do this: What is the dosage? How often can I give ...
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What happens when your dog eats a lot of Galliprant?

I found an empty, chewed up bottle of Galliprant (20mg, maybe 20 tablets left) when I got home. Should I do anything or be worried about an overdose? My dogs seem completely normal (after 12 or more ...
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What wormers are safe for pregnant mares?

I have purchased a pregnant mare - she has 3 months to go. I'm wondering what wormers are safe to use in pregnancy. I will also check with my equine vet. Pic for interest. I haven't received her yet, ...
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Getting a cat to take zonisamide

I have a cat which has had a couple seizures, and the vet has prescribed 50 mg of zonisamide daily. It's proving quite difficult to administer the medication. Initially we tried mixing a flavored ...
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I can't afford vet treatment, what are my options?

My pet is sick/injured, and I am afraid the vet bill for treatment will be more than I can afford. How can I access free/low cost sources of veterinary assistance? This a general question per the ...
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Is homeopathic treatment proper for cats?

I have no idea about homeopathy. However, I have seen many of my relatives and neighbors administering homeopathic medicine to their sick cat. I am wondering if this approach is right or wrong.
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Maggots on back of the dog

I have a 4 year old german shepherd dog with lots of bushy hair. He has been infected with maggots for the past 1 month or more. I'm treating him with Turpentine and the vet gave him some antibiotics....
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Can you use Monistat on a dogs paw for yeast infection?

My mom's dog was seen by an "in n out vet", a shot clinic basically. When the vet asked her " besides shots do you have any health concerns?" She replied by letting him know he (Henri, her 8 yr old ...
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Dog tablets for de-worming

For my dog, I wasn't able to afford the exam that checks for all the different types of worms that dogs can attract. However, I did see deworming chewable tablets. Is it harmful to feed a dog these ...
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Is there a generic, less costly, alternative to Nutramax Dasuquin with MSM?

We have a 6 year old Boxer who is beginning to have hip issues. Our vet has recommended Nutramax Dasuquin with MSM, and we are just about through our first bag of it. Its pretty costly, so I'm ...
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Cat doesn't eat anything and shiver sometimes [closed]

My pet, Cat is 05 months years old. It refused to eat anything it likes since last 03 days. Some times his breathing is noisy. I think he has phlegm.Many time it sleeps and shivers some times. I went ...
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How to care for a severe wound on horses leg

Cleo came to me in bad shape 7th October 2016. To everyone's distress (including hers), she had a horrific injury on 9th April, 2017. We could not find the cause of the injury, which is disturbing. ...
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How to give a dog medication when I can't bend over

I have a disability and have difficulty bending over. So I struggle to pick things up off the ground. I'm also weak and do not have the strength to pick up a dog. How can I give medication to a dog?
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How can I medicate my big, strong cat when I can't get down on the floor?

Stardust hiding in the closet. 18 pounds, 14 years old, very strong. I am 71 and have bad knees. I know what to do to give her pills and liquids but can't get down on the floor without pain. She ...
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Ear infection remedies

I just adopted a 3 year old pitbull. We took it to the vet and they said it has an ear infection, but I assume the ear infection is probably deeper in the ear as I cannot see it in the visible areas. ...
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Premix glucosamine - Impact of storage on effectiveness

I started giving my 9 year old golden retriever cosequin recently for stiffness. She had tibial-plateau-leveling osteotomy (TPLO) surgery when she was 3. To get her to eat it, I grind up the pills ...
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Why giving multi-vitamin makes my cat crazy?

My cat was having too much hairfall. My vet gave me multi-vitamins. But whenever I give it to her she goes crazy for the next 24 hours. She starts shouting constantly at the top of her voice, keeps ...
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What Can I Do About This Injury

Our Rex rabbit has recently become pregnant and had a miscarriage. She still keeps plucking fur on the back of her neck like she is still making a nest. She has plucked her fur so much she caused a ...
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Does medicating an entire tank harm healthy fish?

I have a female guppy, that's been through a lot of stress over the past year. She's moved from my friends overcrowded, unclear green algae tank to mine, has had babies 4 times, has had internal ...
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Unexplained limping

My dog is a rescued Labrador/English mastiff cross, so she's big(but not fat) at 35 ish kg and approximately 8. She has been limping at times which has come and gone. Currently it's quite bad. She ...
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Natural anti-inflammatories for horses

My horse had a serious injury 3 months ago. Her left leg was spiked through to the bone 30 cm long cutting through the muscle and the whole thigh was degloved. Her skin was hanging around her knee. ...
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URGENT! Obstipation + toxic antibiotic intake!

My bunny has constipation for last couple days, last night I noticed she has a wobbly tooth too (I easily pulled it out-root was necrotic with a little pus inside) so in panic and fear of formation of ...
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What to do with a constipated cat?

My cat is constipated and it's giving her hard time in the litter box. Her stomach is hard, but not at an exaggerating point. She had this issue before when she was a little kitten so I used to give ...
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Antibiotics mixed with yogurt on Sinclac containing bacteria cultures?

I was wondering, since antibiotics fight against bacteria, then if I give my rat an antibiotic mixed with yogurt (containing for instance Lactobacillus bulgaricus) or Nestle Sinlac (containing ...
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Cat having diarrhea as medicine side effect

My cat was vomiting. The doctor pushed an injection and gave Cefpodoxime oral suspension as anti biotic. But the cat is now having diarrhoea as side effect. What should I do?
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Stress relief of parakeets? Is vegetable glycerine safe for parakeets/ small birds?

I just brought home a baby parakeet. I know the typical recommendation for having a parakeet is either provide it with enough attention that it accepts you as it's flock or give it a buddy. My ...
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How to deal with accidental overdose of antibiotics on a cat?

Last week I rescued a badly injured cat from the streets and have been since taking care of him. He's not playful or aggressive or have any cat-like attitude in him at all, which was worrying me. But ...
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Cat has wounds behind his ears

My cat has wounds behind his ears. There are no good vets that specializes in cats around my area. What should I do? He is a 2 year old persian. Here is a photo He is an outdoor cat. We also have ...
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Managing kidney disease in dogs?

I've a 9 yrs old GSD female. She has been suffering from kidney disease since last couple of months. Medication is going on. But her physical condition is getting bad. Is there any way that I can give ...
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How do I make veterniary syrup?

My cat was prescribed Metronidizole/Flagyl tablets and they taste horrific. I know there are compounding pharmacies that use veterinary syrup and would like to find a recipe. The veterinary syrup is ...
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How to recover a dog from maggots? [duplicate]

My pet is a Labrador breed and he is suffering from maggots. He is too aggressive and does not let any of my family members touch his wound. He has maggots in his right leg at his palm and it's ...
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My elderly cat is an expert at not taking pills

So, I have an elderly cat (14-year-old Russian blue). As he is getting advanced in years he is having more and more medical problems and needs to take a course of pills once a year or so for one thing ...
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Can I crush Baytril pills?

I have 22mg Baytril (enrofloxacin, antibiotic) pills for a cat, administered twice daily. Can I crush this pill? I do not see any info about it having any sort of timed-release coatings or anything. ...
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Can Atopica capsules for dogs be given to cats?

I struggle getting Atopica liquid into my cat so my vet game me the capsules for dogs, but I read on the package it only meant to be used for dogs. Is it safe for my cat?
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Feline hyperaldosteronism (Conn's disease) alternative treatment options

I have a cat, male, 15 years, previously otherwise healthy (until yesterday he's always been active, healthy weight, energy level about the same as a 7-8 year old) except for a heart murmur since ...
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How do I take care of a cat with a cold?

I believe my cat has come down with a cold. I have had a light cold for the last week or so, and unfortunately I think I may have passed it onto her as she started sneezing regularly a few days ago. ...