Questions tagged [medicines]

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

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Can you dilute antibiotics with water just prior to administering?

My vet gave me an antibiotic for my rabbit to take over the next 14 days. I know it tastes horrible especially with the nasty cherry flavoring they add to it and decided to dilute each dose 1:1 with ...
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Should I feed my cats extra (while they're on a medication that increases their appetite)?

My cats were recently diagnosed with an infestation of cheyletiella mites. As part of the treatment, the veternarian dermatologist (who diagnosed them) gave them each a shot of methylprednisolone to ...
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Are there any effective non-toxic methods of controlling parasites in dogs?

The veterinary pharmaceutical industry appears to be very keen that I expose my dog to toxins on a regular basis in order to prevent parasites taking hold. I have heard that there are more natural ...
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Is there a home remedy for a dog with a stomach flu?

My dog has had diarrhea for two days. :( Is there anything I can give him to settle his stomach? He's not eating or drinking much. He was hiding all day yesterday and lying around, which is out of ...
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What is the shelf life of metoclopromide (Reglan)?

I have metoclopromide (Reglan) oral solution in my rabbit first aid kit. It should be dispensed in a light-resistant, Tightly sealed container and stored at room temperature. It has been suggested ...
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How successful is Cancer treatment? [closed]

About 3 years ago, my cat was diagnosed with Cancer (Lymphoma). The vet told us that if we went with surgery, the best we could hope for is another year or two before it returned. She was 10 years ...
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Why all the safety concerns regarding topical flea products?

I don't use topical flea products on my cats or dogs. I worry about using a pesticide that is absorbed systemically. This is just my own personal concerns and not intended to alarm people. I was ...
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Alternative seasonal allergy treatments for dogs

I have a 12-year-old pug who suffers from seasonal allergies, mostly skin issues. Every September and May (sometimes extending into October and June), he ends up scratching himself to death. Once it ...
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Can I give human medicine to chickens? [duplicate]

My dad used to medicate our non-livestock chickens with human drugs by dosing their water supply. We have medicated using ampicillin, vitamin C capsules, and sometimes multivitamins. The chickens ...
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How can I prevent cutting my dog when clipping his nails?

After reading Is styptic powder OK to use after it gets damp? , I wondered why people would use such a product. For some animals there may be health conditions that would cause nails to bleed when ...

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