Questions tagged [medicines]

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

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Can't find fish disease, Fish body Poped Up

It's sometime since my fish body poped up with color of white, and then it's tail some how more blody, i asked someone and send picture he didn't reply, so i went to store yesterday, and he replied to ...
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My pet has a superficial wound on his foot. He's limping. How can I relieve his pain and cover the wound from infection?

I took my Weimaraners, Cain and Abel for a late night walk last night. Not sure how but Abel hurt himself. He has a wound on his front, left leg and a slight limp. Don't want to wrap it with anything ...
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Amoxicillin dosage and length of treatment for cat?

(I run a small cat sanctuary and am currently between vets. I'm trying to learn to do some basic treating on my own. I know when a cat is sick enough to call a vet so please don't just tell me to go ...
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How to disinfect nets and siphon tubing for tropical fish?

I am losing fish every day, originally an ich infection, which appears to be treated. Now I am treating the survivors with Tetracyline because they are dying with red streaks on them. What is the best ...
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Should I get my baby cottontail rabbit who is extremely domesticated neutered?

I know it is very risky to get a rabbit neutered. My baby is wild but acts very domesticated. He has his own bedroom and it is right next to my bedroom. He gets loads of attention and lots of ...
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Dog cancer treatment options

I have a really old dog,about fourteen or so,covered in tumors. I got her when I was four. I'm 18 now. She's gotten progressively worse lately. As in,within the past month or so, new tumors have ...
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Dog ate cough-suppressant candy (made for humans)

Situation An incompetent relative of mine (I'm not sure who) left a cough candy in its wrapper unattended. All my relatives left the house, and I'm staying with the dog. Apparently, the dog got ...
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What is the active ingredient in oral anti-tick medication?

I've used collars and the oil you drop on the skin that get's absorbed into the bloodstream thereby killing the ticks. I have noticed my older lab does not react well the topical treatment. She get'...
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Can creatinine levels be lowered in dogs?

My 21-month-old Cane Corso has been diagnosed with elevated creatinine levels, they are currently at 2.2. I have purchased a kidney function supplement, but am curious about what my success will be ...
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How to treat a torn iguana toe nail?

Today when I picked up my iguana I noticed that his nail is almost off his toe but still attached, and there's blood on it, and the toe might be broken because I noticed that he keeps his hands off ...
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How to tell if worming medication was effective?

Are there any 'clues' to confirm that worming medication has worked and my cat doesn't have worms? (My cat goes to the toilet outside so I can't check for 'poo-clues', if that even is a way :D )
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Why is my cat drooling on simbadol?

Over the weekend my cat (10 years old, female, spayed) developed some kind of urinary problem (she was going to the litter box every 5 minutes, only producing a few drops). She went to the vet on ...
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How can I determine if a probiotic product has ingredients that will be helpful to a GI illness?

My friend has an elderly (female, spayed) cat who has developed a GI problem (diarrhea + scooting). They are going through all of the veterinary recommended tests and treatments, but while waiting ...
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Cat has lump between his shoulder blades [closed]

My cat has a lump in between his shoulder blades that I shortly after he was neutered. I took him to the vet and he prescribed Practin (twice daily), Melonex (twice), and Dexona (once) for 5 days. ...
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Nicotine based treatments for animals?

The Australian Poisons Standard mentions: NICOTINE (is allowed) in preparations containing 3 per cent or less of nicotine when labelled and packed for the treatment of animals. What medications or ...
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Yorkshire encephalitis medications and Turmeric

I have a 6 y.o. Yorkshire and he was diagnosed with Yorkshire encephalitis ~8 months ago. I read very good things about Turmeric and sea weeds for encephalitis, and I wonder if it can be mixed with ...
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Any internal medicine to get rid of maggots in dogs?

There's a 6 month puppy in my area and he's been infected with maggots in his right rear leg. He's too scared of humans so i cant go near him and apply any ointment or spray. So is there any internal ...
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Is okay for my dog to not eat or excrete waste while receiving Buprenex for pain relief?

My dog has an inflamed knee and her veterinarian recommended she undergo surgery to fix the cause of the inflammation. For now the doctor gave me a supply of Buprenex for pain management. While she's ...
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What is the real chance my 8-week puppy gets parvo?

I have an 8-week old cocker spaniel - poodle mix. I'm told she's had her first parvo shot out of three. I live in a relatively well-to-do neighborhood with very, very few stray dogs. We have a front ...
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Does this koi carp injury need attention, and how would I treat it?

We have a large koi carp (I would approximate 50cm long) that has an injury to its head — a gash which has left a triangular flap of flesh about 4cm wide. There is no sign of blood, and the inside of ...
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Giving a dog a bigger capsule -or can I break open and mix a mulitvitamin with food

My dog's generally pretty good about being pilled. However, with bigger pills, he tends to chew, and in the case of the multivitamin he's getting (sangobion), results in a fair amount of the powder in ...
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How do I give a cat *with a cone* liquid medication, by myself?

My cat just got spayed. She has a head cone on. She has fresh sutures on her belly. She is a fighter, and she is clearly mad about this whole thing. I have to give her 1cc of antibiotics (amoxicillin) ...
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What's happening to my zebra finches?

I had two young zebra finches, one female and one male, but the female started getting quite bloated and was staying more and more in a nest like thing we built for them. One day she just died in her ...
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What is the best way to treat feline ringworm?

Our Persian mixed cat has feline ringworm. It doesn't seem to bother her, but treatment appears to be long & difficult. I understand it is caused by the same fungus that causes athletes foot, so ...
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How to do an 8-hour road trip with a husky puppy

I will be travelling with a female Siberian Husky puppy in about a month from now, and by then my pup would've been 2 1/2 months old. I'm a bit uncertain on how i'm going to do this, I've crawled the ...
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How long does it take for furosemide/lasix to be effective in a cat?

Hunter was recently diagnosed with restrictive cardiomyopathy (a heart condition that led to fluid accumulating in his heart and lungs). We were instructed to monitor his condition by measuring his ...
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What is the difference between salmon/fish oil for a cat and a human?

One of my cats is suffering from a nasty bought of dry skin. He's a new adoptee, and is quite overweight. I am feeding him a healthy amount of wet food, and although he has access to free feeding of ...
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What are the considerations for metacam vs aspirin for a rabbit in longterm therapy

A recent comment on How to give aspirin to a rabbit? brought up the topic of Metacam (Meloxicam) vs Aspirin (Acetylsalicylic acid) for long-term pain management in rabbits with arthritis or other age-...
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How do I apply ear medicine to my dog's ears?

Our dog is a little breed (boston terrier), 12 weeks old. She has been diagnosed with ear infection, and prescribed an ear medicine, witch has to be applied directly in the ear, twice a day. First ...
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My dog had adenocarcinoma. Should he be given heartworm prevention medicine?

My dog was diagnosed with adenocarcinoma almost two years ago. He's doing okay but has been going down hill the past few weeks. He will probably have to be euthanized within a month or two due to a ...
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Does L-Lysine supplementation help cats with feline herpes?

My cat has chronic congestion and sneezing (aka feline viral rhinopneumonitis (FVR) or feline herpesvirus type 1 (FHV-1)). During a recent flareup (the congestion worsened so that he stopped eating) ...
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How can I get my dog to take liquid vitamins from a dropper?

I have a male Japanese spitz who is 5 weeks old. I am trying to feed him Doggy Doggy liquid vitamins. The vet says it's fine for him to take. I'm using a dropper to administer them. But every time ...
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How accurate does the 30 day span when applying revolution flea treatment need to be?

We treat our house rabbits with Revolution flea and tick treatment the directions say to reapply every 30 days. Life happens and sometime exactly 30 days just does not work, If you use "monthly" ...
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How long should Coccidia be present after treatment?

I have recently adopted a little kitten, about 8 weeks old now. She was from a stray litter and abandoned so I received her quite young (± 4 weeks old). While she is healthy and active in every other ...
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Can I use expired subcutaneous fluids (lactated ringers) on my cat?

I use lactated ringers to deliver fluids subcutaneously on my cat with kidney disease. I noticed today that one of the bags' expiration date has already passed. Is it safe to use? What are the risks/...
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How do I give my cat oral (liquid) medicine?

So, long story shortish, I recently ended up as the reluctant owner of a slightly used cat. He's 3 or 4 years old, and did have an owner at some point, but ran away, ended up in a cat shelter, where ...
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Can naxcel and metronidazole be administered simultaneously?

Vet today gave our dog 1 injection of Naxcel and prescribed Metronidazol. Can I start giving Metronidazol today or should I wait until tomorrow?
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What are the risks to metacam with a cat?

My cat Ginger was recently diagnosed with arthritis. The vet gave us metacam for her, but I read on the web that the FDA has a black box warning to not give it to cats. What are the risks and/or ...
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Can a new cat owner, with no experience handling animals, be expected to successfully restrain a cat using a towel?

I need to give my cat ear medicine because he previously had ear mites (before adoption, he was a stray), and his eye medicine because he has herpes induced conjunctivitis, which isn't serious yet, ...
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How can I help my dog's furuncles?

I have a black colour Labrador dog, 2 years old. In the past 2 weeks, my dog has been suffering from furuncles in his paws (interdigital furunculosis). This starts with a redness of skin and becomes a ...
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How do I give my cat her medication without scaring her?

I have a 4 month old cat / kitten that comes from a shelter. She is afraid of both my girlfriend and me and still hides in corners after 2 weeks of being here. She needs eyedrops and medications, ...
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How important is the insulin injection spot on a dog?

As I explained in this question, my dog is newly diagnosed with diabetes, and I'm having problems giving her the daily insulin injections without causing her pain and stress. I initially gave the ...
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Canine insulin injection — what am I doing wrong?

My dog was recently diagnosed with diabetes, so I have been giving her twice-daily insulin injections for the past 10 days. I've watched my vet do it, I've watched dozens of YouTube videos, and I've ...
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Are there any vaccines that are needed for cows in Gujarat, India?

I love cows, but I do not know if there are there any needs for cows to have vaccines, whether they're compulsory vaccines or optional vaccines. If so, which are the schedules for the vaccines? I ...
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Emergency treatment for puppy with a punctured lung

If a puppy has a punctured lung, is there anything I can do to keep it alive until we reach the vet? Because external injuries can be treated by taking the puppy to doctor, but when adult dogs make a ...
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My dog urinates as soon as she leaves the apartment

Introduction I have a female german shepherd that is eleven years old, she has been neutered last year due to pyometra. She has exostosis on her hind legs that sometimes cause her minor pain and ...
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Serious flea problems with my dog [duplicate]

History of the problem I have a lot of problems getting rid of the fleas which torture my dog (A year and a half Yorkie :) ). First a brief history + info on what we have tried and what ware the ...
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How long do subcutaneous fluids (lactated ringers) keep?

I had a cat with kidney disease who I treated with subcutaneous fluids (latated ringers) for the last few years of his life. I had bought a new case of one-liter bags not long before he died. I hope ...
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Where on a cat should one inject insulin?

I've taken care of two diabetic cats (for different friends). One told me to inject the insulin in the fleshy part of a rear leg; the other told me to inject in or near the scruff of the neck (the ...
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How can I tell the proper dosage of Selenium Yeast for a young pig?

I have some Selenium Yeast to feed to my pigs and help solve deficiencies. But it doesn't come with instructions on how much I should give them. How can I tell the proper dosage for the pigs and how ...