Questions tagged [medicines]

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

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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 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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Swelling of the cloaca

I currently have a Green Tree Python that is about 3 feet long and still has the yellow juvenile colors. The cage is kept at about 55-60% humidity and a temperature of about 85° F. The snake's cloaca ...
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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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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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Cat coughing/sneezing keeps coming back despite treatment?

I have an eight-year-old male cat. He has always been very healthy, but this year he's had some respiratory problems. Here's the history: In early March he started sneezing and coughing often. On 23 ...
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I'm very exhausted giving ear drops to my overly skittish cat. I can't take him treating me like a threat. What should I do?

Context: I got my cat ~2 months ago. He was in a shelter, and he was very sweet when I first saw him so I decided to adopt him. Unfortunately, they didn't let me to because he still had some small ear ...
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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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Can dried Valerian root be used as a substitute for fresh root?

I was wondering about trying catnip on my anxious, non-neutered male cat. I found an alternative (Valerian root) that is available at a very low cost compared to catnip. The Valerian root that I found ...
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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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What can I do about this injury of my rabbit?

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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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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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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What antibiotics are generally safe for rabbits?

My vet mentioned that not all antibiotics are safe for rabbits. What antibiotics are safe to give to rabbits? Does the route (oral vs injectable) make a differences? Is there a frequency or duration ...
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Dog with leukocytosis neutrophilia, treatments?

My dog can't move and if gets excited, it starts to shiver and tremble, also the dog has heart problems. Could this be the reason why my dog is not recovering? We took the dog to a vet clinic and ...
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Likelihood of cerebellar hypoplasia in kittens

I recently adopted a female cat who had been a stray. After a few weeks, I noticed signs of pregnancy and have confirmed that the cat is pregnant with 6 kittens. ~2 weeks into gestation before the ...
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How does immunotherapy for allergies work in dogs?

I recently got my dog allergy tested in an effort to determine what makes her so itchy all the time. It turns out she's allergic to nearly everything (41 out 55 tested allergens, with many being ...
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Cat losing fur on left side of her neck

I have a cat that has been losing fur on her neck for the past month and I am really worried. The first time my cat lost fur on her neck was when I was fostering another cat and she ended up having a ...
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How can I get my feral kitten to let me approach her?

I adopted a 5-month-old feral kitten who had been fostered for socialization. Initially she was very skittish so I kept her in a small room in which I could reach into her hiding spots. She ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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Are there any natural meds for cat flu?

I wonder if there are any natural meds which can be used when cat suffers from flu. I have no problem to buy meds for them, I just want to know if there is any alternative. Once my cat had a hoarse ...
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My cat seems to think he is being punished due to being bandaged. How can i convince him it is not a punishment?

My cat who is currently a four year old male has gotten Dermatitis at his neck. We took him to veterinarian and we received some medicine for him. I am not sure if it is the Dermatitis or the medicine ...
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Cat has watery eye

My cat has been sneezing for the last week at least once a day, but I have thought nothing of it. Today I can home and one of his eyes looks more watery than usual and the corner of his eye looks a ...
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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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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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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 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. ...
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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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How do you medicate multiple cats at once?

We adopted a bonded pair, and after they settled in for about two weeks and got comfortable with us, we took them for their first vet visit. They both got prescibed antibiotics. We are able to ...
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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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Any help would mean the world! My kitten in severely underweight with a massive stomach

My kitten is 12 weeks old and is still only 700 grams in weight and tiny in size. She eats and drinks well, is as active as she can be with her belly, but I can feel her spine, all her bones yet her ...
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How to treat mudfever in horses

I'm looking for ideas on how to treat my horses mud fever. I've got four horses with socks and/or white legs who are extremely prone to getting what we assume to be mudfever. Now from what I've read ...
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Is it safe to put lavender oil on my dog's skin? If so, how should I dilute it?

Is it safe to put lavender oil on my dog's skin? If so, please tell me the best way to dilute it to help fight fleas. I use advantage plus and want something extra and heard it repels fleas.
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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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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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Vaccine for sheep pneumonia

I have a clock of Chios sheep in the middle east region living in a semi-closed barn, pneumonia has been the major cause of death (in lambs) so far I have tried Tylosin and many Oxytetracycline ...
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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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Vetmedin eaten by wrong dog

Lilly takes vetmedin for congestive heart failure. Baxter May have eaten her dose when I dropped it between them. 2.5 mg for 20# Jack Russell. Help. I don’t know if Lilly got her medicine. Should I ...
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Cat won't take any form of medication

My cat is a 5 year old female She has always been a scaredy cat and has never let me pick her up unless when she is asleep. Even then she tries to escape. To add more information: she was given ...
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I got bitten by an almost 1 month puppy [duplicate]

I got bitten, on my nose, by an almost 1 month old puppy. I had a scratch. I bled for sometime and then stopped. I had applied alcohol to the spot. I don't know whether the puppy has rabies or not. ...