medication

Can I Give My Dog Tums? Is Tums Safe For Dogs?

The short answer is yes, you can give your dog Tums for digestion issues and it may provide temporary relief, even though it almost certainly isn’t the most effective choice for treatment. However, you must follow certain guidelines and consult your veterinarian first, or you could make your dog much sicker.

by Mike Clark
August 19th

Can I Give My Dog Pepto Bismol? Is Pepto Bismol Safe For Dogs?

The answer to that question is technically yes, you can give Pepto Bismol to your dog, but NOT without asking your veterinarian, first. In many circumstances, it can make your dog sicker, it can mask signs of severe illness, and it can be difficult to determine a safe dosage.

by Mike Clark
August 16th

Ursodiol For Dogs: Uses, Dosage, & Side Effects

Ursodiol for dogs is a bile acid used to treat liver disease and dissolve or prevent gallstones. It is also known by the brand names Actigall and Urso. Dogs usually tolerate it well, but some side effects can occur. Here’s what you should know.

by Mike Clark
August 15th

Hydroxyzine For Dogs: Uses, Dosage, And Side Effects

Hydroxyzine is an antihistamine that can treat dogs for allergic reactions, though it also has properties that treat nausea, anxiety, and other conditions. This medication also depresses activity in the central nervous system, which gives the drug its sedative properties.

by Mike Clark
July 26th

Doxycycline For Dogs: Uses, Dosage, And Side Effects

Doxycycline is an antibiotic that can be used to treat bacterial infections in dogs. The drug is often prescribed for dogs to treat tick borne diseases like Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and ehrlichiosis. Here’s what you should know.

by Mike Clark
July 25th

Amitriptyline For Dogs: Uses, Dosage, And Side Effects

Amitriptyline, also known by the brand name Elavil, is a tricyclic antidepressant drug used to treat conditions in dogs such as anxiety, behavioral disorders, and other problems. When used to curb anxious behaviors, this drug is often combined with behavioral modification programs for dogs.

by Mike Clark
July 24th

Dexamethasone For Dogs: Uses, Dosage, And Side Effects

Dexamethasone is a powerful anti-inflammatory, immunosuppressive drug that can be used to treat several conditions in dogs. It is more powerful than prednisone and 30 times stronger than the cortisol steroid hormones that are produced naturally in dogs’ adrenal glands.

by Mike Clark
July 17th

Digoxin For Dogs: Uses, Dosage, & Side Efffects

Digoxin is a drug that is used to treat congestive heart failure in dogs, as well as other heart diseases and conditions. Veterinarians usually prescribe it along with other medications such as diuretics and enzyme inhibitors, and it may go by the brand names Cardoxin or Lanoxin.

by Mike Clark
July 3rd

Trifexis For Dogs: Uses, Dosage, & Side Effects

Trifexis is a medication for dogs that kills fleas and prevents infestation, prevents heartworm, and treats and prevents many kinds of worm infestations. It has a controversial history. Here’s what you should know about this drug.

by Mike Clark
July 2nd

Glucosamine For Dogs: What Is It, And What Does It Do?

Glucosamine is a compound that is produced naturally in dogs’ bodies and is mostly found in healthy cartilage. It can also be given to dogs in the form of supplements, or it can be present in the food that dogs eat. Here’s what you should know about glucosamine for dogs.

by Mike Clark
July 1st

Fluconazole For Dogs: Uses, Dosage, & Side Effects

Fluconazole is an anti-fungal medication often used to treat yeast fungal infections in dogs. Its most common use is to treat skin infections, but it can also treat fungal infections in organs or elsewhere in dogs’ bodies. Here’s what you should know.

by Mike Clark
June 28th

Cephalexin For Dogs: Uses, Dosage, And Side Effects

Cephalexin is an antibiotic that can be given to dogs to kill a range of bacteria and fight off infection. It’s one of the most useful antibiotics for veterinarians, and it is effective in fighting a broad spectrum of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria in dogs.

by Mike Clark
June 27th

Norvasc (Amlodipine) For Dogs: Uses, Dosage, & Side Effects

Norvasc is a common brand name for the drug amlodipine bensylate, which is a medication that is used to treat high blood pressure in dogs. You should only give Norvasc or any other medication with amlodipine to your dog if you have a veterinarian’s prescription.

by Mike Clark
June 19th

Should You Sedate Your Dog When Traveling By Plane?

One of our primary concerns when traveling with our dogs is their safety and comfort, especially if they might fly in the cargo area of the plane. So should you sedate your dog if you’re traveling with them by plane? The quick answer is no, and there are many reasons why.

by Jean Andrei
April 2nd
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