Type 1 diabetes is a serious disease that affects dogs and cats and if left untreated, can result in death. However, with the right treatment, such as a healthy diet and insulin, your pet can continue to live a fulfilling life. Lantus Insulin is a long-acting, injectable insulin that controls blood glucose levels in your dog or cat to help alleviate the symptoms of diabetes. What is type 1 diabetes […]
Skin infections in dogs and cats are frequent causes of pain and discomfort. Wounds, abscesses, and lesions should always be evaluated and treated by your veterinarian before a serious infection takes hold. Clavamox Chewable Tablets are often prescribed by veterinarians as a safe, easy-to-administer antibiotic medication that is effective against bacteria that cause skin infections in pets. Why do dogs and cats get skin infections? Countless bacteria live on your […]
As our pets age, joint problems often become an issue. Limited mobility from arthritis pain can be difficult for pets who are used to enjoying a lifestyle of running, jumping and playing. Novox Carprofen Chewable Tablets are an easy-to-administer NSAID medication that helps relieve the pain and inflammation due to arthritis and other joint diseases, so your pet can get back to enjoying an active life.
One of the more commonly prescribed drugs in veterinary medicine is the drug Prednisone. The most common use of this medication is as an anti-inflammatory agent used in a wide variety of chronic diseases, including: Inflammatory bowel disease Skin/ear allergies Respiratory disease Asthma Neurologic disorders Prednisone has also been used as an immune suppressive agent in immune mediated disorders of the body, as well as part of many chemotherapy protocols. How […]
This is a guest post from Monica Gomez of Carrington College. Ticks are small, commonplace and extremely resilient parasites, and any dog that spends time outside runs the risk of being bitten by ticks. Thankfully, as this guide from Carrington College shows, there are ways to prevent ticks from causing your dog to become seriously ill.
In the middle of a busy veterinary practice, many veterinarians may overlook an opportunity to discuss the possibilities of drug interactions and pet medication side effects. For example, many commonly prescribed nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) can sometimes cause digestive upset and/or liver/kidney problems in some sensitive pets. Corticosteroids like Prednisone can cause similar problems in some pets, as well as predispose pets to diabetes with prolonged use. While a topic […]