Hi stranger! Signing up for MypetMD is easy, free and puts the most relevant content at your fingertips.
Five Common Dog Medications
The Everyday Medications That Keep Our Dogs Healthy
There once was a time that when dogs got sick, they either got better or they didn't. Thankfully, things have changed. We now have countless ways to treat our dogs when they are ill. The following are some of the more common prescription drugs used to treat dogs today (and only when under the direct supervision of a veterinarian).
Ivermectin is just one of several common antiparasitics prescribed by veterinarians to treat infections caused by roundworms, threadworms, and other nasty parasites in dogs.
Humidity and heat can contribute to overgrowth of yeast in the ears and on the skin, with resulting irritation and inflammation. When your veterinarian needs to eliminate a fungal infection quickly, he or she will prescribe an antifungal medication such as Ketoconazole.
The word "steroids" has recently taken on a bad connotation due to it's abuse by athletes. However, when used correctly and prescribed by a veterinarian, corticosteroids such as Prednisone can alleviate symptoms associated with inflammation, cancer, and Addison's disease in dogs.
5. Pain Relievers
Pain relievers are prescribed by veterinarians to do just that — relieve pain. Tramadol, for example, is used to alleviate the chronic pain associated with athritis or cancer in dogs, as well as post-operative and injury-related pain.
Additional SlideshowsWhat's New Dog Cat
|8 Essential Tips for Picking Up Dog Poop||7 Dangers of Not Socializing Your Dog||6 Things Commonly Found in Your Dog’s Poop||8 Common Eye Problems in Dogs||5 Bad Behaviors Dog Parents Encourage|
|8 Signs of a Bad Boarding Kennel||Carbohydrates: Key to a Balanced Dog Food||5 Things Your Puppy Can't Live Without||Top Ten Reasons Dogs are Better than Boyfriends||3 Signs of Kennel Cough in Dogs|
|Core Vaccinations for Cats||10 Tips to Keep Your Senior Cat Healthy||8 Questions to Ask Before Giving Your Pet Treats||5 Holiday Table Scraps that Could Kill Your Cat||How to Read a Cat Food Label|