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
|7 Scary Diseases Your Dog Can Get from Water||6 Pet Items You Never Thought to Bring on Vacation||5 Anesthesia Risks for Pets You Should Know||8 Parasites That Can Infect Your Small Animal||11 Summer Events That Can Stress Your Pet Out|
|Overweight Pets: Addressing the Epidemic||8 Tips for Keeping Noise Anxiety at Bay on New Year's Eve||8 Questions to Ask Before Giving Your Pet Treats||Popular Names for a Dog, Puppy 2012||10 Ways to Stop Fleas from Biting Your Dog|
|9 Ways You Can Be the BEST New Pet Parent on the Block||5 Steps to Save Your Cat's Teeth||10 Kitten Supplies to Add to Your Checklist||10 Lovable Cat Breeds||10 Signs Your Cat Might Be Stressed|