Pet Medication Information Page
This page has information on the basics of a number of different pet medications. If you're looking for general medical information or have a question about your dog or cat, go to the Pet Questions Page for answers. You should not be trying to use these pages to self-medicate your pet - they can help you understand how your vet is treating your pet and what side effects to watch out for, but it is a BAD IDEA to try to do it yourself, and you probably can't anyway because many of these require vet approval to buy.
The following medications are listed alphabetically, and each has a page with further information on the particular medication, what the side effects for your pet can be, and how they work against particular diseases.
Allergy Medicines for Pets:
Atarax - An antihistamine made for people, but used in both cats and dogs.
Atopica - An immunosuppressant that is used in dogs, mainly for skin conditions.
Hydroxyzine - Another name for Atarax.
Antibiotics for Pets:
Albon - An antibiotic used in both dogs and cats for bacterial infections.
Amoxi - An antibiotic that comes in both tabs and drops, it is only for cats.
Antirobe - An antibiotic used in both dogs and cats for bacterial infections.
Baytril - An antibiotic used in cats, dogs, and livestock for bacterial infections.
Arthritis Medications and Supplements:
Adequan - A series of injections used for both dogs and cats with arthritis.
Arthogen - A nutritional supplement used in both dogs and cats.
Arthramine - A nutritional supplement, made only for dogs.
Arthrimaxx - A nutritional supplement used in both dogs and cats.
Cartiflex - A nutritional supplement for dogs, now called Palaflex.
Chondroflex - A nutritional supplement used in both dogs and cats.
Cosequin DS - A drug used for both dogs and cats.
Deracoxib - The generic name for the drug Deramaxx, used only in dogs.
Deramaxx - A pain medication used only on dogs.
Duralactin - A milk-based nutritional supplement for both dogs and cats.
Glycoflex - A joint supplement for dogs.
Joint Max DS - A nutritional arthritis supplement for dogs and cats.
Metacam - An anti-inflammatory drug for osteoarthritis in pets.
Palaflex - A nutritional supplement for dogs.
Restor-A-Flex - A nutritional arthritis supplement for both cats and dogs.
Rimadyl - An anti-inflammatory drug used mainly on dogs, but sometimes on cats.
Synovi G3 - A nutritional supplement used on both dogs and cats.
Zubrin - An anti-inflammatory drug made for arthritis in dogs.
Bladder Stones Med:
Ammonil - A urine acidifier that helps break up bladder stones, for both dogs and cats.
Cushing's Disease Meds:
Anipryl - A medication for dogs that is used on Cushings.
Ketoconazole - The generic drug on which Nizoral is based.
Lysodren - A medication mainly for dogs that have Cushings.
Nizoral - A medication used on both dogs and cats for Cushing's, but it has greater risks of side effects.
Drontal Plus - A highly effective dewormer for both cats and dogs that kills all kinds of worms.
Evict DS Wormer - A medicine based on pyrantel pamoate for deworming dogs.
Ketoconazole - The generic drug of which Nizoral is a brand name.
Nemex 2 Wormer - A medicine for roundworms and hookworms in dogs and puppies.
Nizoral - An antifungal drug used in both dogs and cats, but it is older, risks more side effects, and other medications are generally preferred to it.
Panacur - A prescription dewormer primarily for dogs.
Tapeworm Tabs - A little tablet that kills tapeworms in both dogs and cats.
Chlorihexiderm Flush - An all-purpose disinfectant used to clean wounds, shampoo the cat, or as an ear cleaner.
Nolvasan - Another all-purpose disinfectant that works against bacterial and fungal infections.
Amforal - A dog-only medication that kills off bacterial causes of diarrhea.
Acetylator - A dietary supplement used to enhance digestion and bowel health in both cats and dogs.
Cat Lax - A feline laxative that is made from cod liver oil.
Baytril Otic - A combination of an antibiotic and antifungal medications that is used on ear infections in pets.
Ear Mite Medications:
Acarexx - An ivermectin-based form of ear drops that kills ear mites, but it is only for cats.
Cat Lax - A feline laxative that is also used as a hairball remedy.
Atenolol - A beta blocker that lowers blood pressure and heart rate and reduces stress on the heart.
Heartgard Plus - A heartworm medication used in both dogs and cats.
Interceptor - A heartworm medicine that damages the nerves of worms, used in both cats and dogs.
Iverhart Plus - A monthly heartworm preventative for dogs.
Pet Guard Gel - A mosquito, fly, and gnat repellant for pets.
Goodwinol Ointment - An ointment that kills mites that cause mange.
Anipryl - A medication for dogs that has had some success in reducing age-related cognitive problems.
Skin Infections / Dermatitis:
Malaseb - A topical skin cream / shampoo that you apply to dogs and cats with fungal or bacterial skin issues.
Kerasolv Gel - A skin cream used for excess keratin problems (a problem with foot pads in most cases).
Oxydex Gel - A gel that is used on acne and pyoderma.
K-9 Advantix - A dog-only medicine that kills fleas and ticks.
ProTICall - An insecticide for dogs only that kills ticks.
Granulex Spray - A spray for both cats and dogs that is designed to promote healing by getting rid of dead tissues in wounds.
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