Drug Information

Ampicillin

General Description: A broad-spectrum antibiotic commonly used to treat many bacterial infections in dogs and cats (ex. skin and soft tissue infections, respiratory and urinary tract infections). Ampicillin is available as capsules, or may be used as an injection given at your veterinary clinic. What is this drug? A semi-synthetic member of the penicillin class; […]

Atenolol

General Description : Atenolol is a beta-blocker used in dogs and cats to slow and regulate the heart to make it work more efficiently. It is also used to lower blood pressure and treat various heart diseases. Atenolol is available in bottles of 25 mg tablets or capsules. What is this drug? Atenolol is a […]

Azathioprine

General Description : Azathioprine is used to treat immune-mediated diseases or disorders (ex. hemolytic anemia, skin disease, thrombocytopenia, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, polyarthritis, ulcerative colitis, lupus and others). It is often used in conjunction with other drugs. As this drug will suppress your pet’s natural ability to fight infection, it may be more susceptible […]

Azithromycin

General Description : A macrolide antibiotic used to treat many bacterial infections in dogs and cats (ex. dermatological infections). Azithromycin is available as 250 mg and 600 mg tablets or as an oral suspension. What is this drug? A relatively broad spectrum macrolide antibiotic Given by mouth Reasons for prescribing: Useful to treat a variety […]

Benazepril hydrocloride

General Description : Benazepril is an ACE inhibitor used to dilate blood vessels in the treatment of high blood pressure, congestive heart failure and some types of kidney disease in dogs and cats. What is this drug? An angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor; a vasodilator and antihypertension agent Dilates the veins and decreases fluid retention […]

Bromide (Potassium)

General Description : Potassium bromide is an anticonvulsant prescribed to your dog to prevent future seizures. This dug is often used in combination with other anticonvulsants. To reduce stomach upset, give potassium bromide with a meal. Potassium bromide is available as tablets or as an oral solution. What is this drug? Potassium bromide is an […]

Buprenorphine

General Description : Buprenorphine is used to relieve mild to moderate pain. Buprenorphine is available as an injectable product (for use in the clinic), but it can be used at home as an oral spray or drop. Simply apply the drug under the tongue and it will be absorbed directly from the mouth. What is […]

Buspirone hydrochloride

General Description: Buspirone is an anti-anxiety drug used to treat various behavior disorders (ex. fears, phobias, anxieties) in pets. Buspirone will relieve anxiety with minimal sedation or muscle relaxation and will not become addictive. What is this drug? Buspirone is an anxioltyic drug (azaperone class) Buspirone is given by mouth Reasons for prescribing: To reduce […]

Butorphanol tartrate

General Description: Butorphanol is a short-acting analgesic and cough suppressant used in dogs and cats. Low doses are useful for cough suppression while higher doses will ease pain. The injectable form is often used at your veterinary hospital, but oral tablets may be used at home for pain relief. Butorphanol is a controlled substance that […]

Calcitrol

General Description : Calcitrol has been prescribed to your pet to treat chronic kidney disease or low blood calcium. The product has been specially compounded for your pet as there is no commercially-available product sized to fit dogs and cats. What is this drug? ‘Active’ Vitamin D Given by mouth Reasons for prescribing: To treat […]