Category: Veterinary Medicine

Benadryl label for pet allegies

Giving Benadryl (Diphenhydramine) to My Dog

If your dog suffers from allergies, it is a good idea to learn how to administer the over-the-counter drug Benadryl. Or, you can use the generic form of Benadryl, Diphenhydramine. Diphenhydramine, or Benadryl, is an easy-to-find antihistamine used for treating humans with allergies. How Can Benadryl Help My Dog? If your dog suffers common allergy symptoms, Diphenhydramine may help. Benadryl helps dogs suffering: Seasonal allergy symptoms like a runny nose or watery eyes Skin allergy symptoms Anxiety while traveling or motion sickness Itchy insect bites Reactions to poison oak or poison ivy Other itchy, allergy-like situations. However, always double-check the package

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Dog ready for injection

How to Inject Glucosamine for Dogs

How to Inject Glucosamine for Dogs Dog glucosamine injections are prescription medication that is injected into your dog’s muscle and then preferentially absorbed by inflamed joints. Glucosamine injections lubricate and soothe the joints, which reduces friction. When friction is reduced, pain and inflammation are reduced. Instead of simply masking pain as NSAIDs do, glucosamine injections help rebuild cartilage in the damaged joint. With glucosamine injections, you are actually getting joint therapy instead of mere pain control. Dog Glucosamine Injections Loading Dose If this is your dog’s first experience with glucosamine injections, you should follow a “loading dose” schedule to build the medication

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Dog With Flu

5 Facts You Need to Know About Dog Flu

DOG FLU. What is it? How can it affect your pet? The official name of dog flu is Canine Influenza Virus (CIV), also known as Influenza Type A H3N8. Canine Influenza Virus has been around for quite a while but seems to be creating quite a stir recently. Read on to learn the facts on this flu, and decide for yourself how you want to handle it. Dog Flu Fact  #1: Dog Flu Has Been Around for Over a Decade. Dog Flu has been around for years. In fact, the virus that causes dog flu (Influenza Type A H3N8) was

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Geriatric dog with arthritis

4 Meds That Wipe Out Dog Arthritis Pain

A Few Facts About Dog Arthritis Did you know dog arthritis: Is #1 cause of chronic pain in dogs Affects 20% of dogs over 1 year of age Affects both quality and length of life Is in the “Top 10” veterinary diagnoses for dogs over 7 years old In addition, at least 31% of dog owners say bone and joint problems are an issue for their pet Arthritis pain not only affects people, but it also takes an unbelievable often unrecognized toll on our beloved furry friends as well.“Arthritis is the #1 cause of chronic pain in dogs.”-Clinician’s Brief April

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Dog with kidney disease

Protect Your Dog from Kidney Stones with the Kidney Stone Prevention Diet (Calcium Oxalate)

Help Your Dog Feel Better With the Kidney Stone Prevention Diet The kidney stone prevention diet works for calcium oxalate bladder and kidney stones. And, it helps with urinary crystals, too. Calcium Oxalate stones are the most common form of bladder and kidney stones found in dogs.  If your dog has suffered from oxalate kidney stones in the past, then feeding your dog a diet low in oxalates decreases the risk of future recurrence. This diet intends to eliminate as much oxalate from your dog’s diet as possible. By following our dietary recommendations, you will decrease the risk of recurrence

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