Sharing Meds With Your Dog

Sharing Meds With Your Dog

No pet owner wants to see their best friend in any kind of pain. Your pets are a part of your family so when they become ill it can be devastating to the entire family. Dogs are called “man’s best friend” for a reason, and nobody wants to see their best friend suffer. So when your dog is in pain or having other health problems, you are going to want to know what to do. Whether your dog is vomiting or in visibly in pain, there are things that you can do to make it easier on your pet and your family.

Many dog owners ask themselves what I can give my dog for pain. Well there are several options available. You can give your pet medications such as NSAIDs for pain. Some of these include: carprofen, deraoxib, firocoxib, and a number of others. These medications can help with swelling and inflammation due to arthritis and other pain related issues. If you have a dog who is older and suffers from joint pain, NSAIDS can also be a good option for your pet. Sometimes dogs have allergic reactions to NSAIDS so there are some signs to look out for such as: loss of appetite, skin irritation or redness, changes in behavior, and unusually colored stool. If you notice any of these symptoms you should stop giving them the medication and contact the veterinarian immediately. Sometimes they can even make a dog constipated.

Acepromazine is the most common drug given to your pet as a tranquilizer to keep them calm during times of stress and anxiety. It acts a depressant for the central nervous system and can be given to pets to calm them down during long trips in the car or loud sounds such as thunderstorms and fireworks. Whatever your dog may be afraid of acepromazine has the ability to calm them and keep them completely relaxed. When you give this to your pet it can stay in his/her system for up to eight hours. It acts as dopamine in your dog’s brain which blocks receptors in your dog’s brain that cause your dog to become anxious and hyper.

Just like with any drug, there are some pertinent side effects to giving acepromazine to your dog. It can cause seizures, low blood pressure, heart failure, vomiting, constipation and many others. One of the most common side effects to this medication is constipation. There are medications that can be given to help with that particular side effect.

It is good to know that there are medicines that can help your dog when he is feeling pain or stress. Just like human beings, they can have pain, anxiety, as well as other conditions, and they all need to be taken very seriously. Consult your vet before starting any kind of regimen of medicine for your pet.

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