Articles about medications and how for your cat
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- * Albon
Albon is a useful antibiotic used to treat a wide variety of infections including the digestive problems associated with coccidiosis.
- * Amikacin
Amikacin is an antibiotic that is used to treat bacterial infections when more commonly used antibiotics have proven ineffective. Learn when to use this antibiotic and the side effects you will need to watch out for . . .
- * Amitriptyline
While amitriptyline was originally developed out of a need in human medicine for anti-anxiety medications in the treatment of mental illness, in cats it is prescribed for conditions such as urinating out of the litter box, spraying, excessive grooming and anxiety.
- * Amoxicillin
Amoxi' is a good broad spectrum antibiotic useful in medicating cats with several conditions including upper respiratory and urinary infections.
- * Antibiotics Classified
In an ever-expanding world of new antibiotics, it is helpful to learn the main types and classifications of antibiotics available in feline veterinary medicine ...
- * Antibiotics For Newborns
Which antibiotics are best for newborn kittens?
- * Artificial Tears
Artificial tears are over-the-counter lubricating eye drops that can be used to treat a cat's dry or irritated eyes...
- * Aspirin
Aspirin can be a useful drug to give your cat - or it can create a life-threatening risk.
- * Baycox
Baycox is the best drug to fight coccidiosis in a cattery situation. Included in this article are details of the latest dosing protocol and a list of Baycox suppliers.
- * Baycox Dosing Chart
A review of the use of Baycox in the treatment of Coccidiosis including a chart to aid with determining the correct dosages to give.
- * Baytril
Baytril is a 'big-gun' antibiotic especially useful in the treatment of difficult respiratory infections and chronic urinary infections in the cat.
- Baytril Warning
High dosages of Baytril can cause eyesight problems in your cat.
- * Birth Control Pill For Cats
Ovaban and Ovarid are more commonly referred to as the feline birth control pill. Both contain a form of synthetic progesterone called megestrol acetate which can be used to manipulate a cat's heat cycle if used with care....
- * Budesonide
Budesonide is a corticosteroid developed for use in humans but is now being used as an alternative for management of IBD in cats, especially in severe cases that have failed to respond to treatment with the usual corticosteroids . . .
- * Buspar
The human antidepressant, Buspar, has proven effective at treating cats with behavioral and litterbox issues.
- * Cephalexin
Cephalexin is a good broad spectrum antibiotic commonly used in veterinary practice. Learn about its uses, dosing information and precautions.
- * Cidofovir Eye Drops
Because Cidofovir drops only require twice daily dosing, it offers a clear advantage over other topical antiviral eye drops that need to be applied much more often.
- * Clavamox
Clavamox is a penicillin-like broad spectrum antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections caused by susceptible organisms
- * Clindamycin
Clindamycin is a narrow range pet antibiotic most commonly used in the treatment of soft tissue infections, dental infections and bone infections caused by susceptible strains of bacteria.
- * Common Drugs & Their Dosages
Here is a handy chart with the use and dosages of many of the most common drugs that a cat breeder should have in their favorite medical kit ...
- * Convenia
Convenia is an injectable antibiotic that in one shot can take the place of giving an oral antibiotic for twice a day for 14 days. Learn more...
- * Corticosteroids: Friend Or Foe?
Corticosteroids are a group of medications invaluable to the modern veterinarian. Sometimes considered a magic bullet, this group of medications can produce serious side effects if used indiscriminately.
- * Cyproheptadine
Cyproheptadine is an antihistamine that can also be used as an appetite stimulant.
- * Dopram
A few drops of this medication may save your newborn kitten by helping it take its first breath.
- * Doxycycline
Doxycycline is a broad spectrum antibiotic that is part of the tetracycline family. Doxycycline penetrates the cell tissues better than many other antibiotics.
- * Drugs? Mexico Style
There are considerable savings and advantages that cat breeders can enjoy by traveling to Mexico to purchase some of the medications commonly used for the continued good health and maintenance of cats in a breeding program. You can even order drugs online.
- * Epinephrine
Epinephrine is primarily used to treat anaphylactic shock - a severe allergic reaction to an allergen such as an vaccine, an antibiotic or an insect bite. Learn more about why this drug is an important part of the cat breeder's emergency kit ...
- * Expiry Dates
Medications, vaccines, diet supplements - they all have expiration dates that you need to take note of and respect.
- * Eye Medications
A discussion of the options available in medications to promote healing of eye ulcers, sequestrums and other problems that can affect the eye.
- * Famciclovir
Famciclovir is currently thought to be the most effective and safest medication for the treatment of a Feline Herpesvirus-1 breakout, especially in a cattery situation. Learn the proper dosage and dosing protocol for this once-a-day medication . . .
- * Fenbendazole
Under the brand name Panacur, Fenbendazole is a widely used medication against Giardia in cats.
- * Fish Amoxi For Cats
A visit to your local pet store may hold the answer to an inexpensive, prescription-free source of amoxicillin for your cat.
- * Flagyl
Flagyl (Metronidazole) is a useful antibiotic against a wide range of conditions including Giardia, diarrhea and some upper respiratory infections.
- * Fluconazole / Diflucan
Fluconazole is an antifungal drug that is effective against both yeast and fugal infections, including ringworm. It has fewer side effects than most other antifungals. Learn more . . .
- * Fluid Replacement Solutions
One of the essential techniques a cat breeder should be aware of is the use of subcutaneous fluid therapy to provide supportive care to a dehydrated feline.
- * Fucithalmic Vet Eye Drops/Gel
This slow release, antibiotic eye drop/gel is receiving raves from many cat owners who have battled infections unsuccessfully with other products. Learn more about this eye medication.
- * Gentocin Eye & Ear Drops
Gentamicin is used to treat bacterial infections of the eye and ear.
- * Griseofulvin
This ringworm medication should be used with care. Learn how to use it most effectively to control and eliminate fungus.
- * Hexa-Caine
To help soothe irritations of the skin and to discourage the cat from licking and chewing at itself, consider adding Hexa-Caine to your medicine chest.
- * Hydrogen Peroxide
Hydrogen Peroxide can be a useful addition to the cat breeders first aid kit, grooming box and cleaning supplies. Learn some of the many uses of this versatile chemical ...
- * Interferon
The use of interferon in veterinary medicine is expanding as a treatment for FeLv, FIP, FIV and more...
- Ivermectin Dosing
Lorraine Shelton of Featherland shares the latest dosing information for the use of Ivermectin to treat ear mites, body mites and roundworms.
- Kaopectate Warning
Kaopectate, a favorite medicine to prevent diarrhea, has undergone a formula change that may be deadly to your cat.
- * Ketoconazole
Ketoconazole, brand name Nizoral, is an anti-fungal drug that can be used in the battle against ringworm.
- * Mal-A-Ket Shampoo
Malapet Shampoo is a medicated shampoo used on cats for dermatological conditions responsive to Ketoconazole and Chlorhexidine Gluconate. It has both antifungal and antibacterial qualities. Amongst cattery owners, it is most often used to fight ringworm.
- * Medications For Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Corticosteroids are the cornerstone of treatment for inflammatory bowel disorders (IBD) in cats but may be used in combination with other drugs. This article looks at the most common drugs used to treat IBD . . .
- * Metacam
Metacam is the brand name for meloxicam, a drug often prescribed as a pain reliever for cats and dogs. While it does provide powerful pain relief, Metacam can have serious side effects in cats. Learn more.
- * Nebulizer Formulas
Several variations on the basic medication formulas for use with your nebulizer. Nebulizing is an excellent way of giving medication to a sick cat, especially one suffering from respiratory problems.
- Off-Label Use of Medications in Cats
"Off-label" refers to the use of pharmaceutical drugs for an unapproved species, unapproved condition or in an unapproved age group, unapproved dosage, or unapproved form of administration.
- * Orbax
Orbax is a broad-spectrum antibiotic used for the treatment of urinary, skin and soft tissue infections in cats...
- * Oxytocin
Learn when to use oxytocin to help your pregnant queen deliver her kittens safely.
- * Pain Medication For Surgery
Until relatively recently, pain medications were thought to be unnecessary for cats recovering from surgery. Medical opinion on providing animals with post-surgical pain pain medication has begun to change however, so should you or shouldn't you request pain medication for your cat following surgery?
- * Penicillin for Cats
Penicillin is an effective, broad-spectrum antibiotic used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections in cats.
- * Pill? Liquid? Or Injection?
Most cat owners dread having to give kitty any medicine. If you have the choice between giving a pill, a liquid or an injectable, which form of medication is best? Which should you choose?
- Polyprenyl Immunostimulant
A drug developed to treat feline herpes virus (FHV) has also shown promise against the dry form of feline infectious peritonitis (FIP)...
- * Ponazuril
Similar to Baycox in its action, Ponazuril is used off-label to treat and kill coccidia in cats. This article details treatment protocols including how to use Ponazuril as a preventative against future infections of Coccidia . . .
- * Prednisolone & Prednisone
Prednisone is a medication that is used to combat a wide variety of disease conditions in cats ...
- * Ronidazole
Ronidazole is the off-label medication used against the Tritrichomonas foetus parasite that can be a cause of diarrhea, especially in young cats....
- * Safe Drugs For Pregnant Cats
Do you know which medications are safe to give to your pregnant cat? And which drugs may pose a potential harm to her kittens?
- * Sporonox
Sporonox is an important medication to consider in the fight against ringworm (fungus) in the cat.
- * Steroids
Steroids are valuable medications in feline medicine - but they must be used wisely to avoid serious side effects...
- * Tetracycline
Tetracycline is a broad spectrum antibiotic useful in the treatment of feline upper respiratory infections, chlamydia and urinary infections ...
- * Tribrissen
Tribrissen (Trimethoprim Sulfa) is both an antibiotic and antiprotozoal that cat breeders may find useful in combating a variety of infections and coccidia.
- * Trifluridine Eye Drops
Trifluridine antiviral eye drops are used in the treatment of eye conditions caused by feline herpesvirus-1 infections. Learn more . . .
- * Tylan
Tylan is used as an antibiotic, an anti-inflammatory and is even an ingredientin an eye wash formula to prevent tear staining in cats ...
- * Vitamin B-12
B-12 is an essential vitamin for all felines. In a cattery situation, B-12 is useful to help stimulate appetite, promote milk production in pregnant queens and growth in kittens. It can even aid in recovery from respiratory infections. Learn more.
- * Zeniquin
Zeniquin is a longer-acting antibiotic that you might want to consider when treating skin or soft tissue infections.
- * Zithromax Dosages
Zithromax is an excellent antibiotic choice for a variety of medical problems including URIs, Chlamydia and Bordetella.
- * Zithromax Dosing Schedules
Zithromax remains at effective levels in the cat for 3-5 days, so 'Zith' can be given less often than is usual for an antibiotic and still be effective.
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