If you have a dog taking care of him is one of your biggest priorities. They become a big part of your family and making sure they stay with you for a long time is crucial. Sometimes your dogs have conditions that make it a little more challenging for you to make sure they stay healthy. There are some medications available that will help your dog live a much more comfortable life if they suffer from conditions due to aging and breed. Here are a couple of medications that can help your dog to live a longer and much happier life.
Previcox for dogs is standardly used when they grow older and develop osteoarthritis. If your dog has some type of orthopedic surgery, this is drug is also given to your dog as an anti-inflammatory. While it is primarily used for arthritis it can also be used for bone and muscle injuries in your dog. As with any type of drug, there are some side effects that are most common when you give your dog Previcox.
- Dark stools
- Stomach pains
- High kidney blood values
- High liver enzyme levels
This drug can also be used as a method of chemotherapy for dogs who have developed tumors and/or cancer. Regardless of the reason your dog takes this medicine, it is important to know that they must be closely monitored and have regular blood tests through your veterinarian.
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. The one positive to your dog having this side effect is that there is something you can give your dog to prevent it. Just be careful to watch for any side effects that may occur. See a veterinarian if the side effects get worse or cause your dog any more problems.