Frequently Asked Pet Meds Questions
Pet Meds FAQ.
I need to ask a question concerning my dogs health. What is the best flea control medicine? Find out the answer to this and many other frequently asked pet meds questions below.
Q. Can human meds be used on dogs for colds etc?
A. While humans and dogs often suffer the same illnesses, it is unwise to interchange meds even if they are the same drug. Using cough medicine for dogs is especially not recommended.
Q. Where can a dog rescue get free medications?
A. Dog rescue centers are all over the US but med costs will need to be reimbursed unless you are insured.
Q. Will human meds work on dogs?
A. It is not good practice. Certain medicines can work, such as Prozac for depressed dogs, but dosages for dogs are often too high in human meds.
Q. How to tell if a dog has heartworms?
A. Lethargy, vomiting, and breathing difficulties. Blood tests are the only definitive answer.
Q. Can I give my dog aspirin for pain?
A. Not standard dose aspirin for humans, but there is veterinarian formulated aspirin for dogs that come in a liver-flavored chewable tab.
Q. How do you care for a wound on a dog?
A. Muzzle your dog, put pressure on the wound, bandage gauze over the wound, then take you pet to the vet.
Q. What medications do they use to euthanize dogs?
A. Lethabarb; a barbiturate injected through the front leg cephalic vein.
Q. How to be a dog care career?
A. Have a love for dogs, spend time around your local kennel or animal shelter and offer your services.
Q. Flea and tick dog collars - are they safe to use around babies?
A. Not really, as flea collars are quite strong for babies, as well as for nursing mothers.
Q. Can I give my dog Tylenol or aspirin?
A. No. Although low dosages of aspirin may be okay for some dogs on the say so of your vet; Tylenol is known to cause liver damage.
Q. Which flea medicine works the best on dogs?
A. Frontline Plus is the best flea med on the market as it also tackles ticks and lice.
Q. Can I give my dog anti-gas medicine?
A. As a rule you should never give your dog human medicine. Consider changing your pet’s diet if he has excessive gas.
Q. Is it ok to give an aspirin to a dog?
A. Aspirin meant for humans, no. There are specially formulated aspirin pills available for dogs from your vet, however, yet dosage is crucial!
Q. Can dog fleas live on humans?
A. They can’t live on human skin, but can get into your clothing and bite you.
Q. What can I give my dog for pain?
A. Many dogs with pain are aged and have osteoarthritis. There are several non-steroidal meds for this, such as Rimadyl and Deramaxx, but speak with your vet first.
Q. What are signs for heartworms in dogs?
A. More often than not there are no signs, which is why you need to get your dog blood tested every six months to check. Sure-fire signs are difficulty in breathing, vomiting and nausea.
Q. How to care for a dog?
A. Feed them, clean them, take them for regular walks, keep a special eye out for heartworm and fleas.
Q. Which medications are poisonous to dogs?
A. Medications meant for cats and humans. More meds are toxic to cats than dogs.
Q. Which flea and tick medications are safest for cats and dogs?
A. Frontline, the top med against adult fleas and larvae; Advantage, against young fleas; Sentinel, also for heartworms; and Revolution, also good for control of roundworms and hookworms in cats.
Q. Does grapefruit seed extract prevents heartworm?
A. It can be used to treat heartworm as an all-natural approach but may take up to six months or more of daily usage.
Q. Can humans take Rimadyl?
A. No, as the active ingredient is not approved for use by humans.
Q. Can I buy Heartgard without a prescription?
A. Yes, if you order from an online pharmacy in Canada.
Q. What is Rimadyl?
A. Rimadyl is an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) drug for combating pain.
Q. What is Rimadyl used for?
A. It is very effective at treating arthritis in dogs and as an anti-inflammatory post-surgery.
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