Medications - Indications & Dosaging Information
We do NOT jump right to medications, but we know there are times when medications are necessary to keep our babies healthy. Below is a bit of information on some commonly used prescription medications.
Carprofen / Rimadyl, Carprieve, Norocarp - An oral non-steriodal anti-inflammatory used to reduce pain and swelling associated with osteoarthritis and to treat post-op pain associated with soft tissue or orthopedic surgeries in dogs. *May produce loose stools, diarrhea, vomiting, or diminished appetite. Must administer with a full meal. (2mg/lb of body weight daily or 1mg/lb of body weight twice a day)
Cefadroxil / Cefa-Drops / Keflex - An oral antibiotic used to treat Cystitis (Genitourinary tract Infection), UTI (Urinary Tract Infections), skin & soft tissue infections such as cellulitis, pyoderma, dermatitis, wound infections, gingivitis, and absesses caused by Staph *May produce loose stools, diarrhea, vomiting, or diminished appetite. Must administer with a full meal.(.2mL/lb of body weight twice a day for a minimum of 7 days; maximum of 21 as needed)
Clavamox - an oral broad spectrum antibiotic / antimicrobial. Used for many things, however, its very useful with Pyometra. (6.25mg/lb of body weight twice a day) Each 62.5 tablet contains 50mg of amoxicillin and 12.5mg of clavulanate Potassium.
- 10 pounds 62.5mg chewable tablet BID (50mg amoxicillin / 12.5mg clavulanate)
- 20 pounds 125mg chewable tablet BID (100mg amoxicillin / 25mg clavulanate)
- 40 pounds 250mg chewable tablet BID (200mg amoxicillin / 50mg clavulanate)
- 60 pounds 375mg chewable tablet BID (300mg amoxicillin / 75mg clavulanate)
- 80 pounds 500mg chewable tablet BID (400mg amoxicillin / 100mg clavulanate)
- 100 pounds 625mg chewable tablet BID (500mg amoxicillin / 125mg clavulanate)
Clavamox Product code #: 06CLAV-125 and Clavulanate K Product code #: 06CLAVA-625
Mometamax 15grams - For ear infections (6 drops in the infected ear daily for 10 days)
Cefpodoxime - Good for skin infections. For a seriously allergic reaction where the skin is inflamed and sore, this product helps clear up the possible infection from the weakened immune system from the allergy (100mg tabs; One tablet by mouth once a day)
Revolution - A flea/tick medication that can only be purchased with a prescription (See also Joe's Pet Med's on our links page). This comes in a small tube and treats lice and mites on pet rats. Purchase the Mauve Tube (Kitten Revolution) for rats weighing less than 5 lbs., and using a very small syringe, administer .1ml per lb of rats body weight. Be very caution to not over medicate and this will poison your pet rat.
Zithromax - 500mg once a day for 3 days for sinus infection, respiratory infection, skin infection, pneumonia, or ear infections caused by Bacteria. For For Gonorrhea or Chlamydia, take a single dose of a 1000mg tab.
Claxamox / Amox-Clav / Clavulanate - Amoxicillian and Clavulanate K is an antibiotic used to treat a wide range of bacteria in the body such as skin, UTI, Pyoderma's, etc. 875/125mg tabs has 875 mg of Amoxicillian and 125mg of Clavulanate. Take 1 tablet twice a day for 7 days.