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Medications

  • Various types of medication are used for pregnancy termination (abortion) in female dogs.

  • Acepromazine is used as a sedative and a preanaesthetic agent. Acepromazine may also be used for behaviour modification and to prevent vomiting when travelling (motion sickness).

  • Aciclovir is an antiviral drug. It is used to treat viral conditions affecting the eyes such as conjunctivitis.

  • Ademetionine is used in the treatment of chronic liver (hepatic) problems. It helps the liver cells to function normally and reduces fibrosis of the liver.

  • Insulin, to stabilise diabetic pets, is the usual drug that has to be administered daily by owners.

  • Manufacturers of registered products for dogs have today made tremendous efforts to ensure that medicines are not only efficacious but also palatable.

  • Many drugs in tablet form, licensed for use in dogs, have been specially formulated with palatability in mind. However, if your dog is at all suspicious he is unlikely to eat the tablet voluntarily irrespective of how pleasant it may taste.

  • Aglepristone is used for pregnancy termination (abortion) in female dogs. It can be given up to 45 days after mating.

  • Allopurinol is used in the treatment of urate stones (calculi, uroliths) affecting the urinary system. Your veterinarian may also prescribe a special diet and medication to change the pH of the urine.

  • Aminocaproic acid is an agent that prevents the breakdown of fibrin, a protein needed for proper blood clotting. It has been advocated for the treatment of degenerative myelopathy (DM).