Common Pet Medications and Dosage Forms

Sina-PCCA MemberMany of our pet medications can be made in many different forms (oral treats, transdermal gel, capsule, powder, suspension/solution, spray, sublingual drop/tablet, etc.). For oral dosage forms, we can add flavors that your pets enjoy.

Some common pet medications and dosage forms are listed below.

Transdermal Gels/Creams

This dosage form is applied to the skin inside of the animal’s ear flap, also known as the pinna.

Examples:

  • Methimazole: for hyperthyroidism in cats.
  • Amitriptyline: for separation anxiety in your dog or excessive grooming, urine spraying, or anxiety in cats. Can be used in some other animals.
  • Cisapride: for GI motility issues in cats.
  • Acepromazine Maleate: for motion sickness in dogs.
  • Prednisolone: for helping inflamed areas, decrease swelling, redness, itching, allergic reactions and for supportive care during stressful periods.

Capsules

Examples:

  • Diethylstilbestrol (DES): for sphincter incontinence in female dogs
  • Potassium Bromide: for Canine and Feline Seizures and Epilepsy.
  • Cisapride: for nausea due to motility problems in the stomach.
  • Amlodipine Besylate: for hypertension, or high blood pressure, in cats and dogs.

Flavored Solutions and Suspensions

Examples:

  • Diethylstilbestrol: for urinary incontinence in dogs.
  • Phenobarbital: for seizures in dogs.
  • Acetylcysteine: for degenerative Myelopathy.

Please call us at 604-336-7462 to discuss pet medications not listed here as this is just a few of our more common pet medications, although the list would be endless.

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