Medications for your dogs

Medications for your dogs

Medications for your dogs, If your pet has a medical condition, our veterinarian can recommend one or more drugs to Control, treat, or cure the problem. Although some veterinary-specific drugs are available, Many of the medications used in veterinary medicine are the same as those used in humans.

Medications for your dogs

Commonly used medication types


These are drugs that kill microbes, such as bacteria and yeast, and are used to treat infections. They don’t kill viruses but are sometimes prescribed to treat secondary bacterial Infections that can occur when an animal is ill from a viral infection.

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory 

These common drugs reduce swelling, inflammation, pain, and lameness. Examples include Carprofen, deracoxib, firocoxib, and meloxicam.



Steroids have many different uses. They can be potent anti-inflammatory and are frequently used to reduce allergic and anaphylactic reactions. They are also used at high doses to suppress the immune system.  Examples include prednisone, prednisolone, and Dexamethasone.


These products are intended to prevent, repel or kill internal or external parasites, such as Intestinal worms, intestinal protozoans, heartworms, fleas, and ticks.

Behavior-modifying drugs and sedatives

These drugs are used to quiet anxious pets or help reduce anxiety associated with various Behavioral issues in pets, prepare pets for anesthesia, and reduce pet movement during Delicate procedures. Examples include diazepam, xylazine, acepromazine, and midazolam.

Hormones and other medications used to treat specific conditions

Examples include insulin used for diabetes treatment, methimazole or levothyroxine for abnormal thyroid hormone levels, and heart medications such as atenolol, digoxin, and pimobendan.

Side effects and adverse reactions

In general, medication choices involve weighing the advantages of the medication against the potential risks and taking measures to reduce side effects as much as possible. These preventive measures vary with the medication but can include keeping the drug dose and frequency as low as possible, giving the drug for the shortest time needed.

Medications for your dogs