Carboplatin for Treating Cancer in Dogs and Cats

Carboplatin Carboplatin is a platinum-containing chemotherapy drug used by veterinarians to treat certain cancers in dogs and cats. Its primary use in veterinary medicine is for the treatment of osteosarcoma, or cancer of the bones, in dogs. Other Uses for Carboplatin in Veterinary Medicine Carboplatin is also a frequently prescribed chemotherapy agent for the treatment […]

Secnidazole, an Anti-Infective for Felines

Secnidazole for Treatment of Parasites in Cats Secnidazole is a benzimidazole anti-infective (same class as metronidazole). It binds to the parasite‚Äôs DNA and causes helical damage, resulting in parasite death. It is used off-label in cats to treat Giardia spp, and potentially to treat Tritrichomonas (based on activity), though the latter is not cited in […]

Amphotericin B For Treating Fungal Infections

Amphotericin B Amphotericin-B is a macrolide antifungal drug that is used in veterinary medicine to treat extremely serious fungal infections. This medication is strictly for fungal infections; it is not effective against viral, rickettsial or bacterial infections. How Amphotericin-B Works Amphotericin-B is produced by the bacteria Streptomyces nodosus and it binds to the cell wall […]

Bisacodyl For Treating Animals With Constipation

Bisacodyl Bisacodyl is classified as a stimulant laxative and is used in veterinary medicine to treat animals suffering from constipation, or when the large intestine of the animal needs to be emptied, as is often the case prior to a surgical procedure. Treating Constipation With Bisacodyl Bisacodyl is available over the counter, and does not […]

Dasatanib For Veterinary Use

Dasatanib Dasatanib is a tyrosine kinase (TK) inhibitor that is used in veterinary medicine for the treatment of oral squamous cell carcinoma in cats, and osteosarcoma and hemangiosarcoma in dogs. How Dasatanib Works Dasatanib works by preventing the proteins that are responsible for causing the rapid growth of certain cancer cells from binding with healthy […]