Chlorpromazine to Control Nausea in Pet Patients

Chlorpromazine Chlorpromazine is part of a class of drugs known as phenothiazine derivatives. It is used by veterinarians primarily to help control nausea and vomiting in patients. Chlorpromazine can also be used in some cases as a mild to moderate sedative. How Chlorpromazine Works The exact pharmacology of Chlorpromazine is not currently understood, but it […]

Understanding Cushing’s Disease in Pets

Cushing’s Disease in Pets and Companion Animals For those familiar with Cushing’s Disease or pituitary dependent hypercortisolism, it may come as some surprise that it occurs in cats and dogs as well as in humans. It is, in fact, one of the most common endocrine disorders affecting pets and companion animals. Cushing’s Disease strikes the […]

Cefixime to Treat Bacterial Infections in Pets

Cefixime Cefixime is a semi-synthetic, cephalosporin antibiotic used by veterinarians to treat a wide range of bacterial infections in dogs and cats. The broad range of this antibiotic makes it a common choice over limited range antibiotics like amoxicillin, ampicillin and other penicillin-based drugs. Treating Bacterial Infections With Cefixime Common infections treated with Cefixime include […]

Calcium EDTA to Treat Lead Poison in Pets

Calcium EDTA Edetate Calcium Disodium, also known as Calcium EDTA, is a chelating agent used by veterinarians to treat lead poisoning in dogs and cats. It is used to treat other types of heavy metal toxicity in animals as well. How Animals Get Lead Poisoning Animals can get lead poisoning just as humans can — […]

Understanding Hypothyroidism in Pets

Hypothyroidism in Pets and Companion Animals Hypothyroidism is caused by a lack of production of the metabolism-regulating hormone thyroxine by the animal’s thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is located in a dog or cat’s neck, and is responsible for producing many of the hormones used in various chemical processes in the body, including the regulation […]