My Dog Ate 300 mg Gabapentin

Let’s be honest, most people have never heard of gabapentin until it is prescribed.  So it’s natural for any dog owner to rush to the internet and look up the drug they are told will help to ease their dog’s condition. Gabapentin is becoming increasingly popular as an anticonvulsant pain management medication when prescribed alongside …

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Five Long Term Effects Of Prednisone In Dogs

Your pup suffers from severe allergies, and the poor fur kid is itching like mad. You take him to the vet, who runs a bunch of tests, pokes, and prods.  His mutterings are accentuated by the occasional “hmmm” and “I see.” Finally, he looks up from your pup, takes a deep breath, and breaks the …

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Does Metacam Make Dogs Sleepy?

Every pet parent whose pet suffers from arthritis understands the amount of pain and discomfort associated with the condition.  Metacam is often prescribed for dogs and cats with inflammation, pain from an injury or osteoarthritis.  Even as Metacam helps to manage pet arthritis, no one wants a medication with unpleasant side effects for their pet.  …

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Does Prednisone Cause Diarrhoea In Dogs?

So you noticed that your dog has loose stool while on Prednisone, why might that be?  Is Prednisone the cause?  First off, diarrhea is not one of the common side effects of Prednisone, therefore it’s unlikely that your dog’s diarrhea is caused by the medication.  However, high doses or long term use of Prednisone can …

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Can Acepromazine Kill A Dog?

Let’s say your dog has been having trouble staying calm for grooming appointments, or maybe he/ she’s very anxious when it comes to traveling- and you have a huge trip coming up ahead. Your vet has prescribed a drug called Acepromazine for your pet to take that you’ve never given to your dog before, and …

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Gabapentin Killed My Dog

I lost a dog in tragic circumstances just over two years ago. In the space of a week our dog went from being a seemingly fit and healthy 10 year old to having to be euthanized. She died of a blood disorder and despite being in the vets for about three days, they couldn’t save …

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Eight Alternatives To Cerenia

A label of a pack of Cerenia

I think that it’s safe to say that we love our dogs. For some of us they are trusted companions, for others our surrogate children.  That love for them comes with a desire to make sure they are happy and healthy as much as possible, and that may also include giving them medicine when needed.  …

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Will NyQuil Kill A Dog?

Human medications are definitely not for pets. But what happens when your dog accidentally ingests some of your flu meds? Will they get seriously sick, or will your dog be fine? Or maybe you’re looking for a good sedative to calm your dog’s anxious nerves. And you’re wondering if NyQuil is safe? Or will it …

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Can Trazodone Kill A Dog?

Just like humans, dogs are prone to anxiety and high levels of stress. Our furry friends are constantly exposed to sounds, sights and situations that they may not understand.  They have to endure deafening thunderstorms, unwanted visits to the vet, unfamiliar strangers entering their space, and the list goes on.  While some dogs have the …

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Why Is There Mucus And Blood In Stool After Deworming?

All pet parents develop a sixth sense that makes them notice if there’s something odd about their dog’s stool. This is especially true if you have a brand new puppy, quite adorable but also extremely vulnerable so you feel the need to be on the lookout constantly. If there’s mucus and blood in your puppy’s …

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