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Pharmacology

Trilostane for Dogs With Hyperadrenocorticism

The primary goals of trilostane therapy are resolving clinical signs of hyperadrenocorticism and avoiding oversuppression of the adrenal axis.

The primary goals of trilostane therapy are resolving clinical signs of hyperadrenocorticism and avoiding oversuppression of the adrenal axis.

Selamectin Use in Companion Animals

While selamectin has been on the market for decades, it is important to review the updated literature due to extra-label use and emerging infectious concerns.

New product options represent exciting new tools in the crusade against parasites in companion animals, from the domestic to the exotic.

What You Should Know About Compounding

Compounded medications can be useful when FDA-approved medications are not available, but they should not be selected on the basis of cost alone.

Before prescribing a compounded medication, do your due diligence in verifying the source, type, quality, and reason for prescription.

Phenylpropanolamine for Urinary Incontinence

Proin, which has been shown to improve continence in dogs with USMI, is approved as a chewable tablet in the U.S.

Phenylpropanolamine is effective at improving continence in dogs with USMI, although routine blood pressure monitoring should be performed and special consideration should be taken for animals with behavioral concerns.

Desoxycorticosterone Pivalate for Dogs With Addison’s Disease

Research studies show that DOCP injectable suspension is a safe and effective therapy for dogs with Addison’s disease.

DOCP is a safe and effective mineralocorticoid replacement therapy when used in dogs with primary hypoadrenocorticism. Further research is needed to better characterize clinically appropriate starting doses and evaluate the efficacy of the various dose adjustment and monitoring protocols used in clinical practice. 

Cefovecin Sodium for Skin and Soft Tissue Infections

Convenia's (cefovecin sodium) convenient one-time dosing eliminates reliance on owner compliance while providing efficacy similar to that of traditional oral antibiotic regimens.

Cefovecin sodium provides reliable efficacy for the treatment of canine and feline skin infections, abscesses, and wounds. Its convenient one-time dosing eliminates reliance on owners to maintain medication compliance for days to weeks while providing efficacy similar to that of traditional oral antibiotic regimens.

Carprofen for Dogs: Osteoarthritis and Pain Management

Analyzing the use of carprofen for dogs with osteoarthritis, the recommended dosage of carprofen, and the additional benefits that can be seen with the use of adjunctive agents.

Carprofen for dogs with osteoarthritis has been shown to reduce pain, and additional benefits can be seen with the use of adjunctive agents.

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