Dogs-4Life.com

 

Stop Your Dog’s Side Effects From Medication

 

With the advances of veterinary medicine and research new and more powerful drugs have become the favorite of many veterinary practitioners to combat illness and eliminate pain that dogs have as a result of injury, age related conditions and surgery. The problem that travels with these new wonder drugs is the possibility of serious side effects .

 

When your dog displays signs of illness or discomfort the first course of action is to make a quick visit to the veterinarian. Depending on the symptoms that you describe and the vet observes, he may decide to do some tests to determine the cause. Some of the tests may include blood panels, stool and urine samples and X-rays  to complement the examination.

 

It may take a few days for the laboratory results to be reported to the veterinarian. Once he has the lab reports he may prescribe antibiotics for infection, or a range of other prescriptive meds, even anti-inflamatory pain medication to help your dog. This is when your  dog parent antenna  should go up. Your vet is well intentioned, but your dog is your best friend and you will want have all the facts before consenting to the use of any medication

 

When your vet prescribes any medication you should ask what the potential side effects of that medication might be. For example, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which can provide substantial levels of relief to your dog after an operation or has  joint problems, carry the associated risk of certain side effects.

 

Some of the less serious side effects from this type of medication include depression, vomiting, decreased appetite, lethargy and diarrhea. More serious side effects include liver problems and kidney damage.

 

Dr Michele Sharkey, DVM of the Office of New Animal Drug Evaluation at the Center for Veterinary medicine says that "If the pet owner can recognize a possible reaction, stop the medication, and get veterinary help, it could mean the difference between a good outcome and a disaster."

 

Immediately ceasing to give your dog the prescribed drug and contacting your vet should be an almost simultaneous course of action. Early detection of the side effect, stopping the use of the medication and veterinary intervention are critical to your dog’s recovery and health.

 

Learn the secrets only your veterinarian has known, until now, by CLICKING HERE

 

While this is clearly solid advice, many holistic and alternative medicine veterinarians suggest that the use of certain drugs and medications are inherently dangerous for dogs. They would suggest less toxic remedies as a first course, eliminating the need for some medications.

 

For example, many vets prescribe meds for allergic skin conditions that carry the potential risk of unpleasant side effects. What if your dog could eliminate the need for those meds? The risk of side effects to your dog would be eliminated and this is perhaps the best way to stop your dog’s side effect from medication.

 

Explain to your veterinarian your preference for alternate, natural treatments whenever possible. Obviously, not every condition permits this type of approach as many serious illnesses and injuries require immediate medical intervention to save your dog’s life. But for many, less serious problems, a less toxic, safer and more natural remedy may be just what the doctor ordered to heal your dog’s condition and contribute to his long term health as well.

 

When your dog has an itch or rash, do you call the veterinarian ? If your vet is unavailable or you're out of town, what can you do if Fido  is sick? The answers to many questions you would ask your vet can be found at http://www.dogs-4life.com/veterinary-secrets.html

  

 

Dogs4 Life Book Reviews
Choosing the Best Veterinarian
Stop Your Dog's Side Effects From Medication
Do Your Dogs Health Exam At Home
Veterinary Secrets
Dog Health Insurance
Canine Longevity
Pros and Cons of Vaccines for Dogs
Annual Vaccines-Vet Speaks Out
Why Your Rescue Dog Benefits from Spay or Neuter
Liver Disease in Dogs
Healing Liver Disease in Dogs
How to Care for Your New Adopted Dog
First Aid Tips That May Save Your Dog's Life
Is Raw Meat Safe For Your Dog?
Five Ways to Prevent Your Dog From Getting Cancer
What If Your Dog Has Canine Cancer?
Kidney Failure in Dogs
Keep Your Dog Safe At Home
Prevent Canine Heatstroke
Don't Let Your Dog Die From Heatstroke
Is Your Dog Dehydrated?
Pharmaceutical Companies Drug Dogs for Profit
Flea Meds Fatal?
Household Cleaners Fatal to Dogs
Antifreeze Update
Canine Obesity
Does Your Dog Have Ringworm
Brushing Dogs Teeth Saves Lives
Summer Safety for Dogs
Kennel Cough
Summer Clean for Healthy Dogs
Dog Flea and Tick Treatments Danger
DeSkunking Your Dog
Easter Safety Tips for Dogs
Canine Anxiety Remedies
Dog Meds Fatal?
Halloween Safety Tips for Dogs
Impacted Anal Glands+ Constipated Dogs Help
Dog Arthritis Remedies
Dog Licks, Bites, Chews Paws
Head Shaking+Dog Ear Infections
Dog Acne Solutions
Canine Allergy Relief
Your Dogs REAL Human Age
Dogs Tell Us They're Sick
Canine Heart Meds
Canine Pain Control
Is Your Dog Pessimistic?
Senior Dog Health Remedies
Canine Arthritis Remedies
Bordatella Vaccines Necessary?
Xylitol Danger to Dogs
Look for Cancer to EXTEND Fido's Life
Vets Adverse Drug Reports
Dog Behavior
Disobedient Dog Help
Simple Tips for Solving Dog Behavior Problems
Why Dogs Bark and How to Control Barking
How to Stop Your Dog From Biting
How to Control Dog Food Aggression
How to Control Dog Whining
How to Stop Your Dog From Digging
Easily Housetrain Your Adult Dog
4 Ways To Stop Dog Aggression
How to Stop Your Dog’s Excessive Licking
How to Control Your Dog's Hyperactivity
3 Ways To Stop Your Dog From Jumping
Coprophagia in Dogs, Causes and Cures
8 Ways to Stop Submissive Urination in Dogs
5 Ways to Stop Your Dog’s Fear of Loud Noises
How to Easily Train Your Dog
Separation Anxiety in Dogs
Dogs Fearful of Noise
Sleeping With Dogs DEADLY?
Hiking with Fido Tips
Pain Aggression in Dogs
Dog Chewing
Is Your Dog Hyper?
Help a Choking Dog
Safe Dog Toys
When Dogs are Home Alone
Your Dog a Mind Reader?
Dogs Understand Speech?
Keep Dogs SAFE in Cars
Teach Children New Puppy Care or Dog
Dogs 4 Life Articles
Dog Care Articles
Watch Animal Precinct
Dog Care News

Dogs 4 Life
a Dogs tale cont'd
Where is My Perfect Dog?
Abused Dog Adoption
Senior Dogs
Dog Breed Rescue
Handicapped Dogs
Ever Met a Bionic Dog?
Healthy Dog Gourmet
Dog Care Resources
Stray Dog's Prayer
Helpful Links
The Rainbow Bridge
Rescue Dogs
Why a Rescue Dog May Save Your Life
Spay Neuter Saves Dogs Lives
Save a Senior Dog
Military Puppy Rescue
Shelter Dogs
Why Adopt a Dog
7 Must Haves When Bringing A New Dog Home
Dog Adoption Video Tips
Pursuing the Perfect Dog Shelter
Shelter Me 2nd Chances
Homeland Security Recruits Homeless Dogs
The Perfect Dog Shelter
Dog Adoption
Puppy Mill Horror
Outlaw Puppy Mills
Support Puppy Protection & Safety
No Kill Nation
No Kill Doumentary
Before ANY Dog Goes to Pound
Is it Euthanasia or Murder?
How Much is Your Dog Worth?
Dog Health Insurance
Dog Food That Kills
Secret Dog Food Video
Dog Food Recall Not a First to Kill Dogs
Poison Dog Food
Dog Food Labeling Better Than Human Food, Industry Claims
Does Your Dog Food Include Euthanized Dog?
7 Tips For Choosing the Best Dog Food
Dog Food Recall Spurs Low Priced Brands
Raw vs Kibble
FDA Halts Imports- 2200 Dogs Die
Acid in Recalled Dog Food
Dog Food Recall Cross Contamination
Dog Food Allergies
Dog Food Recall Federal Law
What Do Dogs Really Eat?
Acid Found in Dog Food
Is Raw Meat Safe for My Dog?
OK to Feed Fido Plastic, Says FDA
Are Your Dog Treats a Health Risk?
Nuts Dangerous for Dogs
Chicken Jerky Danger for Dogs
Thanksgiving Recipe for Dogs
Chocolate Safe for Dogs?
Antibiotics in Your Dog's Food ?
Mold in Dog Food?
Dog Food Dangerous to Touch
Dog Food Mold Causes Liver Disease and Cancer
Federal Indictment Unleashes Fury at Dog Food Makers
Homemade & Natural Diets for Dogs
Safe Dog Food
Is Homemade Dog Food Dangerous?
Stop Dental Experiments on Dogs
Dogs 4 Life University
Site Map

Member:

ASPCA                        

Best Friends

Canine Health Concern   

Dog Rescues Worldwide