Three Different Pet Meds for Cats
“There are so many cat treatments but I don't understand what they all are.”
Your average cat owner can get slightly bewildered about all the different treatments out there for various cat problems. Not all veterinary practices give a clear description of exactly what the treatments are either.
Here you will get an outline of two different treatments. You will get an explanation of the drug and any side-effects. These are guidelines only; you must always consult a vet before purchase or self-diagnosis.
Onsior - Veterinary Prescription Required. This drug is available for both cats and dogs. Its primary use is to relieve symptoms that cats with joint disease (osteoarthritis) suffer from. It reduces pain and stiffness in the joints, increasing mobility and enjoyment of exercise. It's directed particularly towards causes of inflammation, and side-effects are rare. However, it is important to remember not to give to pets that are suffering from dehydration or have a kidney/gastrointestinal condition. Also, if vomiting and/or diarrhoea start to occur stop immediately and consult a certified vet.
Felimazole - Veterinary Prescription Required. This medicine is used to treat cats with hyperthyroidism, which is a condition that mainly affects older animals and relates to over-activity or the thyroid gland. The medication is designed to control the amount of hormones released by the thyroid gland. The over-activity can cause fast heart rates, high blood pressure and problems with the eyes and other organs. Some side-effects can include itchiness around the head and the neck. If any extreme side-effects occur stop treatment and consult a certified vet immediately. Another good medication to help cats with hyperthyroidism is Vidalta, which comes in a tablet form, and can be purchased from numerous websites.
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