Canine atopy can be difficult to distinguish from flea allergy dermatitis, scabies, demodectic mange, food allergies, and other skin diseases. The diagnosis can be suspected based on the history, location of skin lesions, and seasonal pattern of occurrence. Skin scrapings, bacterial and fungal cultures, skin biopsy and a trial hypoallergenic test diet should be considered before starting a course of treatment for atopy. It is important to treat and eliminate fleas as flea allergy dermatitis further complicates the condition.
For Dogs 6 months and older
COSOPT is indicated for the reduction of elevated intraocular pressure in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension who are insufficiently responsive to beta-blockers (failed to achieve target IOP determined after multiple measurements over time). It works by lowering pressure in the eye by decreasing the production of natural fluids in the eye. COSOPT is used for patients whose eye condition has not responded to another medication.
Cuprimine is used in the treatment of medical problems such as Wilson's disease, rheumatoid arthritis and to prevent kidney stones.
Diamox is specially formulated to treat and prevent ailments that include:
* Glaucoma * Acute mountain sickness (altitude sickness) * Some treatment plans for congestive heart failure * Seizure disorders
Tapazole(Methimazole) may be used in dogs receiving cisplatin, an anti-cancer drug, in order to protect the kidneys.
Brand Name: Rimadyl
Novox is a branded generic form of carprofen; the brand name form of carprofen is Rimadyl. This non-narcotic, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication is used to treat pain and inflammation in dogs. Carprofen has been shown to be clinically effective for relieving signs associated with osteoarthritis and other joint abnormalities, including hip dysplasia, in dogs. Scored caplets are easy to break apart to give the exact dose your pet needs.
Optimmune Eye Ointment - (0.2% cyclosporine, USP) 3.5 gm Ophthalmic Ointment is indicated for management of chronic keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS) and chronic superficial keratitis (CSK) in dogs.
Paxil is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) used to treat depression, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), social anxiety disorder (social phobia) and generalized anxiety disorders (GAD). SSRIs work by helping to restore the balance of certain natural substances in the brain (neurotransmitters).
Rimadyl (Carprofen) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used in dogs for the treatment of pain associated with surgery and dental procedures. Carprofen is also used for the treatment of inflammation in dogs for conditions such as arthritis or hip dysplasia.
Travatan is a prostaglandin used to treat glaucoma.