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
Heartgard is an anthelminthic (dewormer) used for the prevention of heartworm disease in dogs and cats. Heartgard is also used for the control of hookworm in cats. Combined with pyrantel pamoate (Heartgard Plus), it also protects against hookworm and roundworm in dogs.
Tapazole(Methimazole) may be used in dogs receiving cisplatin, an anti-cancer drug, in order to protect the kidneys.
Nuheart is an anthelminthic (dewormer) used for the prevention of heartworm disease in dogs and cats. This is the generic form of Heartgard and the active ingredients are exactly the same as Heartgard.
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.
TRIFEXIS kills fleas and prevents flea infestations, treats and controls hookworms, whipworms and roundworms, and prevents heartworm disease. TRIFEXIS is for use in dogs and puppies 8 weeks of age or older and 5 pounds of body weight or greater. TRIFEXIS prevents heartworm disease by killing certain stages that develop after an infected mosquito bites a dog. As with other heartworm preventives, TRIFEXIS does not kill adult heartworms. TRIFEXIS can prevent flea infestations from becoming established, and can also remove any fleas that are on your dog at the time of treatment.
Please note that Trifexis is also known as Panoramis if sourced from Elanco AUS verus Elanco U.S. Panoramis is the exact same as Trifexis, just branded as Panoramis Internationally.