The Five Essential Dog Remedies
Five essential medications for dogs
1. Cold and flu medicine
People are better off not giving their dogs western medications for colds and flu because it’s a little hard to keep track of how dogs react to chemical ingredients. Personally, I think cold and flu flush, antiviral oral liquid, and Shuang Huang Lian for cold and respiratory tract infections are better herbal medicines. Since herbal medicines are generally mild in nature, they are mostly oral liquids with better dose control.
2. Digestive aids
Multi-Enzyme and Yeast tablets are a must-have digestive for dogs at home. Dogs have a delicate digestive system and often vomit or have diarrhea caused by eating too much or too fast. Not only can you give him digestive pills when he has a bad appetite, but you can also give him a few digestive pills during the day to prevent it.
3. Antidiarrheal drugs
4. Anti-inflammatory drugs
You can also give your dog some oral anti-inflammatory medication if he has significant inflammation, or more severe redness, a skin condition, and you can give him some amoxicillin, which is also a mild anti-inflammatory that doesn’t irritate the dog’s stomach too much.
5. Motion sickness medication
Car sickness dog ride dizzy nin is also a common remedy in the house. Calculate the dosage before going out to eat a little, you can make the dog drive more quiet. But now most dogs go out in cars all day long and basically don’t get carsick, so car sickness medicine is not a must for every dog mom.
In general, we can give our dogs some of the mild internal medications that we often take, but with two principles: make sure the dog is just a familiar minor problem with no chance of serious illness like an early cold, it is easy to ignore; and the dose must be conservative and not overdone. Finally, be sure to carefully observe whether your treatment is working for the dog. If you take the medication for two days, you must go to the hospital. Do not delay the dog’s illness. If the dog vomits and has severe diarrhea, you should see your doctor promptly to avoid delaying treatment.
II. Easy to give medication to dogs</span
II. Easy to give your dog medication
1. Gastric tube drug delivery method
This method doses liquid medication. The method is easy to operate, safe and reliable, and does not waste medication. When using the gastric tube for drug delivery, a spindle-handled opener made of metal or hardwood should be prepared first, the surface should be smooth, and the middle of the opener should have a hole for inserting the gastric tube, then prepare the drug delivery tube 0.5-0.6 cm in diameter for puppies and 1-1.5 cm in diameter for large dogs. rubber or plastic tube. 14-gauge catheter can also be used instead. When drug delivery, the large dog adopts a sitting position to keep it in place, and the small dog can raise its predecessor into a vertical position.
The helper places the spindle-shaped opener in the mouth, allows the dog to bite down, and holds the opener in the corner of the mouth with a string. The douter holds a lubricated gastric tube, inserts it into the small hole of the opener, and slowly pushes it into the back of the tongue. As the dog swallows, the gastric tube is pushed into the esophagus. After insertion to a certain depth measured first with the gastric tube, the dog’s nose to the eighth rib insertion depth, the end of the gastric tube is placed into a cup filled with water. If bubbles appear at the end of the gastric tube, the tube is inserted into the trachea and should be immediately withdrawn and then inserted; if there are no bubbles, the tube is inserted into the stomach and should continue to be pushed deeper and then connected from the end to a syringe without a pushing core, and the fluid is slowly passed through the syringe and the tube into the stomach. After drug infusion, all the remaining drug in the tube is pushed into the stomach with the syringe push core, and then the mouth of the gastric tube is pinched and slowly pulled out to prevent the drug remaining in the gastric tube from accidentally entering the trachea. The used gastric tube was washed and then soaked in 0.1% Neosporin solution for disinfection.
2. Transoral drug delivery method
1 Mixed feeding and drug delivery method
For loss of appetite, odorless, non-irritating, medication A small amount of medication. To administer the medication, mix the medication with the dog’s favorite food and let the dog eat it on its own. In order for the dog to successfully eat the mixed food, it is best to make the dog hungry before taking the medication.
2 Oral administration method
Or the gavage method. The drug is forcibly instilled into the dog’s stomach through the mouth. Thus, this method can be used with appetite, as long as the dose of drug is not too high and there is no significant irritation. Before irrigation, the drug is added to a small amount of water to make a slurry or a thin paste. When irrigating, the dog is stood in bail or lying on its side in bail, and the assistant grasps the dog’s upper and lower jaws with his hands, separating them up and down. The druggiver scrapes the mud with a round blunt bamboo blade and applies the drug directly to the root of the tongue, or uses a spoon to pour the thin paste of the drug deep into the mouth or onto the root of the tongue, slowly releases the hand, and lets the dog swallow it by itself. When the amount is large, stand in bail and have an assistant pull the neck tight and fix the upper and lower jaws. The person giving the medication holds the bottle or metal syringe in one hand and opens the corner of the mouth from one side with the other hand, then slowly pours the solution into the mouth and lets it swallow, swallowing and then filling.
As for the capsule or tablet, after opening the mouth, deliver the tablet to the root of the tongue deep in the mouth with a spoon or bamboo tablet, close the mouth quickly, and gently tap the jaw to induce the dog to swallow the drug. Special attention should be paid to the fact that after oral injection, the dog’s head should not be raised too high, the mouth should not be higher than the ears, and the injection should be slow and patient to avoid roughness so as not to inject into the trachea and lungs. For irritating aqueous medications, especially when the dose is large, oral administration is not appropriate.
The aqueous dosing method is used for suspensions, herbal decoctions, etc. , for instilling small amounts of aqueous medications, or for adding powder fragments with small amounts of water. The method of operation is:Let the dog stand or sit with proper bailout. The dosing person uses the left hand to open the mouth from the corner of the mouth, and uses the right hand to hold the medicine bottle or irrigation spoon to insert into the mouth, pour in the medicine, swallow, and then irrigate until the irrigation is completed. Note that the dog’s head should not be raised too high to avoid accidental swallowing. It is suitable for a small amount of drugs or formed tablets, pills, creams, etc.
III. Be cautious about feeding human medications
III. Be cautious about feeding human drugs
1. Cold and flu medicine
Many pet dogs get colds due to the cold weather. Pet owners think it’s a minor problem and there’s no need to go to the hospital and give them cold medicine without permission, but many people shouldn’t give their pets cold medicine. Since most human cold medications on the market are synthetic drugs, although the ingredients are labeled, the exact ingredients that cause poisoning in dogs are not studied by vets. But generally speaking, human cold medicine is less harmful to pets than painkillers, and larger pets can generally resist, while small dogs will have fevers and other adverse reactions. It is best to use pet-specific medication when your pet has a cold.
Caffeine, a caffeine-containing cold medicine or other drug containing this substance used to stimulate the cerebral cortex and analgesia, can also cause spinal cord stimulation in pets, who can have convulsions, seizures, coma, and even death chocolate also contains this substance.
The main ingredient in painkillers such as Fenbid is ibuprofen, which provides fast pain relief, but because pets have different body weight and immunity than people. When dogs take this drug, they can die at no more than 5 mg per kilogram of body weight.
3. Chinese medicine
Chinese herbs containing Shou Wu Shi Ning, such as Bone Spur Ning, stimulate the spinal cord, causing corns to recoil and instant death in pets.
The use of substances such as tea tree oil in cats can cause reservoir poisoning.
Although dogs are very understanding and are considered our friends and even children, they are not human after all, and many of their physiology is far removed from that of humans. In terms of drugs, the pharmacological effects are likely to be opposite. That is, the drugs that can cure people can be fatal to dogs. Some drugs are very toxic to dogs and owners should be aware of them. The bodies of dogs and humans are very different, and many human elixirs can cause fatal allergies in dogs. Different breeds of dogs, this dog and that dog have different physical conditions, and the dosage is difficult to grasp. Not to mention that the symptoms observed by the layman’s eye are often inaccurate or superficial, so the risk of unauthorized medication is high. A reliable hospital and veterinarian should be found to diagnose and treat the symptoms.
IV. Knowledge of medication for diarrhea and eczema in dogs
IV. Knowledge of medication for diarrhea and eczema in dogs
Yeast tablets: 8-12 g/kg, orally, three times a day.
Lactase:1-2 g/kg, orally, three times a day.
Haloperidol: 10 mg/kg, orally, twice a day.
Simethicone: 250-500 mg/kg orally, twice a day.
Vidicam: 0.02-0.08 g/kg orally, twice.
1 Chinese herbal medicine and usage
Externally applied formula: 10 grams of sulfur, 10 grams of staminaria, 10 grams of silver flower, 10 grams of Qing Dai, 5 grams of spotted chela, 10 grams of alum, 10 grams of yellow lily, 5 grams of groundnut, 15 grams of dragon bone, developed into very fine reserve. After the affected area is cleaned with salt water, take the appropriate amount of Chinese herbal medicine end sprinkled on the surface of the rash, 2 times a day, once a week.
Internal formula Skin 20 g, snake bed 20 g, white moss peel 10 g, thornbush 10 g, wind 10 g, hemp 10 g, kudzu 10 g, stiff silkworm 10 g, wu hua 10 g, astragalus 10 g. The water is decocted and dregs are removed, and isothermal infusion is taken, 1 day 1 dose, 1 week 1 course of treatment.
Typical case 2>
A 2 year old dog was admitted. Complaint:The dog was scratching and biting on the skin of the ears, tail root, and legs, which looked itchy.
Examination of the dog’s skin on the ears, tail root, and legs was dehiscent or eroded with redness or crusting on the edges, ulcerated spots, pain, elevated mouth temperature, and drooling. The above-mentioned Chinese herbal medicine is used externally and treated orally for 3 days, and the surface erosion of the dog is reduced, followed by 4 days of treatment, and various diseases disappear and cure.
Summarizes the ways dog lovers treat their dogs’ diarrhea themselves. Starve for a day:This works well for dogs that have eaten too much and have diarrhea, but be careful that food is not cut off from water. Gentamicin injection: usually about half a bottle by 5 kg body weight, but now gentamicin injection does not seem to be easy to find. Treatment with stomach medicine: Similac Gastrofluan 0.2-0.5 mg / kg, oral, three times a day dog diarrhea, do not use yellow lotusin. The reason is not very clear, but the general hospital prescribing or experience among friends do not need yellow lotusin to treat dog diarrhea.
V. Precautions for feeding deworming medication to dogs
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V. Precautions for feeding deworming medication to dogs
Doctors determine the amount of medication a dog should be given based on the dog’s weight. They should give the dog the dewormer exactly as the doctor tells them to. For example, as long as they feed 3/4 of a tablet, don’t feel like feeding the dog the rest if it’s wasted. If the dog doesn’t have enough skin, it could kill the dog~!
Usually vets have two types of deworming medications, domestic and imported, for around $5-$10. Dogs, especially puppies, can’t take more than a few tablets. Personally, I think it’s safer to buy the imported one. I am concerned that some domestic pet medications are trivial products.
Minimize gastrointestinal irritation without compromising the effectiveness of the deworming. It is best to give the dewormer two hours after the dog has eaten, when most of the dog’s stomach has been digested and the stomach is neither full nor completely empty, meaning that the medication can be better mixed in the food and digested at this time. Giving the dog dewormer at this time will reduce the number of vomits and will allow the dewormer to work to repel the worms.
A few days after taking the dewormer, watch your dog’s feces. Sometimes there will be parasite eggs or dead parasites excreted together in the body. This is a good sign that the dewormer you gave your dog is doing its job. If there are persistent parasites excreted, then you need to consult your doctor if you need to consolidate again and take another dewormer after a while. Also, if your dog’s stool continues to get softer, or if there is something else that appears different from the usual BB, it is safer to go to the hospital to have the stool checked.
For some dogs, each dose of dewormer can be an ordeal. When a dog vomits and has diarrhea after taking a dewormer, the dog’s owner should be aware. First, remember the brand of dewormer you took and remember not to use that brand of dewormer next time. Consult your doctor if there is a dewormer with less gastrointestinal irritation to try. If it still doesn’t work, it is recommended to consider giving up deworming your dog. However, it must be clear that abandoning deworming is for dogs that have no obvious signs of parasites in their bodies. Deworming can only be abandoned if the dog is eating, drinking and pooping normally, is of normal weight, and has no parasitic eggs after stool testing.