Amoxicillin

Why has my veterinarian prescribed this medicine? Amoxicillin is a synthetic penicillin-type antibiotic effective against a range of infections caused by gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. This medication has been prescribed for your pet to treat a bacterial...

Aminocaproic Acid – Supplements

What is aminocaproic acid? Aminocaproic acid is an anti-fibrinolytic agent (an agent that prevents the breakdown of fibrin, a protein needed for proper blood clotting). R.M. Clemmons, Associate Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery at the University of Florida...

Amazon Parrots – Feeding

General Information Our knowledge of bird nutrition is constantly evolving. This is due both to heightened awareness of the importance of nutrition and to increased research into birds different needs. As with all other animals, birds need a proper balance of...

Aluminum Hydroxide

Why has my veterinarian prescribed this medicine? Aluminum hydroxide is used to reduce hyperphosphatemia (elevated blood levels of phosphate) in patients with kidney failure.  Aluminum salts work by reducing the amount of phosphorus absorbed from the intestine by...

Allopurinol

Why has my veterinarian prescribed this medicine? Allopurinol is used to prevent the recurrence of uric acid stones. The medicine works by decreasing the amount of uric acid in the body. This medication has also been recommended as an alternative treatment for...

Allergy – General in Dogs

What is an allergy? An allergy is a state of over-reactivity or hypersensitivity of the immune system to a particular substance called an allergen. Most allergens are proteins from plants, insects, animals or foods. “…with allergies, the immune response...

Allergy – Food Allergy in Dogs

What is food allergy? Most people know someone who is allergic to certain foods, such as strawberries or nuts. “Food allergy is one of the five most common allergies or hypersensitivities known to affect dogs.” Food allergy is one of the five most common...

Albuterol

Why has my veterinarian prescribed this medicine? Albuterol is a medication that relaxes the muscles of the airways and improves breathing.  Albuterol relieves the cough associated with asthma   How do I give this medication? Give this medication to your pet as...

Agility for Dogs

What is agility? By definition, agility is the ability to change the body’s position quickly and efficiently. This kind of nimbleness requires balance, coordination, strength, speed, and endurance. Agile dogs run, jump, and dart about gracefully. Some use their...

Aggression in Dogs – Territorial

What is territorial aggression, and how can it be diagnosed? Territorial or protective aggression may be exhibited toward people or other animals that approach the pet’s property. Generally, people and other animals that are unusual, less familiar to the dog, or...