Drug information

Oclacitinib Apoquel®

(back to drug table) Prescriber Highlights JAK1 & JAK3 inhibitor for treating pruritus in dogs. New drug so full adverse effect profile is unknown. Most commonly reported adverse effects are gastrointestinal related (vomiting, diarrhea, inappetence), polydipsia, and lethargy. Serious adverse  Continue Reading »

Ivermectin / Heartgard®

(back to drug table) In dogs, ivermectin is FDA-approved only for use as a preventative for heartworm. In cats, it is FDA-approved for heartworm prevention and control of hookworms. It has also been used as a microfilaricide, ectoparasiticide, and endoparasiticide.  Continue Reading »

Polysulfated Glycosaminoglycan (PSGAG) (Adequan Injection)

Polysulfated Glycosaminoglycan (PSGAG) (Adequan Injection) Uses: Canine Adequan is recommended for intramuscular injection for the control of signs associated with non-infectious degenerative and/or traumatic arthritis of caninesynovial joints Warnings: Adverse Reactions: In the clinical efficacy trial, 24 dogs were treated  Continue Reading »

Amoxicillin/Clavulanic Acid (Clavamox®)

Amoxicillin/Clavulanic Acid (Clavamox®) (back to drug table) Uses: Amoxicillin/potassium clavulanate tablets and oral suspension products are FDA-approved for use in dogs and cats for the treatment of urinary tract, skin and soft tissue infections caused by susceptible organisms. It is  Continue Reading »

Afoxolaner (NexGard®)

Use: Afoxolaner chewable tablets (NexGard®) are approved by FDA for the treatment and prevention of flea infestations (Ctenocephalides felis), and the treatment and control of American dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis, also called wood tick), black-legged tick (Ixodes scapularis, also called deer  Continue Reading »

Can you just fill my pet’s prescription?

The the first paragraph could be: Our veterinary clinic’s loyal clients often ask us to fill or refill their pets’ prescriptions. Depending on the circumstances, sometimes the answer is “Yes” and sometimes it is “No”. Here’s why: 1. Have we recently seen  Continue Reading »

Fluconazole pricing has gone through the roof – We’re here to help

Fluconazole through the roof Many of our clients have dogs (and occasionally cats) that test positive for Valley Fever. In my years of practice, the treatments have evolved from Amphotericin B to ketoconzole to itraconazole to fluconazole. Each of these  Continue Reading »

Why buy your pet’s medication from your veterinarian

We live in the internet age where without leaving the comfort of our home, we can order anything from a big screen television to an automobile and have them shipped directly to our door. With our very busy lives, saving  Continue Reading »

Arthritis in Dogs

Osteoarthritis (OA) As my pets age, they seem to act more and more like their owner – me (Dr. Tenney). They get up slowly, they circle around when getting ready to lie down and whimper and whine a lot. Many  Continue Reading »

Gabapentin for Pain Relief in Pets

Gabapentin was originally introduced as an antiepileptic drug in humans. Later it was discovered to have analgesic (pain relieving) properties. How it achieves this result is not understood. Used alone, Gabapentin is NOT effective in relieving pain. When used in  Continue Reading »

Adequan Injectable for Arthritis in Pets

Many clients understand that glucosamine is beneficial for treating arthritis. In fact, one of the most common questions asked is if glucosamine and chondroitin can benefit their dogs and cats. There are benefits from taking these supplements. There are 10  Continue Reading »