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Just like humans dogs can get diseases and conditions that are unbearable for them to stand. In many cases these diseases and conditions can be treated with medication. Conditions such as arthritis, joint pain, and pink eye are all conditions that both humans and dogs can obtain. Arthritis can be a painful condition in both dogs and humans. The good thing is there is a medicine that can help your dog through the pain. Pink eye is another condition that can be treated with medication as well. Here are some of those medications to help treat your pet’s illnesses as well as the effects they can have on your pet.

Rimadyl is a drug that dogs can take to help them with arthritis pain. Rimadyl is an anti-inflammatory drug that has been approved by the FDA to relieve pain and inflammation in dogs with arthritis. Pain medications such as aspirin are useful for humans can be toxic to your pet. Thankfully Rimadyl is there to help your dog through their pain and suffering that is caused by arthritis. It is highly recommended by many veterinarian all across the world and has been proven safe for your dog to take once or twice a day.  Rimadyl side effects include: nausea and diarrhea. This is the first medication to be approved in the United States for dogs who suffer with arthritis. Rimadyl is not harmful to your pet and can help them get back to their normal lives.

It is possible for your dog to obtain other diseases and conditions that will take more than just a supplement to treat. Heart worms are a common condition in dogs that can be treated with different types of medication. Ivermectin is a treatment for dogs with heart worm infections. It is amazing what this medication can do for heart worm infections however there are some serious side effects that come with it.

Specific breeds of dogs such as the collie, German shepherd, and the Old English sheepdog to have a sensitivity to this medication. Some of the side effects are: drooling, seizures, vomiting, slow heartbeat, and loss of appetite. If you notice any of the side effects and your pet while taking this medication consult your veterinarian immediately. If you have one of those breeds of dogs it is important to make sure that this medication is never prescribed as a means to treat heart worm infections.

While there are many medications that can help your pet there are other medications that can harm them. It is important to recognize the signs of any serious health issue and report it to a veterinarian as soon as possible. Taking good care of your dog’s health is a great way to make sure they stay strong and healthy for a long time.

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