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  • Veterinary Certifications: The Alphabet Soup of Specialists Open link in new window
    A list of the most common certifications and what those initials mean can help you feel more comfortable when you need to see a specialist.
  • Phenylpropanolamine (Proin) Open link in new window
    Phenylpropanolamine is used for the control of urinary incontinance in female dogs.
  • Seizure Disorders in Dogs Open link in new window
    Any involuntary behavior that occurs abnormally may represent a seizure. Seizures may be caused by situations within the brain (such as trauma or infection) or by situations centered outside the brain (such as low blood sugar, circulating metabolic toxins, or external poisons).
  • Territorial Marking in Cats Open link in new window
    Territorial marking, also known as urine marking or spraying in cats, is the act of purposefully urinating in an area as a way of communicating.
  • Amlodipine Besylate (Norvasc) Open link in new window
    Amlodipine besylate is used to treat high blood pressure in cats.
  • Urinary Incontinence in Dogs and Cats Open link in new window
    When a house pet develops urinary incontinence, many owners fear the worst. Urinary incontinence is usually one of easiest problems to solve so it is crucial that veterinary assistance be sought before an owner's patience is completely worn out.
  • Mirtazapine (Remeron) Open link in new window
    The side effects make mirtazapine a desirable medication for animals. It has strong anti-nausea properties and acts as a strong appetite stimulant.
  • Strangles Vaccination for your Horse Open link in new window
    Test your horse for strangles antibodies before giving any strangles vaccine.
  • Loratadine (Claritin) Open link in new window
    Loratadine represents a new generation of antihistamine that does not cross the blood-brain barrier and does not cause drowsiness. It also is much longer lasting than some of the classic antihistamines in use. The size of this tablet and its twice a day dosing schedule make it a convenient antihistamine for feline use.
  • Bethanechol Chloride (Urecholine, Myocholine) Open link in new window
    Bethanechol chloride works to strengthen the detrusor muscle's contraction. If the lower sphincter is too tight from an upper motor neuron injury, this medication will help the bladder to contract harder to overcome it. If the bladder is flabby, this medication will help it regain some shape and strength so that it can empty in a controlled fashion rather than just leaking.

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