Dog Treatments: Choosing the Right Remedies for Your Dog’s Condition

Dog Treatments

The number one consideration when determining which dog treatments might be most effective is your dog’s specific condition and/or symptoms. Does he have a cough? Is he lethargic? Won’t eat? These are just a few of the questions you should ask yourself before calling your vet. Your vet can make an educated guess over the phone based on answers to these questions and others, but in many cases, you will have to take your pet to the vet for further tests and a thorough examination. In other cases, you might be able to give your pet over-the-counter dog treatments to help ease symptoms until the condition clears up or until you can make it to the vet. For example, if your pet has a simple cut, over-the-counter antibiotics such as Neosporin are effective. If your dog is constipated, milk of magnesia is considered an excellent laxative for dogs. Dog treatments such as coated and/or buffered aspirin work well as an anti-inflammatory treatment for dogs. And finally, Robitussin is quite effective as a cough suppressant for dogs. When it comes to serious conditions and illnesses, dog treatments are best prescribed and monitored by a vet. Conditions such as dog seizures or dog worms will require several rounds of antibiotics. In the case of dog seizures, for example, dog treatments include prescription drugs such as: • Dilantin • Gabapentin • Phenobarbital • Phenobarbital & Potassium Bromide • Potassium Bromide • Primidone (Mysoline) • Valium (Diazepam) Homeopathic dog treatments can be effective as well if you know what to buy and how to prepare them. Just a few homeopathic dog treatments include flower essences and herbs such as herb tea, nettle, birch, fennel, and hips.