Pet’s appearance attracts attention of people around. That’s why owners do their best to make their pets look well-groomed, surprising their guests by nobility, grace and strength. But despite the good care, pets can be infected by parasites that not only worsen their appearance, but are harmful to health.
No less important fact is that pets, infected by parasites, can infect humans. Thus treatment of parasitic infection in pets should be carried out timely. In modern veterinary antiparasitic pets meds are used for the treatment of parasitic infections in pets. These pets meds are able to kill the external and internal parasites (ticks, fleas and worms).
Pets meds, prescribed to eliminate the external parasites, are called insecticides. Those pets meds that have insecticide properties, are available in: solution, spray, powder, emulsion and tablets.
To fight against ectoparasites, living on the pet’s skin, veterinarians use topical pets meds that can kill fleas and ticks, including those that are in incubation stage. One of the most effective topical pets meds, prescribed for getting rid of fleas and ticks in cats and dogs, is Selamectin. In drugstores, this medicine is available under the original trademark Revolution.
Topical solution Revolution (Selamectin) effectively destroys several types of parasites at once, yet it is contraindicated for some pets. Topical pets meds, containing Selamectin, cannot be used for parasites control, if:
* dog’s age is less than 6 weeks;
* cat’s age is less than 8 weeks.
In case dog’s or cat’s intestines are infected by parasite worms, they should be prescribed with oral pets meds, effectively removing the worms. Considering that pet’s gastrointestinal tract might be infected by several kinds of parasitic worms at the same time, it is rational to prescribe them combination pets meds.
Using pets meds that contain several active pharmaceutical ingredients at once, allows to several times increase the efficiency of parasitic infection therapy.
Combined pets meds that are most often prescribed to eliminate parasitic worms, contain such active ingredients as: Toluene and Dichlorophene. In pharmacies, such oral pets meds are sold under the trademarks: Vermiplex Paracide, Anaplex, Canine and Feline Wormer Caps, Zodiac 3 In 1 Worm Capsules and Difolin.
The common recommendation for use of the listed above oral pets meds, is food restrictions. Cats and dogs, infected by parasitic worms, are not recommended to drink milk and eat solid food:
* 12 hours before taking the pets meds dose;
* within 4 hours after taking pets meds dose.
If cat or dog suffer from pain, itching and vomiting, caused by parasitic infection, veterinarian can prescribe some tranquilizers in addition to antiparasitic pets meds. Pets meds with sedative effect are injected intravenously or intramuscularly as a rule. Therefore in order to make the injection, pets must be regularly taken to veterinarian.
To relieve severe pain, hyperactive cats and dogs can be prescribed with injectable pets meds, containing pharmaceutical ingredient Triflupromazine Hydrochloride. In drugstores, these kind of pets meds come on sale as Vetame trademark. And in order to ease mild to moderate pain, cats and dogs should take oral pets meds, containing Triflupromazine Hydrochloride. Oral pets meds that provide moderate analgesic and sedative effect, are available under the trade name Diquel.
To prescribe effective pets meds that can kill parasitic infection, one should identify the kind of parasite. Because veterinarian can prescribe optimal doses of safe and effective pets meds only after having identified the parasite kind and severity of infection.