Pet Drug Patches

Written by Mark Woodcock

The use of transdermal patches within human medicine is very popular for people who may want to quit smoking, relieve pain and even to replace hormones. Can these drug patches work for our pets?

Transdermal drugs for animals are very similar to those used for humans. In some cases like fentanyl,repparttar pain killer, it is identical. The drug is administered throughrepparttar 140688 patch which is applied to a saved area of your pets skin, thus enablingrepparttar 140689 drug to reachrepparttar 140690 bloodstream acrossrepparttar 140691 skin (transdermally). Not all drugs used transdermally are available in patch form, some drugs are compounded by pharmacists into a gel which is applied to your pets skin, usuallyrepparttar 140692 undersied ofrepparttar 140693 ear flap. The fentanyl patch, use mainly in humans, has been used on dogs, cats and horses inrepparttar 140694 use of pain control management.

In general drugs which are given transdermally enterrepparttar 140695 bloodstream much slower than using other routes, such as orally or by injection, therefore using patches would not work for drugs that are needed immediately. These drugs tend only to be used when the

Flea and Tick Control

Written by Mark Woodcock

No matter where you live, including cities and rural areas, your pets can be subjected to irritating flea and tick bites and Lyme disease,repparttar potentially fatal disease caused by tick and flea bites. Not only will fleas cause discomfort to your pets, but they can also invade your home, propagating in carpets, bedding and furniture, and WILL bite you, causing severe itching and swelling.

Flea Control repellants are also sold in liquid form and are usually applied betweenrepparttar 140687 shoulder blades. Be warned that over use can cause vomiting and neurological problems in dogs.

Many Flea Control products are availabe forrepparttar 140688 treatment of flea and tick infestation. All products have advantages and disadvantages and may/ may not be safe to use with other Flea Control products.

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