Cats + Medications

  • Propranolol is a non-selective beta blocking agent, which is used to correct irregular heartbeat. Propranolol decreases the heart’s need for blood and oxygen and therefore reduces the amount of work the heart must do. Propranolol may also be used to decrease high blood pressure. This medication may be prescribed for other conditions as determined by your veterinarian.

  • Pyrantel pamoate is an anthelmintic. Anthelmintics are used to treat infections with intestinal worms.

  • Pyridostigmine bromide is use for the treatment of myasthenia gravis. This disorder is characterized by muscular weakness. This medication inhibits the enzyme cholinesterase and allows weakened muscles to work better.

  • Ranitidine is a histamine-blocking agent. It helps reduce the amount of gastric acid secreted in the stomach and helps protect the stomach against the formation of ulcers. It has also been used to treat gastritis and other reflux and hypersecretory conditions. Ranitidine may be used to stimulate contractions of the stomach.

  • Rifampin is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections caused by Rhodococcus, Mycobacteria and Staphylococci. Rifampin has antifungal activity when combined with other antifungal agents and may be used to treat infections such as histoplasmosis or aspergillosis.

  • Ronidazole is a synthetic antibacterial and antiprotazoal agent used in treating trichomoniasis in cats.

  • Does your home double as a drug store? Do you have medications stashed in the bathroom cabinet, kitchen drawer and pantry shelf? Are random bottles haphazardly tossed into the “pharmacy”?Here are a few tips to help you safely handle your household medicine inventory.

  • Selamectin is a topical agent used to kill parasites in dogs and cats. It is used to kill adult fleas, prevent flea eggs from hatching, prevent and control flea infestations, prevent heartworm disease and treat and control ear mite infestations in dogs and cats. This product may also be prescribed by your veterinarian for the treatment and control of sarcoptic mange, control of tick infestations in dogs and the treatment of intestinal hookworm and roundworm infections in cats.

  • Sotalol is a non-selective beta-blocking agent, and is used to correct an irregular heartbeat.

  • Spironolactone is a diuretic, and is used to increase the amount of urine produced and excreted from the body. It is prescribed when the pet does not respond to other diuretics, or if other diuretics have resulted in low potassium levels.

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