Galastop contains ergoline derivative with a potent, selective and long-lasting inhibitory effect on prolactin secretion. Prolactin is the key hormone for lactogenesis and for the initiation and maintenance of lactation after parturition. Furthermore the aetiology of false pregnancy is currently thought to be mediated by rising prolactin levels stimulated by falling progesterone levels during the course of metoestrus. Galastop is used for the treatment of false pregnancy in bitches Inhibition of prolactin secretion by cabergoline results in a rapid resolution of the signs of false pregnancy, including lactation and behavioural changes. Suppression of lactation in bitches Suppression of lactation in the bitch may be required under certain clinical circumstances (for example following removal of puppies soon after birth, or following early weaning). Inhibition of prolactin secretion by Galastop results in a rapid cessation of lactation and a reduction in the size of the mammary glands.
Galastop contains the active ingredient cabergoline is available in the following strengths: 7ml Galastop and 15ml Galastop
A Veterinary Pet Prescription is required for Galastop
100mg Gabapentin is a GABA analog. It was originally developed to treat epilepsy, and currently is used to relieve neuropathic pain. The use of gabapentin in dogs is primarily to manage chronic nerve pain, with mild effectiveness managing seizures.
As with human use, the mechanism that allows the medication to work is not well understood, however, while it is structurally similar to the neurotransmitter GABA, it does not negatively affect its function.
Gabapentin contains the active ingredient Gabapentin and is available in the following strengths: 100mg Gabapentin
A Veterinary Pet Prescription is required for Gabapentin
What are Gastrogard syringes
Gastrogard contains the acive ingredient omeprazole. Gastrogard paste is licensed for the treament and prevention of gastric ulcers in horses. Gastrogard is a POM-V category medicine and is only available for purchase from an online vet pharmacy upon receipt of a valid veterinary prescription.
How does Gastrogard work?
Gastrogard is used for the treatment and prevention of stomach ulcers. Stomach ulcers develop when there is an errosion of the normal lining of the stomach. This can occur for a number of resons such as stress, particularly in young athletic horses or following transport, drug administration (such as Bute or Danilon), following a general anaesthetic or as a result of diseases such as kidney failure. Gastrogard contains omeprazole as an active ingredient. Omeprazole is known as a proton pump inhibitor and casues an increase in the pH of the stomach (reduced acidity). This prevents ulceration from occuring and allows stomach ulcers to heal.
What are the symtoms of stomach ulcers in horses?
Horses can show a variety of different symptoms as they develop ulcers. Some horses will have gastric ulceration but show no symptoms at all. Others will lose weight or show a reduced appetite. Some horses may demonstrate reduced performance competitively or show pain (e.g grunting or even aggressive behaviour) as the girth strap is placed. Sometimes vets will prescribe gastrogard to prevent ulcers from developing, e.g. before a long journey or prior to surgery.
How are gastric ulcers diagnosed?
Stomach ulcers can be suspected on the basis of clinical signs, activity and the signalement of the horse. The only way to definitively diagnose gastric ulceration is to directly visualise the ulcerated stomach. This is done using a procedure known as gastroscopy, when a camera (flexible endoscope) is passed into the horse's stomach via the nostrol, usually under sedation. This gives the vet the opportunity to collect biopsies from the stomach lining in order to make a definitive diagnosis.
A Veterinary Pet Prescription is Required for GastroGard
Hypercard for Cats (10mg) is indicated for the therapeutic treatment of feline primary hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
Hypercard is a benzothiazepine derivative which acts as a calcium channel blocker and exerts its effect by selectively inhibiting the inward movement of calcium ions across the cell membrane into vascular smooth muscle cells and myocardial cells.
Hypercard contains the active ingredient Diltiazem and is available in the following strengths: 10mg Hypercard
A Veterinary Pet Prescription is required for Hypercard
Incurin is used for the treatment of hormone-dependent urinary incontinence resulting from sphincter mechanism incompetence (SMI) in spayed bitches. As the sensitivity of incontinent dogs to estriol is variable, the dose has to be determined on an individual basis. The majority of bitches involved in studies responded positively: they became continent, and remained that way in the long term. The results show that Incurin is efficient and safe to use against urinary incontinence due to SMI in spayed dogs.
Incurin contains the active ingredient Estriol and is available in the following strengths: 1mg Incurin
A Veterinary Pet Prescription is required for Incurin
Itrafungol is used for the treatment of ringworm in cats caused by Microsporum canis
Itrafungol contains the active ingredient itraconazole and is available in the following strengths: 52ml Itrafungol
A Veterinary Pet Prescription is required for Itrafungol
Libromide is used as an anti-epileptic therapy adjunct to phenobarbital in refractory cases of epilepsy in dogs
Libromide contains the active ingredient 325mg Potassium bromide and is available in the following strengths: 325mg Libromide
A Veterinary Pet Prescription is required for Libromide
What is Loxicom?
Loxicom is known as a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (or NSAID) and is used as a painkiller. Loxicom oral suspension is available for dogs and cats and contains the active ingredient, Meloxicam. Loxicom injectable is available for dogs, cats, horses, cattle and pigs. Loxicom is known as a POM-V medicine, and as such is only available upon receipt of a veterinary prescription. Online animal pharmacies like us at Vetdispense are only able to dispense this medication once the document has been received.
How does Loxicom work?
Loxicom is part of a group of medicines known as NSAIDs. NSAIDs work through their inhibition of the cyclooxygenase enzymes. Cyclooxygenase 1 (COX-1) is responsible for many protective mechanisms within the body. For example, the COX-1 pathway is responsible for the maintenance of good kidney function, the protection of the gastrointestinal (stomach and intestinal) lining and blood clotting mechanisms. Loxicom selectively reduces the activity of cyclooxygenase – 2 (COX-2). It is COX-2 that is responsible for production of inflammatory mediators that contribute to pain, swelling, heat and discomfort. It is through the selective inhibition of the COX-2 enzyme that meloxicam drops can provide effective pain relief.
What is Loxicom used for?
Loxicom is used to treat inflammatory pain. In the vet clinic, we use loxicom to reduce pain following surgery, for example, following neutering or orthopaedic procedures. Loxicom suspension is also commonly used to treat animals that are suffering from musculo-skeletal conditions such as osteoarthritis. Arthritis is becoming increasingly recognised in both dogs and cats. Symptoms in dogs include a reluctance to jump, climb stairs or get into car boots. Dogs can also show reduced willingness to exercise, although many will seem to ‘warm into’ exercise. Often symptoms are most pronounced following prolonged periods of rest, e.g. first thing in the morning. Diagnosing cats with arthritis can often be more challenging since cats are quite adept at hiding the symptoms of pain. In the early stages, owners may only notice a reduced willingness to play or to jump up high. Later in the course of the disease, cats may show muscle wastage associated with the affected joint.
Loxicom is also commonly used in cases of soft-tissue injury, eg ligament or tendon sprain or strains. Often, a relatively short course of NSAIDs in combination with exercise modification or physiotherapy can make a big impact in terms of recovery time post-injury. Loxicom for dogs and cats has the potential to greatly improve the quality of life for animals suffering from painful, inflammatory conditions but should only be used according to veterinary advice. Loxicom suspension is only available on prescription and care must be taken to accurately dose pets. Serious and potentially life threatening side effects may follow if used inappropriately or at high doses.
How is Loxicom administered?
Loxicom may be administered by your vet in the form of a subcutaneous injection. This may then be followed with once daily dosing with the oral suspension. Loxicom chewable tablets for dogs are also now available.
Loxicom is available as Loxicom 0.5mg/ml oral suspension for cats, Loxicom 0.5mg/ml and 1.5mg/ml oral suspension for dogs, Loxicom 5mg/ml solution for injection for dogs and cats, loxicom 20mg/ml solution for injection in cattle, pigs and horses, and as loxicom chewable tablets: 1mg and 2.5mg.
A Veterinary Pet Prescription is Required for Loxicom
VET PRESCRIPTION REQUIRED