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Acepromazine Tablets
Tranquilizer.
Contains 10 or 25 mg acepromazine maleate. For use as an aid in the tranquilization of dogs.

AK-Rinse(TM)
Eye irrigating solution.
An isotonic buffered sterile solution. Used to flush the eye to help relieve irritation, discomfort or itching.

AK Taine®
Ophthalmic topical local anesthetic.
Contains proparacaine hycrochloride. For use in ophthalmic procedures where a topical anesthetic is indicated, (for example: corneal anesthesia of short duration, etc.).

Amforal® Tablets
Antidiarrheal antibiotic - adsorbent.
Contains kanamycin sulfate, bismuth and activated attapulgite. For the treatment of some diarrhea cases in dogs (those caused by organisms susceptible to kanamycin). Gives relief from the symptoms of diarrhea.

Aminophylline Injection
Bronchodilator.
Contains theophylline and ethylenediamine. Used as a bronchodilator in dogs and cats with myocardial failure and/or pulmonary edema.

Amoxicillin Capsules
Oral antibiotic.
Each capsule contains 250 or 500 mg amoxici
llin. For use in dogs and cats in the treatment of various respiratory tract infections, gastro-intestinal infections, cystitis and skin and soft tissue conditions.

Amp-Equine®
Ampicillin injection.
Contains ampicillin sodium (a semisynthetic penicillin with a broad spectrum of activity). For the treatment of various equine respiratory infections (including pneumonia and strangles), abscesses and wounds.

Ampicillin Injection
Antibacterial injection.
Each vial contains 125 mg, 250 mg, 500 mg, 1 g or 2 g of ampicillin for injection. For use in dogs and cats in the treatment of infections susceptible to ampicillin.

Anipryl® Tablets
MAO inhibitor.
Contains selegiline hydrochloride. For use in dogs to control the clinical signs associated with canine cognitive dysfunction syndrome (CSD) and canine pituitary-dependent hyperadrenocorticism (PDH).

Antirobe®
Oral antibiotic.
Each capsule contains 25 mg, 75 mg or 150mg clindamycin hydrochloride. For use in the treatment of various skin and soft tissue infections and dental infections in dogs and cats and osteomyelitis in dogs.

Baytril®
Oral antibacterial.
Contains enroflaxacin (a quinolone). For use in dogs and cats in the management of diseases associated with bacteria susceptible to enrofloxacin (for example: wounds and abscesses, respiratory infections, bladder infections).

Beuthanasia® D Special
Euthanasia agent.
Contains pentobarbital sodium and phenytoin sodium. For use in dogs for humane, painless and rapid euthanasia.

Biomox Tablets
Oral antibiotic.
Each tablet contains 50, 100, 200 or 400 mg of amoxicillin. For use in dogs in the treatment of various skin conditions and soft tissue infections susceptible to amoxicillin.

Cardoxin®
Cardiac glygoside.
Each mL of elixir contains 0.15 mg digoxin in a flavored base. Also contains 30% alcohol. Prescribed by your veterinarian in the treatment of heart failure in dogs.

Cefa Tablets®
Oral antibiotic.
Each film-coated tablet contains 50 mg, 100 mg, or 200 mg cefadroxil. For use in dogs and cats in the treatment of some skin and soft tissue infections and in dogs for cystitis.

Cefazolin
Injectable cephalosporin.
Each vial contains 250 (of cephazolin) & 500 mg, 1, 5, 10 and 20g. For use in dogs, cats and horses for treatment of diseases susceptible to cephalosporin.

Cephalexin
Oral cephalosprorin.
Available in 250 and 500 mg capsules, 250, 500 mg and 1 g tablets and 125 mg/5 mL and 250 mg/5 mL oral suspension. For use in dogs, cats, horses and birds for treatment of diseases susceptible to cephalosporin.

Cerulytic(TM)
Ear cleanser.
Contains benzyl alcohol and butylated hydroxytoluene in a propylene glycol dicaprylate/dicaprate base with fragrance. Specifically formulated for dogs and cats' ears which need to be ""dewaxed"" prior to the use of a specific ear treatment. May also be useful in any dog and cat prone to heavy wax secretion.

Chlorpheniramine Maleate
Antihistamine.
Contains chlorpheniramine maleate. Used to reduce or help prevent histamine mediated adverse effects.

Cimetidine Hydrochloride Injection
H2-receptor antagonist.
Each mL contains 150 mg cimetidine hydrochloride. For use in dogs and cats in the treatment and/or prevention of various ulcers, gastritis and stress-related or drug-induced gastritis, esophagitis and reflux situations.

Clavamox® Tablets
Oral antibiotic.
Contains amoxicillin and clavulanic acid. For use in dogs in the treatment of periodontal infections and various skin and soft tissue infections. For use in cats in the treatment of cystitis and skin and soft tissue infections.

ClindacureTM
Oral antibiotic liquid.
Each mL contains 25 mg of clindamycin. For use in dogs in the treatment of various soft tissue infections, dental infections and osteomyelitis.

Clomicalm®
Antidepressant.
Each tablet contains 20, 40 or 80 mg of clomipramine hydrochloride formulated together with meat components. For use as part of a comprehensive behavioral management program to treat separation anxiety in dogs older than six months of age.

Conofite Lotion®
Topical antifungal.
Contains miconazole nitrate. For use in the treatment of fungal infections in dogs and cats.

Cortrosyn®
Corticosteroid injection.
Contains 0.25 mg cosyntropin. For use as a diagnostic agent in the screening of adrenocortical insufficiency.

Cough Tablets
Antitussive.
Contains guaifensin and dextromethorphan. An expectorant, antitussive and cough suppressant for the temporary relief of cough symptoms in dogs and cats.

Depo-Medrol®
Prednisolone injection.
Each mL contains 20 mg methylprednisolone. Used by your veterinarian to alleviate pain and swelling associated with musculoskeletal or allergic conditions or overwhelming infections in dogs, cats and horses.

Dermalone(TM) Ointment
Topical antibiotic - Steroid.
Contains nystatin, neomycin sulfate, thiostreton and triaminolone acetonide. For use in dogs and cats in the treatment of acute or chronic ear infections, interdigital cysts and anal gland infections in dogs. Also may be used in some skin disorders.

Diazepam Injection
Benzodiazepine Injection Each mL contains 5 mg diazepam. For use in dogs and cats in the treatment of seizures, to reduce anxiety, as a restraining agent, as a muscle relaxant, pre-anesthetic and in cats as an appetite stimulant.

Diphenhydramine Elixir
Oral antihistamine.
Each teaspoon (5 mL) contains 12.5 mg diphenhydramine hydrochloride. Gives temporary relief from runny nose. Alleviates sneezing, itching of the nose or throat and itchy, watery eyes due to various upper respiratory allergies.

Doxycycline
Oral antibiotic.
Each capsule contains 50 or 100 mg doxycycline hyclate. Each tablet contains 100 mg doxycycline hyclate. For use in dogs, cats and birds in the treatment of infections susceptible to doxycyclines.

Enacard®
Cardiac drug.
Each tablet contains 1, 2.5, 5, 10 or 20 mg enalapril maleate. For use in the treatment of heart failure in dogs.

Epi-Otic®
Ear cleanser.
Contains lactic acid and salicylic acid. For routine cleansing of healthy ears in dogs and cats. May be used prior to administration of other ear preparations.

Etogesic(TM)
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory.
Each tablet contains 150 or 300 mg of etodolac. For the management of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis in dogs.

Euthasol®
Euthanasia agent.
Each mL contains 390 mg pentobarbital

For-Bid(TM)
Anticopraphic.
Contains a purified vegetable protein faction and sodium glutamate. For use in a dog's food to impart a forbidding taste to excrement.

Fulvicin U/F® Tablets
Antifungal.
Each bolus contains 250 or 500 mg griseofulvin. For use in the treatment of infections caused by dermatophytic fungi of the skin, hair and claws of dogs and cats (for example: ringworm).

Furosemide Tablets
Diuretic.
Each tablet contains 12.5 or 50 mg furosemide. For use in dogs for the reduction of fluid in some cardiac conditions and in other non-inflammatory tissue conditions .

Gentamycin Sulfate Injection
Injectable antibiotic.
Each mL contains 50 mg of gentamicin. For use in the treatment of cystitis in dogs.

Gentocin® Topical Spray
Corticosteroid topical antibiotic.
Contains gentamicin sulfate with betamethasone valerate. For the treatment of infected superficial lesions in dogs caused by bacteria susceptible to gentamicin.

Heparin Sodium Injection
Injectable anticoagulant.
Contains heparin sodium. For use in dogs and cats in the treatment of Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC) and the treatment of thromboembolic disease.

Ketaset®
General anesthetic.
Each mL contains 100 mg of ketamine hydrochloride. For use in cats for restraint or as the sole anesthetic agent for diagnostic or minor, brief, surgical procedures that do not require skeletal muscle relaxation.

Lidocaine Hydrochloride Oral Topical Solution, 2% Viscous
Oral, Topical Local Anesthetic.
Each mL contains 20 mg lidocaine hydrochloride monohydrate. For use as a topical anesthetic of irritated or inflamed mucous membranes of the mouth and pharynx.

Methigel®
Urinary acidifier.
Each teaspoon contains 400 mg dl-methionine. For use in dogs and cats as a supplemental source of methionine, to aid in maintaining an acidic urine.

Methio-Form® Tablets
Urinary acidifier.
Each tablet contains 500 mg dl-methionine. For use in dogs and cats to aid in acidification of the urine. Used in the prevention and treatment of feline urological syndrome (FUS) and aids in the control of odor from urine residues of dogs and cats.

Metronidazole Tablets
Oral antibacteral antiprotozoal.
Each tablet contains 250 or 500 mg metronidazole. For use in the treatment of Giardia in dogs and cats. It is also used in the treatment of other parasites (Trichomonas and Balantidium coli), as well as treating some anerobic infections.

Nexaband® Liquid
Topical wound dressing.
Contains purified n-butyl cyanoacrylate monomer. For use in wound management (for example: lacerations, abrasions, cat declaws, cuts and tail dockings).

Optimmune®
Opthalmic ointment.
Each gram contains 2 mg cyclosporin. For management of chronic keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS) and chronic superficial keratitis (CSK) in dogs.

OticalmTM Cleansing Solution
Ear cleanser.
Contains benzoic acid, malic acid, salicylic acid, oil of eucalyptus in a soothing solubilizing vehicle. An astringent for general cleansing of waxy, dirty or exudative ears of dogs and cats.

Otomax®
Steroidal ear antibiotic.
Contains gentamicin sulfate, betamethasone valerate and clotrimazole. For use in dogs for the treatment of acute and chronic outer ear infections associated with yeast and/or bacteria susceptible to gentamicin.

Otomite® Plus
Ear mite treatment.
Contains pyrethrins, peperonyl butoxide, N-octyl bicycloheptene dicarboximide and Di-n-propyl isocinchomeronate. An ear mite treatment for dogs, cats, puppies and kittens.

Panmycin Aquadrops®
Oral antibiotic.
Each mL contains 100 mg tetracycline hydrochloride in a chocolate mint flavored vehicle. For use in dogs and cats in the treatment of such infections as gastroenteritis and cystitis.

Panolog® Ointment
Corticosteroid Topical antibacterial.
Contains nystain, neomycin sulfate, thiostrepton and triamcinolone acetonide. For use in dogs and cats in the treatment of acute or chronic ear infections, interdigital cysts and anal gland infections in dogs. Also may be used in some skin disorders.

Petromalt®
Laxative.
Contains liquid petrolatum, malt extract, glycerine, acacia and thiamine HCl. For use as an intestinal lubricant and laxative for kittens and puppies.

Phenobarbital Tablets
Oral barbiturate.
Each tablet contains 15 or 30 mg phenobarbital. For use in dogs and cats in the treatment of epilepsy.

Pilocarpine Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution
Topical ophthalmic cholinergic.
Each mL contains 1% pilocarpine hydrochloride. For use in the treatment of glaucoma.

Potassium Chloride
Injectable fluid therapy.
Each mL contains 2 mEq of potassium chloride. For the treatment of potassium deficiency states when oral replacement is not feasible.

Prednisolone Acetate Ophthalmic Suspension, 1%
Topical ophthalmic corticosteroid.
Each mL contains 1.0% prednisolone acetate. For use in steroid responsive inflammatory conditions of the eye.

Prednisone Tablets
Oral prednisolone.
Each tablet contains 5 mg prednisolone. For use in dogs for various skin, allergic, eye, ear and musculoskeletal conditions known to be responsive to anti-inflammatory corticosteroids.

Robinul®-V
Anticholinergic.
Each mL contains 0.2 mg glycopyrolate. For use in dogs and cats as a pre-anesthetic anticholinergic agent.

Sentinel® and Sentinerl® Flavor Tablets
Flea control and oral parasiticide.
Contains milbemycin oxime and lufenuron. For use in dogs and puppies for the prevention of heartworm disease, for the prevention and control of flea populations, the control of adult hookworm and the removal and control of adult roundworms and whipworms.

Sucralfate Tablets
Oral antiulcer.
Each tablet contains 1 gram of sucralfate. For the treatment of various types of ulcers. It is also used to prevent drug-induced gastric erosions.

Synotic® Otic Solution
Ear steroid.
Each mL contains fluocinolone acetonide 0.01% and dimethyl sulfoxide 60%. For use in the treatment of acute and chronic outer ear infections in the dog.

Tapazole Tablets
Oral antithyroid.
Each tablet contains 5 or 10 mg methimazole. For the treatment of hyperthyroidism.

Telazol®
General anesthetic.
Contains tiletamine HCl and zolazepam HCl. For use in cats for restraint and for anesthesia combined with muscle relaxation. For use in dogs for restraint and minor procedures of short duration requiring mild to moderate analgesia.

Terramycin® Ophthalmic Ointment
Ophthalmic antibiotic.
Contains oxytetracycline HCl and polymixin B sulfate. A broad spectrum antibiotic for topical use in the treatment of eye infections in dogs and cats.

Thyro Soloxine
Thyroid therapy.
Each tablet contains 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.4, 0.5, 0.6, 0.7 or 0.8 mg of levothyroxine sodium. Provides thyroid replacement therapy in all conditions of inadequate production of thyroid hormones.

Torbugesic-SA®
Analgesic injection .
Each mL contains 2 mg butorphanol tartrate. Used for the relief of pain in cats caused by major or minor trauma, or pain associated with surgical procedures.

ToxibanTM Suspension
Adsorbent.
Contains activated charcoal and kaolin. For use as a convenient emergency treatment of small animals. For use as an adsorbent of orally ingested toxicants.

Tresaderm®
Steroidal topical antibiotic.
Contains thiabendazole, dexamethasone and neomycin sulfate. For the treatment of certain skin conditions and outer ear infections in dogs and cats.

Triple Antibiot Ointment
Topical antibacterial.
Contains polymyxin B sulfate, bacitracin and neomycin sulfate. Hastens healing and prevents infection.

Tussigon Tablets
Oral anti-tussive.
Each tablet contains 5 mg hydrococone bitartrate and 1.5 mg homatropine methylbromide. For use in the symptomatic relief of cough.

Vetalog® Parenteral
Corticosteroid injection.
Vials contain a suspension of 2 or 6 mg/mL triamcinolone acetonide. For use in the treatment of inflammation and related disorders in dogs and cats. Also used in the treatment of acute arthritis, allergic and dermatologic disorders.

Vibramycin® Calcium Syrup
Oral antibiotic.
Contains doxycycline calcium. For use in the treatment of infections susceptible to doxycycline.

Vibramycin® Hyclate Capsules
Oral antibiotic.
Contains doxycycline hyclate. For use in the treatment of infections susceptible to doxycycline.

Vibramycin® Monohydrate For Oral Suspension
Oral antibiotic.
Contains doxycycline monohydrate. For use in the treatment of infections susceptible to doxycycline.

Vibra-Tabs® Film Coated Tablets
Oral antibiotic.
Contains doxycycline hyclate. For use in the treatment of infections susceptible to doxycycline.

Viokase-V (Powder or Tablets)
Hepatic-pancreatic enzymes.
A pancreatic enzyme concentrate containing amylase, protease and lipase. For use as a digestive aid in dogs and cats with pancreatitis.

Xylocaine - Lidocaine Hydrochloride Oral Topical Solution, 2% Viscous
Oral, Topical Local Anesthetic.
Each mL contains 20 mg lidocaine hydrochloride monohydrate. For use as a topical anesthetic of irritated or inflamed mucous membranes of the mouth and pharynx.

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