Are pills bad for cats?
Just one or two pills can cause dogs and cats to birds, ferrets, hamsters, and other small animals to suffer serious stomach and intestinal ulcers and in some cases, even kidney failure and liver toxicity.
What are the side effects of desmopressin acetate?
Side Effects Headache, nausea, upset stomach, or flushing of the face may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects.
How long does it take for desmopressin acetate to work?
How long does desmopressin take to work? After the tablet or nasal spray/solution is given, desmopressin usually starts to work within 1 hour. After an injection is given, desmopressin usually starts to work within 15 to 30 minutes.
Is desmopressin bad for kidneys?
You should not use desmopressin if you have severe kidney disease or hyponatremia (low sodium levels in your body).
What are desmopressin tablets for dogs and cats?
Desmopressin Acetate is a synthetic vasopressin drug prescribed by veterinarians for the treatment of central diabetes insipidus in dogs and cats or in therapy techniques used to treat Von Willebrand’s Disease in dogs. Who is Desmopressin Acetate Tablets for?
How often should I give my Dog desmopressin?
Recommended initial doses of desmopressin vary depending on the route it is being administered. In most cats and smaller dogs, 1 to 2 drops of the intranasal preparation administered once or twice daily are sufficient to control polyuria and polydipsia (see Table below).
Can you give desmopressin to a dog with polyuria?
Desmopressin dose adjustments In dogs and cats with central diabetes insipidus, daily administration of desmopressin may completely eliminate polyuria and polydipsia. However, because of individual differences in absorption and metabolism, the dose required to achieve complete, around-the-clock control varies from patient to patient.
Can a dog take an antidepressant from a human?
While antidepressants are sometimes prescribed for dogs, the doses that humans take can be very toxic to pets, especially if they are smaller animals or they have ingested multiple pills.