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Drugs to avoid or used with caution in Samoyeds

Drug Name

Chemical Name

(active ingredient)

 

Classification / Usage

Possible Side Effects

Baytril

enrofloxacin

Antibiotic

Lowers seizure threshold

 

Bactrim, Ditrim, Septra,

Sulfatrim, SMZ-TMP, Tribrissen*

Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole

Antibiotic (sulfa)

Urticaria, hives, vomiting, diarrhea, anorexia, fever, renal crystal formation, bleeding disorders, Keratoconjunctivitis sicca, hypothyroidism, death

 

Primor*

Sulfadiamethoxine ormetoprim

Antibiotic (sulfa)

Urticaria, hives, vomiting, diarrhea, anorexia, fever, renal crystal formation, bleeding disorders, Keratoconjunctivitis sicca, hypothyroidism, death

 

Acepromazine

acepromazine

Tranquilizer (typically used in conjunction with other anesthetic agents during surgery

 

Low blood pressure, seizures, aspiration of vomitus

Deramaxx

deracoxib

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) with sulfa moeity

Gastrointestinal & renal toxicity, bleeding

 

Rimadyl, Carprofen

6-chloro-a-methycarbozole-2-acetic acid

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)

Gastrointestinal & renal toxicity, bleeding

 

Clomicalm

clomipramine

 

Anti-anxiety medication

Hepatic toxicity, leading to hepatic encephalopathy & death

 

 

*There are many more sulfa antibiotics and NSAIDs, under different names, with the same risks.

Please refer to this link: sulfa.doc for a listing.

Thank you Deborah Fiedler for this information

Central Valley - California


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