Unfortunately pets still can get sick, even if they live in comfort. Given that animals are diagnosed with the same diseases as people, many names of veterinary medicines are identical to medicines for treatment of human diseases.
Modern pets meds are not only prescribed to treat, but also to prevent different diseases. Contrary to popular belief, illness prophylaxis in pets involves both vaccination and use of immunomodulators, biostimulants, vitamins and microelements.
Pets meds can be administered for the prophylaxis of such diseases as: infectious hepatitis, distemper, parvovirus enteritis, infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR), panleukopenia, sarcoptic mange, demodicosis and many others.
Pets meds with immunomodulating properties are prescribed for animals to increase their natural resistance to infections or invasion. Immunomodulators enhance the immune system of animals, helping to prevent acute and chronic inflammatory diseases of different origin.
Pets meds with biostimulating properties, increase the physiological processes in the pets’ body, improve metabolism, regulating the functions of endocrine, cardiovascular, digestive and central nervous systems of a pet. In addition, biostimulants can increase the enzymatic activity of gastrointestinal tract, thereby improving digestion.
Pets meds used for vaccination, help to prepare a pet’s body to the influence of harmful organisms, bacteria, fungus or virus. After the vaccination, pets’ immune system starts to produce certain antibodies, which can neutralize a virus, injected with this vaccine.
Once a pet was vaccinated with pets meds, its body produces antibodies to the virus. Therefore if certain types of virus tries to affect the pet’s body, the immune system will block and neutralize the virus activity. To safely protect a pet’s body from infection, one should regularly do the vaccination.
To strengthen the immunity of pets, one should use more than just immunomodulators and biostimulants, vitamins rich in nutritious elements are also required. Pets meds, containing vitamins and essential microelements are usually prescribed for both prevention and treatment of the disease.
Pets meds that contain vitamins and minerals enrich the pet’s body with nutrients, also found in food but not enough for pet’s daily diet. Regular use of such pets meds enhances pet’s appetite, skin state, metabolism and strengthens the musculo-skeletal system.
In addition, pets meds containing vitamins and minerals, protect the pet’s body from aggressive impact of the environment, increasing the body resistance to different infections. But if vitamins and minerals are prescribed in the middle of the treatment course of some disease, it reduces the risk of complications and speeds up the recovery.
Modern veterinary offers a large range of pets meds that improve the length and quality of pets’ life. However, it should be noted that before giving a pet some pets meds, one has to consult a veterinarian.
Because when choosing pets meds, one should take into account several factors: severity of the disease, related risks and pet’s weight. In order to determine an optimal daily dose of pets meds, veterinarian should assess the common state and determine the age of a pet.
Dose regimen of pets meds for young and elderly pets may differ. But if the dosage of pets meds was adjusted improperly, pet may develop some complications during the treatment of the main disease. You can always find the information on maximal daily dose and recommended dose regimen of pets meds on the label.