Flavoring for Pet Medications

They estimate that over 11 million prescriptions are written for compounded animal drugs annually.

In a US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidance released in 2019, they estimated that over 11 million prescriptions are written for compounded animal drugs annually. Species are a key factor to take into consideration when discussing flavor preferences and dosage form preferences.

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Pet Allergies

Pet allergy is an allergic reaction to proteins found in an animal’s skin cells, saliva or urine. Signs of pet allergy include those common to hay fever, such as sneezing and runny nose. Some people may also experience signs of asthma, such as wheezing and difficulty breathing.

Millions of Americans live with pets despite being allergic to them. Any furry animal, most commonly cats, and dogs, may trigger allergy symptoms like sneezing or red, itchy eyes. Pet allergies can also make asthma harder to control.

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Sugar Gliders

In the wild, sugar gliders primarily feed on tree sap, insects, and small animals.

Sugar gliders are small, nocturnal marsupials[1] native to Australia, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea. They are omnivore mammals with the scientific name of Petaurus breviceps. They are popular as pets due to their cute and playful nature, as well as their ability to form strong bonds with their owners.

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Diethylstilbestrol (DES)

Although the basic tenet of medicine is “First, do no harm,” history is filled with good intentions that were at best unhelpful and at worst harmful.

Diethylstilbestrol (DES) is a synthetic estrogen hormone that was widely used from the 1940s to 1970s to prevent miscarriages and premature deliveries in pregnant women. It was also used to treat symptoms of menopause and certain types of cancer.

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Pimobendan for Dogs

Pimobendan is a short-acting drug and its effects resolve within 24 hours of administration.

Pimobendan is a veterinary medication used to treat congestive heart failure (CHF) in dogs. It belongs to the class of drugs known as indicators, which enhance the contractility of the heart and dilate blood vessels, resulting in increased cardiac output and decreased systemic vascular resistance.

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Cisapride for Cats and Dogs, but not for Humans

The drug was withdrawn from human use due to the risk of serious cardiac side effects.

Cisapride is a medication that was previously used to treat gastrointestinal disorders such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and gastroparesis. However, it has been withdrawn from the market in many countries due to serious side effects, including cardiac arrhythmias and sudden death.

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Rheology of Cats: Are cats liquid?

Can a cat be both a solid and a liquid?

Rheology is the branch of physics that studies the deformation and flow of matter. It applies to materials such as liquids, gases, and solids, and it plays an essential role in fields such as engineering, geology, and materials science. Rheological properties include viscosity, elasticity, plasticity, and viscoelasticity, which determine how a material responds to different stresses and strains.

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Cat Vision

Cats are crepuscular, meaning they are active at dawn and dusk. That may be why they need such good night vision. Their eyes have six to eight times more rod cells, which are more sensitive to low light than humans do. They cannot see in total darkness, but they only need 1/6th of the light we need to function.

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Apomorphine for Humans and Dogs

Apomorphine is now recognized as the oldest antiparkinsonian drug on the market.

Apomorphine is an agonist of D1 and D2 receptors in the central nervous system. It is capable of activating a receptor to induce a full or partial pharmacological response. The compound is historically a morphine decomposition product made by boiling morphine with concentrated acid, hence the -morphine suffix.

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