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Dry Eye

…and discuss terminating these prescriptions. In cases where the cause of the dry eye is unknown, it is best to take more of a management approach to your pet’s dry eye. For example, certain ointments or drops like cyclosporine have shown promise for treating dry eye. In cases where ointments are ineffective, veterinarians will often recommend artificial tear solutions. In more severe cases of dry eye, your pet’s only option may be surgery.…

Itch Relief

…often used in combination with antihistamines to try to produce a greater effect. Another oral treatment that has shown some effectiveness is cyclosporine. Originally developed to ameliorate the side effects of transplant, cyclosporine has recently been discovered to modulate the immune system. Cyclosporine has similar effects of corticosteroids without the long term negative impact on internal organs. Other than oral treatments, there are also a…

Cat Kidney Transplant

…for at least a month. Routine follow-up visits to the vet are required, especially in the beginning. Antibiotics are typically prescribed for the first few weeks to prevent infection. The animal will have to be kept on cyclosporine and prednisone for life to prevent the immune system from rejecting the new kidney. Since these drugs suppress the immune system, the animal can become more susceptible to new infections; therefore, yearly vaccinations…

Cat Dry Eyes

…and, in some dire situations, treatment may include surgery as well.Topical Treatments and Medication Frequent use of artificial tears is beneficial in keeping the eyes moist. If the dry eyes are severe, an ophthalmic cyclosporin ointment is prescribed. The cream should be applied to the surface of the affected eye. The frequency of application will be determined by the veterinarian in response to the severity of the condition. Results from using…

Dog Dry Eyes

…and, in some dire situations, treatment may include surgery as well.Topical Treatments and Medication Frequent use of artificial tears is beneficial in keeping the eyes moist. If the dry eyes are severe, an ophthalmic cyclosporin ointment is prescribed. The cream should be applied to the surface of the affected eye. The frequency of application will be determined by the veterinarian in response to the severity of the condition. Results from using…

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