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Vetergesic is normally used to aid the control of pain in dogs and cats.
A prescription is required which we will confirm with the prescribing veterinary surgeon.
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If using for a small pet, get yourself a small med bottle and a drawing up syringe and be ready to do a bit of hard graft as you’ll need snap off the vial tops and draw out the meds then decant into the med bottle. If you aren’t experienced then it’s prob best to ask a vet nurse to show you how to do this or you may end up in a pickle. Once you’ve mastered this process it’s then easy to administer dosage via dosing syringe or needle syringe and the medication works very well. For my pet , injectable works best however you have to realise that this is ok if just once a day but if multiple times you need give your poor pet a rest from the needle and use this as a sublingual medication. It works fine eitherway and offers pain relief for a period of time dependant in your own pets metabolism.
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The product itself seem ok however the bottle is awful, well the rubber bung is.... keeps drawing up medication through the needles holes so effectively you’re losing meds and money. May just be a rubbish bung on my bottle but another issue is that if you don’t get needle direct in centre, can bend needle or just draws air. I’m a nurse and I’ve never had this issue with injectables before so probably either a bad design bung or happens that a faulty one on this occasion
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Below are some recent questions we've received regarding Vetergesic Injection for Dogs & Cats, including answers from our team.
If your dog is given vetergesic is there any side effects to look out for if one does is given
The side effects for this medication as per the datasheet are as follows:
Salivation, bradycardia, hypothermia, agitation, dehydration and meiosis can occur in the dog, and rarely hypertension and tachycardia.
Mydriasis and signs of euphoria (excessive purring, pacing, rubbing) commonly occur in cats and will usually resolve within 24 hours.
You should consult your vet if any of these occur or you are concerned about any of these occuring.
Is the 10ml bottle supplied with added preservative ? My previous vet said shelf life was only short and that he supplied it in pre filled syringes which they added preservative too . Is this correct or what is the shelf life of the bottle please ?
Yes the 10ml Vetergesic bottle contains excipients, these are listed as per the data sheet as follows:
Glucose anhydrous, Hydrochloric acid, Dilute (for pH adjustment), Water for injection.
The shelf life of this bottle after breaching (opening) is 28 days.
how much would you give a 10kg dog, and how often.
The doseage varies greatly depending on the use of the product. I would strongly advise contacting your vet for advice on this as it is a prescription only medication.
Is it safe to give this to my 10 year old cat twice a day oraly at 0.3ml as she has gastro limphoma and not on any other drugs at this time
It seems to only advocate by syringe
Your vet has to prescribe this medication and to advise how it should be used. Although this product is intended to be given by injection, it can be given by mouth and this is sometimes recommended for cats in a home situation.