The inside of the outer ear flap (not inside the ear canal) is an excellent area for many pets. Drugs have been formulated to cross the skin barrier and you can potentially be exposed if you come in contact with them. Wear gloves to avoid being exposed to the drug.
Be sure the ear where you are going to apply the medication is clean and dry.
Most trans-dermal medications will come in per-dose syringes.
Be sure you gently rub the gel into the skin as you don't want a glob or a clump because it will easily dislodge if the pet shakes the head after administering. Don't let your pet rub or scratch that ear for a few minutes. You have to ask your vet if the medication he/she puts your pet on comes in trans-dermal medication. This method is good when you can't give your pet oral medication. The risk is that it could be insufficiently absorbed causing low drug levels and treatment. Your vet and pharmacist will ensure that your pet receives the proper amount of medication.
Now is a good time to feed the pet or go for a walk because the pet needs a distraction.
Here is a video to show how to do it.
A very popular palm tree in Florida could be deadly to your pet.
Dogs and cats are attracted to the taste of the sago palm.
Sago palm contains cycasin, which is the primary active toxic agent resulting in severe liver failure in dogs and cats.
The entire tree, including the seeds, is toxic to dogs and cats.
30 percent of dogs who swallow any part of the sago palm die.
Even with aggressive treatment, the survival is about 50%.
The best thing to do is get rid of the plant.
If you suspect your dog or cat ate sago palm, call your veterinarian or Pet Poison Helpline immediately 1- (800) 213-6680 Open 24 hours a day. There is a one time fee of $49. per incident
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