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Giving your dog medicines Owner Factsheet

For most veterinary treatments it is important that medicines are given correctly. In the hospital, trained staff give medicines and it is important to ensure that you are able to continue to give the medicines once your dog has been sent home. If you have any doubts about how to give the medicine your pet has been prescribed, ask your vet or a nurse to show you.

Giving medicines

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Oral treatments (by mouth)

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Topical administration

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Oral (mouth) administration

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Ocular (eye) administration

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Aural (ear) administration

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What happens if I miss a dose of treatment? When should I give the next one?

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Tablets I have been prescribed are making my dog sick. What should I do?

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My other dog has developed similar symptoms. Can I use the treatment already prescribed?

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Can my dog go into boarding kennels when on treatment?

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