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my dog has been to the vets recently several times for overnight bed wetting and limping. She is a 14 yr old cross collie and has had urine and blood tests. She was diagnosed with having a kidney problem (only one working effectively) and a paw infection. She was prescribed the following
I can understand why she was given carprofen for the limping, and the penecillin for the infected paw but why would she be given EPHEDRINE? its a stimulant decongestant and surely is not good for kidney problems? can anyone answer ????
She is no longer taking it and seems ok in herself.


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Martina Stuart

Ephedrine is a sympathomimetic drug. It stimulates the sympathetic nervous system. Some other sympathomimetics are licensed for the treatment of urinary incontinence in the bitch. This may give a clue to its administration in this case but your best bet is to ask for an explanation from the vets involved.


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