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  • Many drugs in tablet form, licensed for use in dogs, have been specially formulated with palatability in mind. However, if your dog is at all suspicious he is unlikely to eat the tablet voluntarily irrespective of how pleasant it may taste.

  • The two adrenal glands are closely associated with the kidneys. Each has a central medulla (approximately one fifth of the total mass of the gland) which produces adrenaline, the so-called emergency hormone.

  • There are numerous products on the market that have been designed to promote appropriate behaviour in pets.

  • Prevention starts with puppy training and socialisation. Early and frequent pleasant association with other dogs will enable your pet to learn how to recognise and interpret canine interactions and reactions.

  • Aglepristone is used for pregnancy termination (abortion) in female dogs. It can be given up to 45 days after mating.

  • Allergic reactions are very common in dogs and are fully described in a separate handout on Allergies and Hypersensitivities.

  • An allergy is an unexpected reaction that follows the second or subsequent exposure to a particular substance.

  • Allergies are common in dogs. These reactions occur when the immune system 'over-reacts' to a foreign substance (the allergen or antigen).

  • Allopurinol is used in the treatment of urate stones (calculi, uroliths) affecting the urinary system. Your veterinarian may also prescribe a special diet and medication to change the pH of the urine.

  • The underlying philosophy of all alternative and complementary medical therapies is the 'holistic' approach, in which the patient is treated as a 'whole' being, rather than as a diagnosis.