There are several antipyretic medications that can be administered to dogs through injections. These medications are typically prescribed by a veterinarian and should only be given under their guidance.
Here are a few examples of antipyretic injections commonly used in veterinary practice for dogs:
- Dipyrone: Dipyrone, also known as metamizole, is a potent antipyretic and analgesic medication. It is commonly used in veterinary medicine to reduce fever in dogs. Dipyrone is usually administered by intravenous (IV) or intramuscular (IM) injection.
- Meloxicam: Meloxicam is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that has antipyretic properties. It is commonly used to reduce fever and provide pain relief in dogs. Meloxicam is usually administered by subcutaneous (under the skin) or intravenous injection.
- Flunixin meglumine: Flunixin meglumine, also known as Banamine, is another NSAID with antipyretic properties. It is commonly used in veterinary medicine to reduce fever, alleviate pain, and manage inflammation in dogs. Flunixin meglumine is typically administered by intravenous or intramuscular injection.
It’s important to note that these medications should only be administered by a veterinarian or under their direct supervision.
Dosage and frequency of administration will depend on the dog’s condition, size, and overall health. If you suspect that your dog has a fever, it’s crucial to consult a veterinarian for proper diagnosis and treatment.
They will be able to determine the underlying cause of the fever and recommend the appropriate antipyretic medication and dosage for your dog’s specific needs.