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Small Mammals + Medications

  • Tetracycline is given by mouth and is used off label to treat bacterial infections and inflammatory skin conditions in many animal species. The most common side effects include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and lack of appetite. Do not use in pets that are allergic to it or other tetracycline antibiotics, or in pregnant animals, especially in the first half of pregnancy. If a negative reaction occurs, please call your veterinary office.

  • Tramadol is a synthetic opioid given by mouth in the form of a tablet, capsule, or compounded liquid, and is used off label to treat pain. Common side effects include sedation, gastrointestinal upset, or agitation. It should not be used in pets that are hypersensitive to opioids, and should be used cautiously in geriatric, sick, or pets with seizures. If a negative reaction occurs, please call your veterinary office.

  • Tylosin is an antibiotic given by mouth or by injection in small mammals, and is used off label to treat diarrhea and inflammatory bowel disease. Common side effects include decreased appetite and diarrhea. Do not use in pets that are allergic to it. If a negative reaction occurs, please call your veterinary office.