Flashcards in Behavioural Pharmacology Deck (12):
What can you use to treat urinary incontinence in a bitch, where all behavioural causes have been excluded?
Phenylpropanolamine (Propalin) - sympathomimetic agent
Increases urethral tone
Which tricyclic anti-depressant is licensed for separation anxiety in dogs?
Which oral benzodiazepines are available for use in dogs at home? Eg: bonfire night
Diazepam (Valium) - 4-6 hours duration
Alprazolam (Xanax) - 6-8 hours duration
Which benzodiazepine is injectable, so can be integrated into a sedation / premedication protocol?
What are the effects of benzodiazepines?
Amnesia up to one hour after event
Disinhibition - dogs often switch from inhibition to repulsion
What can be prescribed for motion sickness in dogs?
Maropitant (Cerenia) - centrally acting antiemetic
Neurokinin 1 antagonist
What drug can be used in cases of separation anxiety, compulsive disorders and aggression in dogs?
Decreases anxiety, increases threshold for behavioural reactivity
Name 2 partial benzodiazepines, these are only licensed for sound phobias.
Micro-dose of Dexmedetomidine (Sileo)
What monoamine oxidase inhibitor is licensed for the treatment of sound phobias, generalised phobia and anxiety?
What drug can be used in a emergency to calm separation anxiety?
Benzodiazepines - diazepam, alprazolam
What pharmacological agents are indicated in the management of canine cognitive dysfunction?
Propentofyline (Vivitonin) - improves astrocyte health