Dexafort for dogs is a drug of Dutch origin, intended for relief of inflammatory processes, as well as diseases that are allergic and autoimmune in origin.
It is a hormonal preparation in the form of a suspension of white color. As active substances it contains dexamethasone phenylpropionate and dexamethasone sodium phosphate. Dexamethasone is a synthetic analogue of cortisol - the glucocorticosteroid hormone of the adrenal cortex.
Indications for use
The drug has anti-edematous, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic and desensitizing effects. Dexafort for dogs very quickly acts and has a lasting effect. Dexafort is used to stop various inflammatory processes and diseases of allergic and autoimmune origin:
- Allergic dermatitis ,
- Posttraumatic edema,
- Diseases of joints,
- Bronchial asthma ,
- Acute mastitis.
Directions for use, side effects and contraindications
The drug is used intramuscularly or subcutaneously (in the withers) once from the calculation of the weight of the animal. For dogs up to 20 kg - 0.5 ml, for heavier animals - 1 ml. Dexafort can not be used simultaneously with vaccines.
It is contraindicated:
- With fungal and viral infections,
- Kidney disease ,
- Heart failure .
It is used with caution for pregnant animals.
The cost of the drug is about 600 rubles per bottle in 50 ml.
Reviews for dexafort for dogs
Reference number 1
Dexafort is the same cortisone, that is, quite a powerful hormone. Before you start using it, be sure to consult with a veterinarian. Therefore, I did so. We had a rather difficult case: the dog began to itch all the time and terribly combed itself.
We began to try a variety of means, but for a long time nothing helped. The veterinarian recommended that we take a course of dexafort injections. And, despite the fact that it is a hormonal remedy, we decided. The effect did not slow down. Dog feels well, no longer itching.
Reference number 2
My bull terrier from the puppy's age had a seasonal allergy , terribly sneezed from ragweed. He was given injections of dexafort. We every season began to pierce the dog and only he helped every summer. No side effects were observed. It was enough to have three injections 10 days before flowering and three injections 10 days after the season.
Vladimir, St. Petersburg