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  • Few events are more frightening for a pet parent than a surgery. Although surgery may sometimes be unavoidable, fortunately our understanding of pet pain - how it occurs, how it affects all body systems, how to prevent it, and how to treat it - has improved dramatically over the past 5 to 10 years.

  • Tacrolimus is used to stimulate tear production and it is used in dogs to treat keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS or dry eye syndrome). It may be supplied as an eye ointment or an eye drop.

  • Taurine is an amino acid used to treat cardiomyopathy due to a taurine deficiency in cats and dogs. Taurine has also been used to prevent retinal degeneration.

  • Tetracycline is an antibiotic. This medication has been prescribed for your pet to treat a bacterial infection.

  • A brand name medication is the first of its kind and gets to “brand the name”. However, there may be differences between brand name and generic drugs. Although the active ingredient must be the same as the original drug, generics may include different inactive ingredients such as preservatives or fillers.

  • Tramadol is a synthetic mu-receptor opiate agonist. It is used to relieve severe pain.

  • Transdermal means the application of a medicine or drug through the skin. In the simplest terms, a drug is placed on top of the skin, where it is absorbed into the bloodstream. Transdermal medications have many advantages, chief among them ease of application. Medications that can be absorbed through the skin bypass the need for pills or liquids, which can be a challenge to administer to some pets.

  • Triamcinolone acetonide is a corticosteroid. This type of medication is used to provide relief for inflamed areas of the body. It may be used to treat arthritic conditions and to decrease swelling, redness, itching and allergic conditions. There may be other conditions for which your veterinarian may prescribe this medication.

  • Trifluridine is an antiviral medication used topically to treat viral infections of the eye, such as herpesvirus eye infections in cats.

  • Trimeprazine-Prednisolone is used to treat itching in pets, especially if due to an allergy. The combination may also be used to suppress a cough.