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Horse Medications

Equestrianism and bonding with a horse can be a rewarding endeavor. Unfortunately, keeping up with your horse’s health and treating illnesses can be time-consuming, confusing and costly. Horse health problems can also be stressful when you have a close bond with your equine, and more problematic the longer the ailment lasts. Luckily, Petco is here to help with a selection of health solutions.

FAQs About Horse Medication

Like all pets, horses may need to be treated for various ailments from time to time. Horses are outdoor animals, so they may be exposed to more illnesses than indoor pets. Your pet may require horse worm medicine or horse allergy medicine on a regular basis due to their commonality. Petco has a variety of horse first aid, including horse pain medicine, and horse arthritis medicine.

Horses may have many of the same symptoms as humans when they have an infection. Your horse may be lethargic and feverish. They may also have diarrhea, a runny nose or a cough, depending on the type of infection.

It’s important to consult your veterinarian to prescribe the appropriate antibiotic regimen for your horse. Your pet’s health needs can be unique, and vets are trained to diagnose horse health problems and recommend the most effective way to treat them. They can also prescribe common sedatives or pain relievers for your horse if deemed necessary. At Petco, our horse pharmacy can ship solutions like these right to your door once a prescription is obtained.

Horses can be prone to many different kinds of diseases. One of the benefits of daily horse grooming is the opportunity to monitor your horse and check for signs of illness. Here are a few ailments to watch for.

  • Colic or Digestive ProblemsSigns of colic can include restlessness, sweating or lying down more than usual. Lack of appetite may also be an indicator of digestive issues that may require horse medications. Clean water and food areas may help to avoid digestive problems, along with a balanced diet.
  • Respiratory ConditionsThese can appear as equine influenza or the common cold and can produce symptoms like fever, nasal discharge or cough. Vaccinations are usually widely available, and you can take preventive steps like separating new horses from the rest and giving horses their own water and food supply.
  • Neurological ConditionsSerious diseases like cervical vertebral stenotic myelopathy—or CSM—and equine herpes virus can cause wobbly gait, bad reflexes and even seizures. It’s essential to seek medical attention if you notice any of these horse health problems.

At Petco, we’re here to help provide solutions for all of your pets—whether they’re big or small, or they walk or crawl. We not only carry medicine for when your horse is under the weather, but we also carry a variety of horse riding gear and horse stable supplies so that you can enjoy your equine’s good health. Make Petco your one-stop shop for all of your pet family’s needs.