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This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 014879/001.

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"DOPRAM" is the commercial name of a drug composed of DOXAPRAM HYDROCHLORIDE.


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What is Dopram-V?
i know vets use it, but what does it do to the animals, why do they give it to them and when do they give it to them. Asked by Jose Salyers 2 years ago.

Dorpram-V is the veterinary form of doxapram. Doxapram stimulates respiration (breathing) and is used after a difficult birth, or after general anesthesia. Please see the references below for detailed information. Answered by Elidia Smutzler 2 years ago.

Dopram-V (doxapram) belongs to a group of drugs called analeptics. They stimulate chemoreceptors in the carotid arteries, which in turn, stimulates the respiratory center in the brain stem. In humans doxapram is used in intensive care settings to stimulate the respiratory rate in patients with respiratory failure. It is also used in opioid overdose (heroin, oxycodone etc.) to overcome respiratory depression, the primary cause of death with these drugs. In animals it is used for the same reasons as in humans. Doxapram stimulates the medullary respiratory center and the chemoreceptors of the carotid artery and aorta to increase tidal volume. Other portions of the CNS are stimulated only when high doses are administered. Doxapram is primarily used in emergency situations during anesthesia or to decrease the respiratory depressant effects of opiates/opioids and barbiturates. Recommended dosages are 1-5 mg/kg, IV, in dogs and cats, or 1-2 drops under the tongue of apneic neonates (newborns). In adult horses, the dosage is 0.5-1.0 mg/kg, IV, while foals are dosed carefully at 0.02-0.05 mg/kg/min, IV. Hope this helps. Rick the Pharmacist Answered by Amparo Fluette 2 years ago.

What is Dopram/Doxapram injection and why did I find a piece of its packaging under my mattress?
I'm a bit freaked out. I found two pieces of folded paper under the sheet on my bed, unfolded them and they read (printed) 'Dopram Injection - Improved pulmonary function during and after narcotic anaesthesia'. Nobody in my family living with me has been under anaesthetic or even in hospital for at... Asked by Hai Walls 2 years ago.

I'm a bit freaked out. I found two pieces of folded paper under the sheet on my bed, unfolded them and they read (printed) 'Dopram Injection - Improved pulmonary function during and after narcotic anaesthesia'. Nobody in my family living with me has been under anaesthetic or even in hospital for at least 3 years. I change my own sheets on the bed about once every few weeks - how on earth did these bits of paper get there? I did some research on Wikipedia just now and found that doxapram is used to like.. speed up the respiratory rate in intensive care patients? One of the side effects is panic attacks - I've been having those every few nights, and was going to go see the doctor about it.. am I being secretly drugged or something? :/ Answered by Alisha Lagerstrom 2 years ago.

do you have any injection marks or unexplained bruises anywhere on your body ? if you do then i would put a lock on your bedroom door and maybe inform the police because as you have already found out the paper is from a packet that's only used for injection. Good Luck when you see your doctor tell him/her what you have found and show them the paper then they will know what to look for and treat if anything Answered by Keneth Toran 2 years ago.

I'd put a lock on the inside of your bedroom door. Then take the packaging to a chemist and ask him what it is and why it would be given. Make an appt. to see your doctor and explain this to him also. Hope this helps and have a good day ;-) Answered by Kari Burdzel 2 years ago.

Help me deliver my chihuahuas puppies?
its sunday and every clinic in laredo is closed and they are charging alot to see her in one of clinic we found and we have to pay right there and then... but we dnt have such money to do so Asked by Kourtney Tewksbury 2 years ago.

You need to call a vet, get some dopram for your dog Answered by Palmira Dubs 2 years ago.

Oh, I'm so sorry you did no research about breeding Chihuahuas. Emergencies during whelping happen a lot. That is why experts recommend having about $2000 available before deciding to breed a b****. Do you know how many fetuses were in there? Any left inside are most likely dead now. Your b**** will be dead within a day. It's a really lousy way for her to die and you've only yourselves to blame. There is nothing that anyone can tell you to do at home. You are not equipped to perform an emergency c-section and that is the only way the dead fetus(es) are coming out of her. Enjoy tending to the one newborn whelp every two hours for the next few weeks. Answered by Pamila Seaney 2 years ago.

If she's been pushing for an hour and hasn't delivered another pup you need to go to the vet. Borrow the money, pawn something do whatever you have to. Not having the money is no excuse. You knew your dog was pregnant and should have been prepared. If she goes 2-3 hours without continuing with labor and you know for a fact she was having more than two pups then go to the vet. Answered by Rea Brar 2 years ago.

So, instead of going to the emergency clinic, you'd rather watch your dog suffer, possibly die, along with the pups? Why did you breed your dog knowing you didn't have the money for proper care. Of course you knew that a Chihuahua usually has to have a c-section, something they are well known for. Answered by Pam Hazelhurst 2 years ago.

Vanessa - This guy or woman has no longer extra extra puppies into the inhabitants - yet ? And with this obtrusive loss of wisdom then there'll probable be one canines much less interior the inhabitants. completely astounding attempting to whelp domestic canines once you haven't any longer have been given an absolute clue Take the canines to the vets and pay them to whelp her. Answered by Priscilla Huminski 2 years ago.

this is why most people shouldnt breed. The b*tch is having trouble delivering.. she likely needs a cecarian. She could easily DIE without proper care. One should NEVER breed unless they have a few grand ready for a possible cecarian. Odds are the rest of the litter has died. I hope you found the finances to get her to a vet. Answered by Melaine Szymanowski 2 years ago.

Let the dog give birth. In women, twins usually don't come out out at the same time, but at different times. Answered by Denna Toppa 2 years ago.

Call a vet as u could risk her rejecting her pups if ur scent is on them or mor dieing. Call the vet!!!! Answered by Maximina Hoppman 2 years ago.

What would typically be found in a crash cart in a vet clinic?
Asked by Shantay Abbas 2 years ago.

A chart for proper dosage enough space to handle several staff at one time Resuscitation equipment Syringe Needles bandage materials Endotracheal tubes Catheters IVs Atropine,Dopram, Epinephrine all for adrenaline. Answered by Scot Eiden 2 years ago.

Question about my PREGNANT beagle?

yes i did post this earlier but i did not get very many answers and ony one made sense to the quesitons at hand so if you alredy answered dont feel the need to do so again do i need anything else i have blankets towels and as for the welping box i have an inflatable pool with a fitted sheet in it is that okay to use and when she has the puppies can the father see them or would he be agressive? and i have 4 other dogs one girl and three boys one is the father} so you think the girl dog could see them? im not sure because she doesnt like baby kittens so im not sure how she would react with puppies do not discriminate ohkay? thank you Answered by Earline Ricciardelli 2 years ago.

Yes, you need a lot... KY jelly, sterile gloves, dental floss to tie off cords. hemostats to clamp, betadine to sterilize everything, a heating source to keep pups warm, calcium tabs, oxytocin - which since your a newbie- a vet will never give,. Dopram -- same as above. This isn't the whole list. ACTUALLY-- it would be best to have a mentor there to help.... someone who has done this dozens of times successfully. KEEP all other dogs FAR from the whelping dam-- wth would you want anything to distress the dam??>? He doesn't think of them as his-- don't humanize the situation. Answered by Deeanna Lepping 2 years ago.

I wouldn't use the pool as it would be too easy for a pup to be wedged between the sides and the mum. Often there is that join where a pup could get stuck. Get a wooden box instead. Drill holes in the side so that you can put in a pig-rail. A broom handle or piece of conduit works well. This should be about 5-6 inches of the ground and is so the pup can fit underneath it without getting squished. Do NOT let the other dogs near the dam and her new pups - she may become aggressive towards them or even her pups due to stress. You will need scales, a hot water bottle, a clock to time between pups, a notebook - weights, times, placenta delivered etc, a torch, dental floss and scissors (for cords), a nasal syringe (but make sure you know HOW to use it), and a full tank of petrol in case of a vet emergency. Answered by Mazie Ellamar 2 years ago.

So the answers you got before weren't good enough because people abused you for being a bad owner and yet another Backyard breeder! If you put out a question like this on YA then be prepared to be descriminated against. People like you make me soooo angry and I wish you would just get all your dogs spayed /. neutered to save the world from yet more badly bred dogs. Beagles suffer from so many health conditions and it you have not tested your animals for any of them then you deserve what you get - unfortunately your puppies have no choice and are dealt a raw deal because you have failed in your duty as a responsible owner. You are obviously a fool who is too cheap to actually build a decent whelping box and take care of the mother and pups as they should be. I do not believe an inflatable pool is adequate as it is slippery and a suffocation hazzard. It will be difficult for the mother to get out of and she may well hurt herself or the pups by getting in or out. You cannot risk any other dogs having contact with your puppies - dogs do not need to play happy families and the Sires involvement finished the day of the mating - so keep all dogs away from these poor puppies. I truly hope you have a breeding mentor (but I doubt it) and I hope you have a great vet and a buldging bank account to deal with any emergencies that may happen. Are you in contact with the vt now? Have you had an ultrasound and Xray to know exactly how many pups to expect? DO you know about checking the B**tches temperature and looking out for any signs something is wrong? Please get you dogs spayed and neutered once the novelty of having a litter is over - after all the puppies are to keep you happy not to better the breed! Answered by Trudie Annette 2 years ago.

Do make sure you have a veterinarian look at the dam. She should be in good physical condition before giving birth so make sure to listen to the vet about the amount you should be feeding her and any other supplements she may need. Also towards parturition, be sure to isolate her from the other dogs. I would not at all suggest introducing the other dogs to the puppies. Puppies have very undeveloped immune systems, thus they may catch diseases easily from other animals as well as humans, so limit the amount of activity they have with other humans. Its ok to look, but keep touch to a minimum. The puppies will develop immunities over time from colostrum from the mother's milk. The pool should be fine during parturition, but make sure its still fine for when the puppies get bigger and start to walk and climb. Make sure they cannot get out, but the mother can. Answered by Kiersten Perot 2 years ago.

I have a pomeranian and I took in a pregnant stray they lived together throughout most of her pregnancy fine. The day she had the puppies she was in my bathroom closed up in my bedroom and I let the pom inside from outback. She flipped out even though she could not see him and was trampling the pups barking like mad. Not knowing what the problem was I let her out of the bathroom thinking she had to pee...let her out of my room and closed my bedroom door. She went after the pom in the LIVING ROOM no where near the puppies. This continued (not as bad though) until the puppies were around 6.5 weeks. By 8 weeks they could all be out back together but until the pups are weaned or weaning I would be very cautious as a mother dog will do anything to protect her pups includign killing them. I would also get a baby nose sucker thing (bulb syringe). I had 4 pups born with what I assume was fluid on/in their lungs as they had bubbles coming out of their nose and mouth and were non-responsive. I sucked their noses and mouths and that helped some. THe others I had to shake (google shake down puppy) them down to get the fluid out. One in particular the fluid came out of his nose and flew accross the room. It was crazy. ADD: Also, the puppies should not really be crying/whinning after they are born if the mom is makign them use the bathroom and they are eating enough. If you have one or 2 making a lot of noise you need to figure out if they are cold or hungry. I had to sit and MAKE the runt nurse. All the other pups would push him off. Some nights I was up with him screaming 3 times a night and sitting in the bathroom on the floor for up to 30 mins making sure him and my other smaller one got to nurse. Weighing them and keep track of it daily is VERY important. If a pup EVER looses weight...even 1/2 ounce you have a problem. Good luck. Answered by Sherise Ulshafer 2 years ago.

It is important that the mother dog be isolated from all other dogs for three weeks prior to labor through 3 weeks after delivery to prevent Herpes infection. Herpes is spread by sniffing and licking between two dogs. Adult dogs rarely have any symptoms but the newborn or unborn puppies generally die. The pool should be fine as long as the mother dog can get in and out as she likes while the pups remain confined. Answered by My Mcdowell 2 years ago.

Lets see, you have blankets, towels, and a whelping box. That is a good start. You might want to keep a pair of scissors on hand, just in case. If this is her first litter, she may not know what to do and may need your help. I had a dog once who had her pups and we had to cut the bags open and stimulate the pups. After about the 4th pup, she got the idea and started doing it herself. As far as the father dog seeing the pups, I would be very careful in that area. Usually the momma dog doe not like other animals around her pups and she may try to harm him. Also male dogs have been known to try to eat the pups. Gross I know, but very true. The other female may be jealous and also try to hurt the pups, I again, would be very careful. Trust your instincts. Also keep your vets number very close just in case. Best of Luck and Best Wishes for a litter or healthy pups. Answered by Jesusa Bowley 2 years ago.

I had dachshund puppies in January. Same set up...the inflatable pool. Dad and older sister watched the whole thing. Mom let me help her with the puppies and everything. Completely amazing experience. I allowed the dad and older sister to stick around and the mom dog was ok with it. When they tried to jump in the pool, mom dog snapped and they knew their place and backed off. Dogs are very smart and as long as you don't see any serious danger, let them watch. Mine were both wagging their tails to the whole time, they seemed to know exactly what was going on. The mom dog will take care of everything, cleaning up after the birth and as the puppies are growing up. She eats the placenta, pee and poop from all the puppies. The first 6 weeks are the easiest because you just have to change the sheets and towels every couple of days. I weened them off of the mother at 6.5 weeks with Carnation powder milk mixed with baby cereal. Every day I would add a little bit of dry puppy food (Nutro Max) until they were eating only dry food and no more milk (at 7.5 weeks). They will continue to steel milk snacks from Mom which I let them do. I wasn't too strict about keeping them away from her. I was told to separate mom and puppies during the day while giving the milk mixture 3 times a day. Then let them sleep with her at night. If you have any other questions sent me an email and I'll be happy to answer. Answered by Fallon Vannette 2 years ago.

I wouldn't let ANY of the other dogs around her while she is raising puppies. Rather be safe than sorry....wouldn't you feel awful if one of them killed or maimed a puppy? This happened to my grandmothers dog. She had a Cocker Spaniel who she was told was spayed. The dog didn't show pregnancy (she was overweight to begin with) And so she had puppies while my grandmother was at work. When she had come home the other female dog had killed two of the seven pups and the due to her aggressive behavior the mother dog wouldn't nurse or even go near her puppies. Answered by Carolee Sadin 2 years ago.

animals that are birthing need a clean, quiet, semi-dark spot to feel safe. no other animals should ever be around. the mother might stress out and the labor could totally stop. that would equal dead pups or a expensive c-section at the vet. Answered by Cristy Aulabaugh 2 years ago.

How long does a cat stay pregnant for? and what to do to make her comfortable?
i never had a pregnant cat before... i got all my kittens when they where 6 weeks or a little younger, we even bottle fed some of them but i dont know what to do with a pregnant cat Asked by Erlene Harth 2 years ago.

well we found this beautiful pregnant cat in the back yard and she was looking for some food... once we fed her she came to us for some love so we opened the door and she came in... we have other 6 cats (all fixed) in the house but she is staying in a bedroom by herself (door is open but she dont want to come out) she looks ok... but i dont know how long she has left and what to do to make her more comfortable? any advise? Answered by Herminia Stine 2 years ago.

Pregnancy in cats , called the "gestation period", generally ranges from 60 to 69 days, with the average being 63-64 days. Most of our queens deliver between days 64 and 66. It's very important to mark on your calendar the days you have actually witnessed your queen being bred by the stud cat, as this will be the primary way for you to determine when she is due to deliver her kittens. At about 3 weeks after breeding, a pregnant queen will show some physical symptoms of pregnancy, such as enlarged and rose-colored nipples, and a big increase in appetite and overall interest in food. Your veterinarian should be able to feel her abdomen carefully (called "palpating") and detect any small fetuses. Some queens will have a few episodes of vomiting - the feline version of "morning sickness". Most pregnant queens will become very affectionate, want to be close to you, and thrive on receiving loving reassurances from you that all will be well!! uring the last couple of weeks of pregnancy, and sometimes earlier, the expectant feline mother will usually begin to look for a secure, safe place to have her litter. This is definitely the time for you to introduce her to her "nest box" and birthing area if you haven't done so already. If your queen does not take to the area you have selected for her to have her kittens, you may need to confine her within a large cage or pen, or small bathroom, walk-in closet, etc. Many queens actually prefer this confinement, so they can start to settle down, and scratch around in her nest box. The area you select for her should be quiet and secluded, away from the hustle and bustle of activity, and certainly away from the competition and social stresses from being in close proximity to other animals. The nest box should be large enough for your queen to move and turn around in, and stand up completely, but not so large that it doesn't seem like a private, cave-like, and safe retreat. Cats are known for their love of curling up in small spaces. Cardboard boxes are often used and make great nest boxes. Be sure the front is at least 8-9" high, to keep the kittens in, yet allow your queen to come and go. Do not use any plastic tubs or boxes for your nest boxes, as there have been reports about lost litters due to the chemicals in the plastics. Place several layers of soft clean, absorbent towels inside the nest box, and let your queen dig around and make her nest in them. Once the kittens have been born, it is then fairly easy to peel back and remove the upper, soiled layers of towels with minimal interruption to the mother and her newborn kittens. Make sure you have on hand (all in one place that is easy for you to get to when your queen suddenly starts going into labor): 8 to 10 old, soft clean wash cloths; heating pad with cover; small carrier or box which opens from the top; white (colorless) iodine and/or alcohol prep pads; small hemostat; unused dental floss or clean sewing thread; small medical clamp; extra large soft towels for changing the bedding in the nest box; record book and pen; portable phone and emergency veterinary phone numbers; small scale which measures weight in small increments (postage scale, etc.); small baby bulb aspirator; flashlight with working batteries; Dopram-V (doxapram hydrochloride)*, and Oxytocin *. (* ask your vet about the last two). And, be sure to read our article on Breeding Cats, Part II: LABOR & DELIVERY. Answered by Celeste Happney 2 years ago.

A cat is pregnant for sixty three-sixty seven days. When the milk is available in it may be one million week to correct now - then labour will begin. Have a seem at her belly. Is it low down. If it's labour will begin quickly. Just her her area and privateness and determine on her at times. Since she doesnt understand you she would possibly quit generating the kittens for the reason that of pressure. Make definite she has a first-class hiding field to have her infants in and shield your furnishings with rugs or blankets - simply encase she comes to a decision to have the kittens at the mattress!!! Good good fortune and benefit from the kittens. Answered by Robbie Dincher 2 years ago.

They're pregnant for about 9 weeks. Just make sure when it's time she has a nice box with something warm like a blanket to help her through the labor. Bring her to the vet if you can to make sure she's healthy. Make sure the other cats don't mess around with her and irritate her too much. Otherwise just treat her like you normally would. Not alot of playing though. Answered by Gaylene Vanlue 2 years ago.


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