The emergency drug calculator is meant to provide help in the management of severe veterinary emergencies through providing the dosage of emergency drugs for dogs and cats. After the calculation has been made, print the results and cut out the printed form. Place this form on the front of each patient's chart for ready access in the event of an emergency.
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The electrical defibrillation dosage is now 4 joules/kg for closed chest defibrillation.
For the dog and cat, the quantity of drug required for the management of cardiopulmonary arrest is immediately available. This reduces the stress of trying to recall dosages during the emergency resuscitation.
Lidocaine is the most effective drug available to treat ventricular arrhythmias. Due to its short half life in the dog and toxicities in cats, appropriate bolus and constant rate infusions must be administered.
Diazepam is the drug of choice in treating seizures in the dog and cat. The dosage must be adjusted in each species.
Hypoglycemia is a common problem in neonates, sepsis, insulinoma, etc. Administration of dextrose is required for treatment.
The dog and cat are often presented in shock. Intravenous crystalloid fluids are usually used in the initial resuscitation. The Emergency Drug Calculator provides the volume of fluid (ml/hour) you should be prepared to administer to treat shock.
The anorectic, ill dog or cat often requires intravenous fluids. Basal maintenance volumes are calculated for both species. If you require diuresis, this volume should be multiplied by either 2 or 3 times.
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