What are Clopidogrel Tablets for Cats and Dogs?
- Clopidogrel is a medication given to inhibit platelets from aggregating in the blood.
- Platelets in the blood respond to injury by clotting, but they may clot more in some pets than others.
- Clotting in the blood may lead to blockage of blood flow and cause cell death due to the lack of oxygen reaching a certain area.
- Clopidogrel helps to inhibit the clotting of platelets.
Why do cats and dogs use Clopidogrel?
- Clopidogrel is prescribed to prevent the formation of blood clots.
What else should I know about Clopidogrel?
- Clopidogrel is the generic alternative to Plavix.
- Because of the lack of clotting in the blood, clopidogrel increases the risk of bleeding in your pet due to your pet’s lack of being able to clot efficiently.
What problems could my dog or cat have with Clopidogrel?
- The most common side effects are an increased risk of bleeding, vomiting, and anorexia.
- Bleeding is not likely to occur, but monitor your cat or dog for bleeding and bruising.
- Because of the increased risk of bleeding, it is important to monitor your pet for any bleeding or black, tarry stools, and report any signs to your pet's veterinarian. Black stool can indicate a bleed in the upper gastrointestinal tract.
How do you use Clopidogrel?
- Clopidogrel can be given with or without food. Follow your veterinarian's directions.
What is in Clopidogrel?
- Clopidogrel is a platelet aggregate inhibitor. It helps keep the blood from clotting.
Will I get what I see in the picture?
- Clopidogrel is sold as an FDA approved generic drug. Brand may vary from order to order and variation to variation. We are unable to guarantee which brand will be available at the time of order shipment.
Is it important for my dog or cat to finish all of the Clopidogrel?
- Dogs and cats may use Clopidogrel for different lengths of time. Please consult your veterinarian if you have any questions.