This electronic version of the North American Companion Animal Formulary (NACAF) includes over 3,900 references to the use of over 1,200 drugs. The uses and doses of the drugs listed in this formulary are those established by the specialists in the author’s practice or recommended following a review of contemporary veterinary literature. Every attempt was made to make certain that the uses and doses of the drugs listed are correct; however, mistakes are conceivable in an undertaking of this magnitude and we regret any such errors.
The recommendations herein as to usage and dosage are not to be construed as definitive, but rather as suggested guidelines for your consideration. Drug doses and recommendations often change as further experience and understanding of their actions and interactions are learned over time. The clinician should always be thoroughly aware of the indications and contraindications for the medications used in the treatment of his or her patients. For a drug whose usage or dosage is unfamiliar to the clinician, review of current literature describing the actions, indications, and contraindications of the drug should be sought prior to administration of the medicine.
Drugs are listed alphabetically by generic name. If specific reference is not made to a certain species, the recommended dose is intended for both the dog and cat. Whenever the suggested drug doses are sufficiently different, they are specifically listed by species (Dog and Cat). Certain drug doses are listed only for one species or the other (Dog or Cat). When this occurs, the author was either unable to find a recommended dose for the other specie or the drug is sufficiently toxic in the other specie so that its use would therefore be contraindicated. In a few instances several different dosages are given for the same drug because dissimilar dosage recommendations were found in the literature. The clinician must then decide what dosage is most appropriate given the condition of his or her patient.
Edited and Compiled by:
Ned F. Kuehn, D.V.M., M.S.
Diplomate, A.C.V.I.M. (Small Animal Internal Medicine)
BluePearl Veterinary Partners - Michigan
29080 Inkster Road, Southfield, Michigan 48034
(248) 354-6660 www.bluepearlvet.com
North American Compendiums, Inc
942 Military Street, Port Huron, Michigan 48060
(810) 985-5028 www.naccvp.com