is used to assist in giving birth in multiple species including dogs and cats. It is a prescription hormone used to increase uterine contractions, for milk letdown or for the treatment of egg binding in birds and reptiles. For:
Multiple species including dogs and cats.
Benefits Prescription hormone for intravenous, intramuscular or subcutaneous injection Oxytocin is used to stimulate uterine contractions in multiple species Also aids in milk letdown in females with adequate milk production Available in a 6mg 3-pack blister packet
How it works
Oxytocin Injection is used to assist in the birthing process. It is used to stimulate contractions of the uterus and affects the mammary glands by increasing milk letdown. Oxytocin is a hormone naturally released by the hypothalamus section of the brain during labor to stimulate uterine contractions. This injectable form of the hormone, Oxytocin is FDA approved for use in veterinary medicine. It is approved for use in multiple animal species and is also used for the treatment of egg binding in birds and reptiles.
Dosage & Administration Oxytocin is given intravenously (IV), subcutaneously (SQ, subQ), or intramuscularly (IM), as directed by your veterinarian. Always follow the dosage instructions provided by your veterinarian. If you have difficulty giving the medication, contact your veterinarian. This medication should only be given to the pet for whom it was prescribed. It should only be given to animals with a dilated cervix and in whom the fetuses are in the correct position for birth.
Possible side effects of Oxytocin: May cause uterine cramping and discomfort. If used when the fetuses are malpositioned or too large for a natural birth, it may cause uterine rupture, fetal injury, or fetal death.
If you overdose the pet: If you know or suspect your pet has had an overdose, contact your veterinarian immediately.
What should I avoid while giving Oxytocin to my pet: Consult your veterinarian before using Oxytocin with any other medications, including vitamins and supplements, since interactions may occur. If used with adrenergic agents (e.g., ephedrine), it may cause postpartum high blood pressure. If used with some general anesthetics, it may cause low blood pressure and cardiovascular changes in the mother.
Who should not take it? Not for use in animals who are hypersensitive (allergic) to it. Not for use in animals with dystocia (difficulty giving birth) due to malposition of the fetus, small pelvis in the mother, large fetal size, or when a cesarean section is otherwise warranted. Do not use until the cervix is naturally dilated. If used when a pyometra (infection in the uterus) is present, it could cause the uterus to rupture. Do not use in animals with hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) or hypocalcemia (low blood calcium).