Difficulties in administration of oral medication formulations to pet cats: an e-survey of cat owners

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dc.contributor.author Sivén, M.
dc.contributor.author Savolainen, S.
dc.contributor.author Räntilä, Sanna
dc.contributor.author Männikkö, Sofia
dc.contributor.author Vainionpää, M.
dc.contributor.author Airaksinen, S.
dc.contributor.author Raekallio, M.
dc.contributor.author Vainio, O.
dc.contributor.author Juppo, A. M.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-01-08T12:13:02Z
dc.date.available 2020-01-08T12:13:02Z
dc.date.issued 2017-03-10
dc.identifier.citation Sivén , M , Savolainen , S , Räntilä , S , Männikkö , S , Vainionpää , M , Airaksinen , S , Raekallio , M , Vainio , O & Juppo , A M 2017 , ' Difficulties in administration of oral medication formulations to pet cats: an e-survey of cat owners ' , Veterinary Record , vol. 180 , no. 10 , 250 . https://doi.org/10.1136/vr.103991
dc.identifier.other PURE: 72664392
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dc.identifier.other Scopus: 85007154320
dc.identifier.other WOS: 000397861600019
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0003-3467-2246/work/32083313
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0003-2586-1117/work/32083341
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/309077
dc.description.abstract The purpose here was to determine the problems cat owners encounter in medicating their cats with orally administered drugs at home. The study was carried out as an open e-questionnaire survey addressed to cat owners in which the authors focused on the oral administration route. A total of 46 completed questionnaires were included in the survey. In the study, 46 cats received 67 orally administered drugs. Approximately half of the drugs were registered for use in cats by the European Medicines Agency (54 per cent), and there were also off-label drugs registered for human (36 per cent) and canine medication (7.4 per cent) and an ex tempore drug (3.0 per cent). The owners were unable to give the doses as prescribed for their cats for one-fourth of the medications (16/67). Drugs that were registered for feline medication were significantly more palatable than drugs registered for other species (odds ratio (OR) 4.9), and liquid formulations were significantly more palatable than solid formulations (OR 4.8). However, most of the owners (22/38) preferred a solid dosage form, while few (4/38) chose a liquid formulation. The results indicate that there is still a need for more palatable and easily administered oral drugs for cats. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Veterinary Record
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dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject 413 Veterinary science
dc.subject 317 Pharmacy
dc.subject HEALTHY CATS
dc.subject DOGS
dc.subject SUSPENSION
dc.subject CAPSULES
dc.subject EFFICACY
dc.subject THERAPY
dc.subject PAIN
dc.title Difficulties in administration of oral medication formulations to pet cats: an e-survey of cat owners en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Faculty of Pharmacy
dc.contributor.organization Specialist Training Programme in Industrial Pharmacy (-2013)
dc.contributor.organization Division of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology
dc.contributor.organization Pharmaceutical Design and Discovery group
dc.contributor.organization Equine and Small Animal Medicine
dc.contributor.organization Departments of Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
dc.contributor.organization Marja Raekallio / Principal Investigator
dc.contributor.organization Outi Vainio / Principal Investigator
dc.contributor.organization Research Centre for Animal Welfare
dc.contributor.organization Anne Juppo / Principal Investigator
dc.contributor.organization Drug Research Program
dc.contributor.organization DAPHNE - Developing Assessment Practices in Higher Education
dc.contributor.organization Teachers' Academy
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.1136/vr.103991
dc.relation.issn 0042-4900
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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