No they don't, even my 14 year old wire-haired fox terrier is medication free, he's a little slower with age but he's not on any meditations.
Sadie was taking an antibiotic for a UTI about 3 months ago. But other than that , all three get their monthly flea and tick meds.
My golden ret is drug free. She's just over 2 years old.
Arabella has a heart arrhythmia and takes 2 medications for that. Sotalol 2 times a day, and mexilitine 3 times a day, with her meals. She also has low thyroid levels and takes soloxine twice a day for that. And she cannot take these medications together. So I give her pills 7 times a day. If it weren't for the alarm on my phone, I don't know how I would keep it straight. I also give her CBD oil for her arthritis and Cosequin for her joints. She is nearly 12 and half, which is old for a Boxer.
One of our rescues has generalized anxiety---she was found on the side of the road with her litter mates when she was 3 days old and had no chance to be properly socialized. She takes fluoxetine.
The other rescue is on Apoquel for allergic itching and tramadol for long term pain alleviation.
Both about 7 or 8 years old.
Chewy my grand puppy is on a special food diet. No treats for now! :(
We got our dog three years ago from the shelter, and she's about six or seven years old. She does take once-a-month NexGard and Heartgard to prevent fleas and worms. She's very healthy. :)
I remember when I was a child we had a cat. She would
regularly go, fight with others and come back home with her neck really
injured. I remember my father cleaning the wound with hydrogen peroxide so that
it does not get infected and applying some sort of medicine on it to help it
heal before bandaging it. That is not taking medication but that is the only
time one of my pets has used any form of medical products.
My cat took a tuna flavored paste for his heart. He died from cancer at age 19