50 Medicine Inspired Dog Names

By Kim •  Updated: 03/04/21 •  10 min read
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Are you a medical professional? Have you recently adopted a dog and need to find a name for them? If so, then we’re here to help! Finding the best name for your dog can be a challenge, especially with so many resources to find just the right name for your fur baby.

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If you’re running low on inspiration, then maybe this list of dog names will be helpful! This list of dog names is inspired by medications and the healing! We’ve done the research to find terms that could make great dog names from around the world.

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Medication Dog Names

Here’s are some dog names based on some healing herbs that are used to treat a wide variety of medical problems.

1). Chammie: this name is inspired by chamomile, which is an herb used to as an anxiolytic and sedative. It’s used to treat anxiety and aid relation. However, this herb is also used for treating wounds and to reduce inflammation/swelling. It can be used as a compress or a tea.

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2). Echi: is inspired by echinacea, which has been used for centuries to treat infections, cold, flu, and for healing wounds. This plant has antimicrobial and antiviral properties, and also works to improve the immune system.

3). Feve: is inspired by the herb feverfew, which is used to treat a wide variety of medical issues. In the past, feverfew was used to lower fevers. These days, however, the herb is also used to prevent migraines, treat arthritis, and more.

4). Ginger: is a root that’s often used to treat nausea and motion sickness. This root has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Studies have also shown that ginger can help with osteoarthritis, lower blood sugar, and improve heart disease risk factors.

5). Ginko: is a leaf extract that has been used to treat many conditions including asthma, bronchitis, tiredness, and tinnitus. It has also been shown effective in treatment memory and preventing dementia, and more.

6). Ginseng: is another root that has been used as a tonic and more. It has powerful antioxidant properties that can work to reduce inflammation. Studies have also shown that ginseng can improve memory, behavior and mood.

7). Goldie: this name is inspired by goldenseal, which is a root/rhizome commonly used to treat diarrhea, eye and skin irritations, etc. It’s been used as an antiseptic.

8). Thistle: this name comes from the milk thistle, which is commonly used to treat liver conditions and high cholesterol. It’s also been shown to reduce the growth of cancer cells. This would be a cute name for a dog who has hair that’s a little on the spiky side and resembles the thistle plant.

9). Palme: this name comes from saw palmetto, which is used to treat benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH). It’s also been shown to improve urinary function and even to help grow hair, as well as reduce inflammation.

10). Val: this name is inspired by the valerian root, which is used to treat sleep problems (such as insomnia) and reduce anxiety. This herb can also help with psychological stress, migraines, joint & muscle pain, and more.

Paramedic Dog Names

Next, here are some emergency medicine dog names based on paramedics, their tools and medications.

11). EMS: this is the abbreviation for Emergency Medical Services, which are provided by brave and courageous paramedics throughout the world.

12). Defib: this name’s inspired by the defibrillator used by paramedics. Defibrillators are used to restore a normal heartbeat through the use of an electric pulse (shock) to the heart. These devices can be used to correct or prevent arrhythmia and can get the heart beating if it suddenly stops.

13). KED: this name comes from the Kendrick Extrication Devices that’s use to extricate sometimes from a car that’s been in a collision. This is a tool that’s usually carried in ambulances and other first responder vehicles.

14). Ryder: this name is inspired by the term “ride-along.” These may be people who are students, staff or even visitors learning more about the ambulance and paramedic program. They are only there to observe and not assist with patient care.

15). Ressie: this name is inspired by the service paramedics perform every day, which is “rescue.”

16). Ambu: comes from the vehicle used by paramedics—the ambulance. In fact, you could also use the name “Lance” for your dog!

17). Echo: is short for echocardiogram, which is a test of the heart that uses ultrasound waves to create a visual image to diagnose or monitor heart disease.

18). Blue: is a name that comes from “Code Blue,” which is a term used to indicate a medical emergency of any type.

19). Ivy: this name comes from a device called an IV, which stands for intravenous therapy. This is a type of medical treatment that delivers medications and other substances through a liquid directly to a patient’s veins.

20). Oxy: comes from the word oxygen. In medical terms, oxygen therapy (also called supplemental oxygen), is used to treat or support a wide range of medical issues including cluster headaches, low blood oxygen, carbon monoxide therapy, and more. It’s also often used by emergency medical services.

21). Lucas: is an automated active compression decompression CRP device that’s sometimes used for people whose heart has stopped.

22). Jelco: is a safety device for hypodermic injection, blood collection, arterial blood sampling, and peripheral IV infusion. It protects against blood exposure and unintended needle sticks.

23). Cannu: this name is inspired by a medical device called a cannula, which is a small tube that’s inserted into the vein to give medications, IV fluids and more.

24). Cat: this name comes from the medical device that’s called a catheter, which is a tube that is inserted into places such as the bladder or a vein.

25). Pulse: is a medical term for the rhythmic dilation of an artery that is caused by the heart beating. This is usually measure by paramedics and other first responders.

Cute Drug Names for Dogs

Here are some cute names for dogs based on drugs!

26). Ty: this name is inspired by the OTC pain and fever medication Tylenol. The active ingredient in this medication is acetaminophen, which can be used to treat a wide range of pain issues including headache, muscle pain, arthritis, migraine, tooth pain, and more.

27). Addie: this name comes from the medication Advair Diskus, which is a combination medication used to treat asthma, COPD, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema. This medicine contains a bronchodilator (opens up the bronchi) and a steroid to reduce inflammation in the lungs.

28). Moxie: this name is inspired by the medication amoxicillin, which is a penicillin antibiotic that’s used to treat a wide range of bacterial infections.

29). Baci: this name comes from the name of an ointment called Bacitracin, which is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections.

30). Ceti: this name comes from the medication called cetirizine, which is an antihistamine that’s used to treat allergy and cold symptoms that include sneezing, watery eyes, itching, and a runny nose. It is also used to treat a very itchy skin problem called hives that sometimes come with an allergic reaction.

31). Epi: this name comes from EpiPen, which is an instrument that delivers an injection of epinephrine in cases of a severe or anaphylactic allergic reaction. Epinephrine works to narrow the blood vessels and open airways, as well as treating other symptoms of a severe allergic reaction.

32). Flexi: this name comes from the medication called Flexeril, which is a muscle relaxer. It works to block pain sensation sent from spasming muscles to the brain. This name might be perfect for a dog who is very flexible in personality or when running agility competitions.

33). Gabbie: is a name inspired by the medication gabapentin. This is an anti-epileptic medicine that’s used to treat a wide range of medical issues including epilepsy, certain types of chronic pain, singles, neuropathic pain, and more. And if your dog likes to talk a lot, this would also be a fitting name for them!

34). Imi: this is a name that comes from the medication called Imitrex (sumatriptan). This is a medication used to treat migraines and their associated symptoms.

35). Lora: comes from the medication called loratadine. This is an antihistamine that’s used to treat allergy symptoms including runny nose, hives, skin rash, itching, and other cold/allergy symptoms.

Medicine Sweet Dog Names

Here are some sweet names for dogs based on the practice of medicine!

36). Sirona: is the name of a Celtic/Germanic goddess who was associates with healing springs.

37). Panacea: this is a medical remedy that heals and treats all health issues and diseases.

38). Chiron: in Greek mythology, he was a centaur said to have wonderful healing abilities. He was also great with herbs, music, archery, hunting, gymnastics, and more.

39). Dian: was the Celtic god of healing. He used a special well called Slainge’s Well (which means “well of healing”) to treat his patients. He had them soak in the well to be healed.

40). Isis: was the ancient Egyptian goddess of healing and magic.

41). Artemis: was the Greek goddess of healing and medicine.

42). Doc: is short for “doctor.”

43). Agwu: is the name of the African Igbo god of medicine.

44). Anahit: is an ancient Armenian goddess of healing.

45). Borvo: is the Celtic/Lusitanian god of healing, who is associated with bubbling spring wate.r

46). Shekhmet: was the name of the ancient Egyptian goddess of healing and medicine.

47). Lenus: was the name of a god of healing from Gaul.

48). Maximon: was the Mayan god of health.

49). Haoma: was the Persian god of health.

50). Zywie: was the Slavic goddess of health and healing.

Dogs are Good for Your Health

Dogs and humans have had a synergistic relationship for thousands of years. Canines have been our best buds since they were first domesticated some 20,000 to 40,000 years ago. As this bond has grown between humans and dogs, they’ve grown to support one another and depend on one another.

Canines have happily agreed to work with us and for us, too. They have long protected our farms and homes, farm animals, our families, and more. Dogs have also been instrumental in hunting, turning spits, and even delivering milk on small carts in Europe. Dogs are also great detectives. They can be trained to sniff out bombs, drugs, and even illnesses. They can also detect electronics.

When it comes to being buddies, our dogs have always been beloved companions through life. They are extremely loyal, loving, and when you’re down a dog may even do silly things or provide comfort. Dogs makes us happy and help relieve stress, making us more resilient to what life throws our way.

Not only that, but dogs can also make us healthier. Most dogs need to go on regular walks to stay healthy. Well, guess what? As you’re taking care of your best bud’s health, he’s also taking care of yours! The more you walk your dog, the healthier you’ll be, too.

And studies have shown that dogs can lower our risk of heart disease and more. This is most likely due to the physical activity of playing with and exercising your dog each day.

Dogs are also excellent for our mental health, as they provide companionship. But they also become a conversation starter or a topic when we’re with our family and friends. So, our canine companions also increase our social interactions. It’s a fact that studies have shown that dogs can help their humans fight depression, too.

So, dogs are good medicine for us—this special bond with our fur babies is one that needs to be cherished and enjoyed. Being a pet parent is a blessing for both you and your dog.

There you have it! We hope you’ve enjoyed reading through our list of names. But even more, we hope you’ve found the perfect name for your dog!

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Kim

Kim is a talented author, who loves animals especially dogs. She engaged in writing books and articles relating to animals a decade ago. Kim resides in Chicago with her husband and son. The family is the proud owner of a dog and a parrot (Jack and Lily). Kim wanted more than these two pets, but her husband put his foot down... She often visits elementary schools to talk to the kids about what she learned about pets and how they could learn from them.

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