One of the most common questions veterinarians receive regarding the use of monthly flea/heartworm medications is whether topical or oral formulations should be used. And of course, like most medical decisions, the answer to this question will be based on the individual circumstances of the pet and the pet’s family. In those families with infants… [Read more]
Safe Storage and Disposal of Pet Medication
Heartworm medication, flea prevention, dewormers, antibiotics, pain relievers – these are just a few of the medications that your pet may have been given or will be on at sometime during his or her lifetime. Over the years, pet parents tend to accumulate pet medications as the needs of their pets change. Some medications can… [Read more]
Pet parents should be aware of potential side effects of common pet medications
Appropriate pet medications can help pets live healthier, happier lives, or get relief from debilitating pain. Whenever your pet takes a medication, as a responsible pet guardian you should have an understanding of the effect the medication is expected to have on your pet as well as the potential side effects. Once you are aware… [Read more]
Brand vs. Generic Pet Medications: Are They the Same?
Pet medications can be very expensive. Today, many of these medications have generic equivalents. But many people wonder are they really the same? The short answer is YES… because they have to be. All drugs that are on the US market today, including all pet medications, must be approved by the FDA. When a new… [Read more]