What you need to know about compounded pet medications

What you need to know about compounded pet medications

[New Product] Novox Carprofen Chewable Tablets

[New Product] Novox Carprofen Chewable Tablets

As our pets age, joint problems often become an issue. Limited mobility from arthritis pain can be difficult for pets who are used to enjoying a lifestyle of running, jumping and playing. Novox Carprofen Chewable Tablets are an easy-to-administer NSAID medication that helps relieve the pain and inflammation due to arthritis and other joint diseases, so your pet can get back to enjoying an active life.

Long term use of Prednisone in pets

Long term use of Prednisone in pets

One of the more commonly prescribed drugs in veterinary medicine is the drug Prednisone. The most common use of this medication is as an anti-inflammatory agent used in a wide variety of  chronic diseases, including: Inflammatory bowel disease Skin/ear allergies Respiratory disease Asthma Neurologic disorders Prednisone has also been used as an immune suppressive agent in immune mediated disorders of the body, as well as part of many chemotherapy protocols. How […]

[Illustrated Guide] What to Do If Your Dog Has Ticks

[Illustrated Guide] What to Do If Your Dog Has Ticks

This is a guest post from Monica Gomez of Carrington College.  Ticks are small, commonplace and extremely resilient parasites, and any dog that spends time outside runs the risk of being bitten by ticks. Thankfully, as this guide from Carrington College shows, there are ways to prevent ticks from causing your dog to become seriously ill.

Why you need to ask your vet about pet drug interactions & side effects

Why you need to ask your vet about pet drug interactions & side effects

In the middle of a busy veterinary practice, many veterinarians may overlook an opportunity to discuss the possibilities of drug interactions and pet medication side effects. For example, many commonly prescribed nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) can sometimes cause digestive upset and/or liver/kidney problems in some sensitive pets. Corticosteroids like Prednisone can cause similar problems in some pets, as well as predispose pets to diabetes with prolonged use. While a topic […]

The internet and your pet: watch out for this danger

The internet and your pet: watch out for this danger

Stories that I get exposed to throughout the day either have a positive effect on my mood and sense of well-being or a negative one. While the facts from any particular story do contribute to the feelings that the reader gets, other intangibles also have an effect. Many times I have read stories that describe something terrible but then go on to put a positive or a “miraculous” spin to […]

What happens when your best buddy slows down?

What happens when your best buddy slows down?

My dog Daisy was adopted and joined my family when Duke was already five years old. From the moment the two dogs set eyes on each other, something beautiful occurred–the two together became better than they seemed to be alone, each bringing out the best characteristics of the other. Duke always treats Daisy with gentleness and respect and Daisy reciprocates by being loving and trustworthy. Theirs is a relationship based […]