The Confusing World of Pet Parasite Prevention
Most dog and cat owners understand the importance of keeping their pets safe from deadly parasites, like heartworms and intestinal worms. But, our stores are now being flooded with generic products and these new brands are creating confusion. In addition, some of the other, better known products, have disappeared leaving everyone even more confused. Exactly what parasite control products should you be using for your pets?Read More
Cats Often Overlooked for Veterinary Care
Poet Jean Burden once said that a cat “is still only a whisker away from the wilds” and for many cat enthusiasts, this is the exact reason they love their self-sufficient felines. But for all of our professed affection for these animals, our cats aren’t seen by veterinarians nearly as often as our dogs. Is it because we value dogs more highly or are there other reasons for this inequity?Read More
Question and Answer on Generic Rimadyl
Our clients regularly ask us great questions regarding their pets. This was a question Dr. Denise answered via email in August of 2011 regarding the use of a generic carprofen (Rimadyl). Dr. Denise, Can you get me a prescription for the generic of Rimadyl? Spot currently takes Putney Carprofen Caplets, 75mg twice a day. Our…Read More
Do Generic Flea Products Meet Your Pet’s Needs?
For almost two decades, safe, effective flea medications from your veterinarian have helped pet owners battle these blood-sucking parasites. Now, several “generic” flea medications are flooding the market, showing up in big box stores and grocery stores across the country. Will these cheaper medications help more pets or do they have the potential for failure?Read More
Online Pet Pharmacies – Saving Money or Risk to Your Pets?
Their ads promise to save you lots of money and even “a stressful trip to the veterinarian”. You are encouraged by slick video and professional announcers to purchase flea medications, pain relief drugs and even heartworm prevention all from the comfort of your living room and laptop computer. But, are online pet pharmacies really the best option for you or are there hidden dangers?Read More