Tag Archives: medication

New Treatments for Pets on the Horizon

A cat being examined by a veterinarian

Most people know the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is charged with approving prescription drugs for people and all types of animals. What would surprise many pet owners is the limited number of approved drugs available for pets. Many of the drugs used by veterinary specialists are human drugs that have been repurposed

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Medication Mix-Ups

Next week is Poison Prevention Week. According to ASPCA Animal Poison Control, the number one cause of poisoning in pets is prescription and over the counter drugs. The poisoning occurs because pets inadvertently consume either pet or human medications. To help raise awareness of potential sources of pet poisoning, here are some recent issues with

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Drug Fright: Scary Medication Labels

Everyone has heard them: the rapid fire voiceovers on television advertisements for medications. They sound something like this, “Do not use this medication if you have serious heart disease, suicidal thoughts, liver problems or hangnails. Ask your doctor if this drug is right for you.” If you fast forward through commercials on your DVR and

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Pet Medications: 6 Tips to Keep Pets Safe

All of us want to give the best and safest medications to our pets. Here are my tips to make sure your pet gets the medications he needs. 1. Approved is easy Some of the work of selecting safe medications for your pet has already been done for you. The United States Food and Drug

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Avoiding Veterinary Hospital Mistakes

Much has been made lately about a new book highlighting the commonalities between human and animal diseases. Because we share similar diseases with our animal companions, we may also share similar risks for hospital mistakes. In the spirit of Zoobiquity, here is an adaptation to the veterinary setting of the recommendations made by Prevention magazine

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