Senior Dog

Senior Pets

Caring for Senior Pets can be challenging. With advancements in veterinary care, pet nutrition and overall knowledge of pet well-being, our pets are living longer. Which is great news! More years with our beloved animals! However, senior pets can present all kinds of physical and mental issues as they reach their golden years.  Generally, pets[…]

FennecFox

Unique & Exotic Pets

Exotic Pets are a growing trend. From wild insects to rodents bigger than most dogs, people all over are diving into the world of caring for unique and exotic pets. We will discuss some of the most unique, but keep in mind we do not condone the keeping of wild animals and one should read,[…]

Dog Allergies

Food Allergies in Dogs

Dogs with allergies seem to be more common than not these days. And dog allergies are not pretty, in fact, they can be miserable for both the dog and the owner.  Food allergies can sometimes be confused with food intolerance, as symptoms may be similar. However, food intolerance is the result of poor digestion, whereas[…]

Eye Meds in Dogs

Eye Problems in Dogs and Cats

Eye problems in dogs and cats are a common reason for vet visits. Both dogs and cats can develop eye infections from foreign bodies and/or any number of bacteria, viruses or fungi. Typically, eye problems in dogs and cats can be treated with ophthalmic medications. When dealing with eye issues in pets, veterinarians will generally[…]

Blue & Gold Parrot

Bird Medication

Medicating birds is challenging. Just like all pets, giving your bird medication can be extremely difficult. Working together with your veterinarian and possibly a compounding pharmacy, medicating your pet bird can also be successful. Bird medication can be administered in several ways. It is important to discuss with your vet which way will be most[…]

Rabbit Medication

Rabbits can be just as difficult, if not more so, than cats when it comes to taking medication. It is important to take special precautions when administering medication to a rabbit, as they are such sensitive animals. Tablets for Rabbits Many veterinary medications are commercially available as tablets. These are not generally the easiest to[…]

Hypoallergenic Dog Medications

Hypoallergenic Dog Medications

Does your dog require medication? Does your dog suffer from food allergies? Compounded medication allows dog owners hypoallergenic, flavored medication options to make medicating your dogs easier, more convenient and most importantly safe. Dog Medications Dogs require medications for many different reasons over the course of their lives. Some dogs require life-long medications for chronic[…]

Hyperthyroidism in Cats

Hyperthyroidism is a very common disease in cats, most commonly affecting middle-aged to older cats. Symptoms and Diagnosis of Hyperthyroidism in Cats Hyperthyroidism is caused when an enlarged thyroid gland (located in a cat’s neck) is producing an excess of thyroid hormones (T3 and T4). When produced properly thyroid hormones help regulate and control normal[…]

Veterinary Compounding

How Can Veterinary Compounding Help My Pet?

Veterinary compounding is preparing medications for individual patients. For example, our client, Lemon, was referred to us at 14 years old. She was in congestive heart failure with a level 5 heart murmur. Her owners were struggling with her everyday to get her to take her life saving medications. Luckily, Lemon’s veterinarian worked with our[…]