At Countryside Animal Hospital, we can assist your pet with all their medication needs.
PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS FOR PETS
With so many pharmacy options available these days, it makes ordering pet medications easy. But it may be difficult to know what type of medicine your pet needs, the correct dosage they should take, and how to properly give them their medication. While ordering non-prescription medications may seem convenient, giving your pet the wrong medication could harm them and may even become life-threatening.
To avoid and prevent serious health risks for your pet, it’s best to talk to your veterinarian at Countryside Animal Hospital before ordering medications. Your trusted vet can examine your pet, make a proper diagnosis, and prescribe the right medication in the right dosage for your pet.
TYPES OF MEDICATIONS WE CAN PRESCRIBE FOR YOUR PET:
- Pain Medications
- Anti-Inflammatory Medications
- Heartworm Prevention
- Flea and Tick Prevention
- Allergy Medications
- Antinausea Medications
- Topical Creams and Ointments
- Medications for Skin Irritations
- Antifungal Medications
- Medications for Anxiety
- Healthy Bone and Joint Supplements
- And So Much More!
At Countryside Animal Hospital, we often prescribe medications to our patients. As a loving and concerned pet guardian, you want to make sure you fully understand your pet’s medication in order to safely care for them. When you come into our veterinary clinic, you can rest assured that we will provide you with all of the information you need about your pet’s medication.
THE PURPOSE OF PRESCRIPTION MEDS FOR YOUR PET
When your vet prescribes medication for your pet, it is to address a specific health concern. Many prescription drugs are only effective when used for certain problems, and it can be harmful to medicate your pet without a proper diagnosis. By making these medications prescription-only, it ensures that they are used correctly.
There are certain medications that are sold “over-the-counter,” meaning they don’t require prescriptions. Over-the-counter (OTC) drugs have been evaluated by the FDA and are straightforward enough for the public to follow without the guidance of a doctor. Some OTC drugs are just weaker versions of the prescription form.
HUMAN MEDICATIONS FOR PETS
If your pet has been prescribed a pain reliever, you may wonder why you could not give them an OTC pain reliever for humans. It is imperative that you do not give your pet any medications intended for humans. Though they may be safe for you to take, many human drugs are toxic to animals. For example, acetaminophen and Ibuprofen can cause animals to fall severely ill and even die. Before you give any type of medicine to your pet, it is crucial to speak with your veterinarian.
BENEFITS OF MEDICATION FROM THE VET
There are pharmacies that allow you to purchase pet medication directly. However, there are several reasons why it is in your pet’s best interest to get medication from our vet clinic in Fort Collins:
- Assuming we have it in stock, we can provide medication immediately so you don’t have to wait for it.
- We can answer any questions you have, instruct you on giving the medication, and could even potentially demonstrate for you.
- You know that your medication has been properly handled when you get it from your veterinarian.
SCHEDULE A VET CONSULTATION
At Countryside Animal Hospital, we are dedicated to providing your pet with the nurturing care they need to be healthy. If you think your pet is in need of medication to manage pain or a health condition, schedule an appointment with your trusted local veterinarian. When your pet needs medical attention in Fort Collins, we can help. Contact us today to arrange an appointment!
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