Pet Owner News
2 Safety tips regarding handling and administering pet medications
Read the label. When you initially receive your pet’s prescription, take time to read the label. Make sure your pet’s name is on the label and the medication is what you expected to receive. If you note something unexpected, such as a change in appearance or color of a regularly received medication, or the medication is not what you were expecting, call your veterinarian or pharmacist. It is always better to double-check before giving the medication. There may be a perfectly good exp...
Renee Lupo, R.Ph., F.A.C.A., F.A.C.V.P., Technical-Services Pharmacist
10/24/2011 2:16:00 PM
Tips for medication safety
Always keep medications safely out of reach and never administer a medication to a pet without first consulting your veterinarian. The following are some tips from Pet Poison Helpline to help prevent pets from getting into over-the-counter or prescription medication: Never leave loose pills in a plastic zip-type storage bag – the bags are too easy to chew into. Make sure visiting house guests do the same, keeping their medications high up or out of reach. If you place your medication in a ...
Justine Lee, DVM, DACVECC
10/17/2011 8:50:00 AM
Top 10 human medications toxic to dogs and cats
Pet owners who are serious about pet-proofing their home should start with their own medicine cabinet. Pet Poison Helpline ™ is a 24-hour service available throughout North America for pet owners and veterinary professionals who require assistance treating a potentially poisoned pet. Nearly 50% of the calls received by Pet Poison Helpline involve human medications – both over-the-counter and prescription. Whether Fido accidentally chewed into a pill bottle or a well-intentioned pet o...
Ahna Brutlag, DVM, MS (Toxicology)
10/11/2011 9:24:00 AM
When pets refuse to take their medication
Wedgewood Pharmacy helps pets take the medications they need You know that making certain your pet receives her medicine exactly as prescribed by your veterinarian is key to helping her live a long, healthy life. But what if your pet simply won't cooperate? First of all... relax! You're not alone. It is not unusual that your pet doesn't want to take her medicine, but it is important to recognize why your pet may be having trouble complying. Based on our experience, the most common reasons for re...
Jennifer Jennings, Customer Care Manager
10/4/2011 9:07:00 AM
Pet Poison First Aid Kit
If you own a pet, make sure you have a first aid kit at home. Pet Poison Helpline recommends the following items be kept on hand in case of various emergencies: First aid kit contents Hydrogen peroxide 3% within the expiration date An oral dosing syringe or turkey baster for administering hydrogen peroxide Teaspoon/tablespoon set to calculate the appropriate amount of hydrogen peroxide to give Liquid hand dish washing detergent e.g., Dawn, Palmolive Rubber gloves Triple antibiotic ointment with ...
Justine Lee, DVM, DACVECC
10/3/2011 10:32:00 AM
Three Keys to Traveling with Your Pet's Medication
Travel season is upon us! While millions of Americans plan to travel this summer, make sure you remember an often forgotten detail of planning your trip – your pet’s medications! There are three main points your pharmacists at Wedgewood Pharmacy want you to remember when preparing for your vacation: documentation, medication and awareness. Documentation Get any needed permission/documentation before you leave, especially if you are traveling out of the country. This may include: A le...
Phillip Barnes, Social Media Specialist
5/14/2010 12:25:00 PM