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Veterinary customer survey results 2013-05-23 final

Download SURVEY Wedgewood Pharmacy recently surveyed its veterinary prescribers and practices to educate ourselves and the Senate HELP Committee about the potential impact of legislative proposition S.959. Reflecting the importance of any possible threat to access to compounded medications, we received more than 1,000 responses. Thank you to everyone that participated. HIGHLIGHTS 98.4% of our survey respondents say that they always know when they are administering, dispensing or prescribing a co...

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Dan Rowan 6/3/2013 9:29:00 AM Comments(0)

Feline Herpes Virus (FHV)

"All God's creatures have their own ..." I suspect that your cat has contracted Feline Herpes Virus. This is not an easy discussion for either the vet or the owner of the cat. However, all giggling aside, this virus is very common to cats. Let me get a few facts squared away upfront: It cannot be transmitted to humans. It is not an STD for cats. Did I mention that it cannot be transmitted to humans ? We have our own Herpes Virus and as my favorite Virology teacher explained, ‘All God’...

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Kathy Rose, DVM 2/29/2012 12:15:00 PM Comments(0)

Chocolate and Dogs Don't Mix

In February, our thoughts turn to our loved ones and ... chocolate! Who doesn’t love that heart-shaped box full of chocolate candies? Not I! However, warm, romantic gestures involving chocolately sweets should be shared between humans. Can we consider giving our pets a piece of chocolate candy? No! Absolutely not! Chocolate is toxic to dogs. It contains the chemicals Theobromide and Caffeine, both classified as Methylxanthines. Dogs are particularly sensitive to this class of chemicals and...

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Victoria Heritage, R.Ph., Customer Care Pharmacist 2/14/2012 5:52:00 PM Comments(0)

Improving patient compliance

Pet owner compliance statistics Compounded medications may help improve owner compliance as studies have shown that if a veterinarian discusses possible multiple routes of administration, owner compliance increases from 59% to 76%. In addition, a current survey reveals that only 43% of veterinarians show owners how to administer the medications. 60% of pet owners would pay more for a medication that is palatable or easier to administer. 72% of pet owners want information about the medications th...

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Michael Brown, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVO 1/3/2012 8:39:00 AM Comments(0)

Compounding is becoming an increasingly important tool for veterinarians

How compounding can help veterinarians during manufacturer backorders Compounding fulfills a niche market for us. In fact, veterinary ophthalmologists have relied on compounding for many years, and they are more important than ever! The benefits of compounding include increased options for treating patients and access to much-needed medications during shortages, backorders and discontinuations. Veterinary ophthalmologists have employed compounded medications for many years to treat ophthalmic di...

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Michael Brown, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVO 12/30/2011 9:48:00 AM Comments(0)