Being a responsible pet owner means providing our pets with regular preventative medications in addition to medications treating health conditions. Being a good pet parent can also be expensive which leads us to search for alternatives. There are several places you can buy online to save money, but you should shop with caution…
The price of your dog’s medication can be pretty expensive. Find out if it’s ok to look online and what medications you should be giving your dog.
Do you envy fellow dog owners who can take their dogs everywhere in the car? You’ve tried, but your dog gets car sick. It’s a challenging problem for both you and your pup, but rest assured — there are steps you can take. And, you’re not alone. There are multiple reports that state that one in five dogs suffers from motion sickness. How can you help your dog’s car sickness (and save yourself the headache of cleaning up from your dog throwing up in the car)? Read on to learn our tips to nip dog car sickness in the bud.
Bees and wasps are one of nature’s little miracles for a curious canine. It’s hard for pups to resist these flying and buzzing wonders. Unfortunately, dogs don’t understand the pain these insects can inflict — and dogs’ faces and paws often pay the price. If your dog gets stung by a bee, what do you do? In most cases, you can help them at home. But some dogs suffer severe reactions, so it’s important to know when it’s time for emergency care.
If you have a dog, you’ve probably experienced a time when he’s been itchy for one reason or another. There’s nothing more frustrating as a pet owner than watching your pup scratch away with no relief in sight. Just like us, dogs are susceptible to minor allergies and reactions. Luckily, there’s an over-the-counter medication that veterinarians and pet owners can trust to take the edge off. In this article, we’ll discuss the many uses of Benadryl and the safe ways to add it to your beloved companions’ routine.
Like humans, sometimes our dogs need medicine. Whether for preventive treatment, chronic issues, or one-time health concerns, medication can help us all maintain a more balanced, healthier life. But is medicine covered by pet insurance? And if so, are there any restrictions or limitations to the coverage? We’ll explain how pet insurance handles coverage for medication and what companies offer it.
Bravecto is a controversial prescription medication in the pet world. Vets recommend it, it’s FDA-approved, and it helps eradicate ticks and fleas. However, many pet parents claim it causes seizures in their dogs and has even caused some to die. Is Bravecto safe to give your pet? Learn more so you can decide. Below are some frequently asked questions regarding Bravecto from our readers.
It’s no secret to most Americans that we are a country full of pet lovers. According to the Humane Society of the United States, around 39 percent of American households own at least one dog. A lot of work is involved in caring for a pet and that can often mean a lot of expense. Pet care is constantly evolving to include preventative care to ensure that our pets remain free of disease or illness. This means plenty of trips to see the veterinarian and additional costs for vaccinations and medications as well. Many pet owners are trying to address rising pet care costs by turning to online providers of pet medications but every owner must beware that in doing so, they may be doing more harm than good…
Our family dog, Tiny, is a fanatic runner when he’s off-leash. He loves to bolt at full speed, but his aging body isn’t keeping up with his youthful energy (sound familiar?!). Often the next day, he’s sluggish and is so sore he won’t even jump up on the couch with me. We all hate to see our dogs in pain and want to give them relief. Fortunately, there are some very effective pain medications for dogs available. Before you pop them a pill, however, it’s crucial to know what’s safe and what’s not — and what pain med side effects to watch for.
Has your veterinarian recommended the popular dog painkiller Rimadyl for your dog? Before giving it to your pup, you may want to learn more about this FDA-approved veterinary drug. What does Rimadyl do for dogs? What are the side effects? And is it safe? We’ll answer these questions and more to help you make an informed decision with your vet about whether Rimadyl is the best option for your dog’s pain relief or if an alternative medication is a better choice.
We all hate to see our furry friends suffering from pain. It can be tempting to turn to our medicine cabinets for fast and easy relief for minor aches. But the resounding advice from veterinarian and pet experts say DO NOT give your pet aspirin or any other human over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers without consulting your vet. Does that mean that aspirin is bad for all dogs? Not in some cases, but you should understand the potential side effects, which dogs are at a higher risk for severe complications, and what can happen to your canine companion if you accidentally overdose. We’ll help you learn more about this potentially fatal OTC pain reliever for dogs.