Pet Medications – What you need to ask

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j0444811When your veterinarian prescribes a medication to prevent or treat an illness in your pet, Apothecare is here to help you. We carry a wide a wide variety of pet medications and we can easily fill your prescriptions.

Talk to your veterinarian or one of our pharmacists and make sure you know everything you need to know about what they are prescribing for your pet. Here are ten questions from the Food and Drug Administration that you should be sure to ask:

  1. Why has my pet been prescribed this medication and how long do I need to give it?
  2. How do I give the medication to my pet? Should it be given with food?
  3. How often should the medication be given and how much should I give each time? If it is a liquid, should I shake it first?
  4. How do I store the medication?
  5. What should I do if my pet vomits or spits out the medication?
  6. If I forget to give the medication, should I give it as soon as I remember or wait until the next scheduled dose? What if I accidentally give too much?
  7. Should I finish giving all of the medication, even if my pet seems to be back to normal?
  8. Could this medication interact with other medications my pet is taking?
  9. What reactions should I watch for, and what should I do if I see any side effects?
  10. When should I bring my pet back for a recheck? Will you be calling me to check on my pet’s progress, or should I call you?
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