Pet Prescription

*How do I get a pet prescription?

To get a pet prescription you have to get a script from your vet. You need this if you want to go to the pharmacy or if you want to buy prescription drugs for your pet online.

*This medication is expired can I still use it?

No. It is never a good idea to used expired medications on your pet. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires expiration dates for a reason.

*What are the side effects of this drug?

Side effects of drugs are few and far between, but they do happen. Ask your Veterinarian when you receive a medication for your pet what the possible side effects are. Some side effects can be very minimal, while others can be very severe.

*How much of this medication should I give to my pet? What is the dose?

The dosage (how much to give) should be on the label, but if you have any questions, please ask your Veterinarian. Never guess at how much you should give your pet.

*Why am I giving this medication to my pet?

This is obvious, but make sure your Veterinarian explains why your pet needs a certain medication. Veterinarians dispense many medications a day, and sometimes assume the pet owner knows why the pet needs a certain medication.

*How often do I give this medication?

This should be on the label too. Most pet prescriptions are given either once, twice, or three times a day. Others are only given every other day, or only monthly. Read the label or ask your Veterinarian.

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