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Animal Health

  1. July 11, 2024

    Revolutionizing Pet Healthcare: Introducing ClickStick, the Future of Transdermal Veterinary Compounds

    In the ever-evolving landscape of veterinary medicine, technological advancements continue to push the boundaries of what is possible in pet healthcare. One such breakthrough is the introduction of ClickStick, a cutting-edge transdermal veterinary dosage form that promises to revolutionize the way we administer medications to our furry companions.

    The Birth of ClickStick:

    Developed by a team of innovative pharmaceutical experts, ClickStick was conceived with the goal of providing a convenient, stress-free, and effective solution for pet owners tasked with administering medications to their pets. This ingenious transdermal compound delivery system is set to alleviate the challenges associated with traditional oral medications and injections.

    How ClickStick Works:

    At the heart of ClickStick's efficiency lies its user-friendly design. The device resembles a pen, with the transdermal

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  2. July 11, 2024

    Unlocking Wellness: A Comprehensive Guide to Veterinary Compounding for Pet Owners

    In the realm of pet healthcare, ensuring the well-being of our furry companions often involves navigating a variety of medical challenges. Veterinary compounding emerges as a vital tool in this journey, offering personalized solutions tailored to the unique needs of individual animals. In this guide, we'll delve into the world of veterinary compounding, exploring its significance in providing tailored pet treatments and enhancing the overall health of our beloved pets.

    Understanding Veterinary Compounding

    Veterinary Compounding Defined: At its core, veterinary compounding is the art and science of creating customized medications for animals. This practice acknowledges that pets, like humans, come in various shapes and sizes, each with its own set of health considerations. Traditional, one-size-fits-all medications may not always be suitable for every pet, making compounding pharmacies, like Taylors Pharmacy,

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  3. July 08, 2024

    BOOM! BAM! BANG! (and pet anxiety)

    Reprinted courtesy of the Partnership for Personalized Prescriptions.
     

    Does your pet have anxiety or fearful behaviors?

    Like humans, pets can develop anxiety and fears. Fireworks are considered a normal tradition on holidays for some cultures but can also frequently trigger anxiety in pets and animals.

    What are some common causes of anxiety in pets, and what should I look for?

    Anxiety is described or defined as a “phycological, physiological, and behavioral state induced in animals and humans by a threat to well-being or survival, either actual or potential.”

    Common causes of anxiety in animals include loud noises, threatening/unfamiliar situations, travel, and cruelty, abuse, or neglect, but anxiety can occur in animals from any background or training.

    Signs of anxiety in your pet may include inappropriate

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  4. April 12, 2024

    Patient Case: The Use of Methylene Blue in Canine Methemoglobinemia

    There's an interesting case study in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine about a dog (juvenile, mixed breed) who presented with cyanosis, tachycardia, tachypnea, lethargy, exercise intolerance, and aggression when touched on the head.

    There's a lot going on there. To cut to the chase, a methylene blue IV administration (1 mg/kg) took care of the problem, which turned out to be a pair of gene mutations that led to reductase deficiency and then methemoglobinemia.

    The symptoms returned after 11 days, but a slightly higher dose of the methylene blue fixed the issue and now Fido (not his real name) gets that higher concentration every other day which keeps his methemoglobin concentration at bay.

    Methemoglobinemia can affect different animals differently, and while the solution seems straightforward — methylene blue — it's obviously critical to choose the right concentration and possibly

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