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Dental Products

  • C.E.T. Hextra Chews for dogs – These rawhide chews have chlorhexidine, an antibacterial product, basted onto them. It is like Listerine on a rawhide because if you can control bacteria in the mouth then tartar and halitosis will be easier to manage. Most dogs love these and so it is great because all you have to do is buy them and let the dog have fun chewing on it. For more information visit www.CETDental.com
  • C.E.T. Enzymatic Toothpaste for dogs and cats
  • C.E.T. Oral Hygiene Rinse – This product has the antibacterial product, chlorhexidine in it to control bacteria in the mouth.
  • Hill’s Canine t/d diet, original and small bites – This food is made in such a way that when the dog bites into the nugget it does not crumble but actually massages the tartar off of the back teeth. This can be used as treats as well. Most dogs really like t/d.
  • Hill’s Feline t/d diet – This food is made in such a way that when the cat bites into the nugget it does not crumble but actually massages the tartar off of the back teeth. This can be used as treats as well. Most cats really like t/d.
  • Doxirobe Gel – This is doxicycline in a gel form that is injected into periodontal pockets, while the animal is under anesthesia, to help kill the bacteria and possibly preserve the tooth.

Urine-Off – odor and stain remover – For more information visit www.urine-off.com.

Hill’s Prescription Diets – For more information visit www.hillspet.com.

Heartworm Prevention

  • Heartgard Plus for dogs and Heartgard for cats – Heartgard is a once-a-month oral heartworm prevention that also controls some intestinal parasites in dogs. For more information visit www.merial.com.
  • Revolution for dogs and cats – Revolution is a once-a-month topical heartworm prevention that also controls fleas and ticks. For more information visit www.revolutionvet.com.

Skin and Haircoat Products

  • 3V Caps for dogs and cats – This is a fatty acid supplement that combines the appropriate balance of Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids to support haircoat, skin, joints and other organ systems.
  • Various medicated shampoos/flushes – SeboRex, Malaseb, Ectokyl

Arthritis Management Products

  • Dasuquin for dogs and cats – This is a reputable glucosamine supplement. For more information visit www.nutramaxlabs.com.
  • Hill’s Canine j/d – This is a prescription diet fortified with products that support the joints.
  • Rimadyl (Carprofen) – This is a non-steriodal anti-inflammatory that controls pain in dogs and can be given as a one time dose in cats. Long-term use of Rimadyl in dogs requires appropriate bloodwork before and 3 weeks into long-term use to monitor liver values. For more information visit www.rimadyl.com.

Liver Support Products

  • Denosyl (S-Adenosylmethionine) made by Nutramax Laboratories. For more information visit www.nutramaxlabs.com
  • Marin made by Nutramax Laboratories.

Brand of Vaccines

  • We use Zoetis vaccines at Tender Loving Care Animal Hospital.

Purina Veterinary Diets – For more information visit www.purinavets.com

Royal Canin Veterinary Diets – For more information visit www.royalcanin.us.

Concerns About Internet Pharmacies

May 1st, 2015

Dear Valued Client of Tender Loving Care Animal Hospital,

There is a lot of controversy about the ethics of internet pharmacies. The controversy revolves around accountability and responsibility for the drug that is being sold. My interest, per Tender Loving Care Animal Hospital’s mission statement, is to protect the health of my patient and the well-being and investment of my client. Therefore I would like to share some facts.

Zoetis, the maker of Rimadyl and Revolution, has written policy regarding this situation. They pledge to support their products as long as certain guidelines are followed. Since Zoetis does NOT sell to internet pharmacies, their product support does not apply if the drug is purchased over the internet. They have this policy because they do not know how the drug has been handled by the third party and can not be responsible for such actions.

Merial, the maker of Heartgard, has the same written policy regarding this situation. They as well, do NOT sell to the internet pharmacies and so their product support does not apply if the product is purchased over the internet. For more information reference Plus Guarantee or visit www.merial.com.

Both companies have these policies to protect the patient and client that are using these drugs and I feel the same way. There are some fundamental questions that need to be addressed. The first question, who will you, as the client, call if there seems to be a problem with the drug? What will the internet pharmacy do or say if you call them with a medical problem regarding a drug you have purchased from them? The other concern is that whatever money you may save by using the internet pharmacy may be forfeited by the loss of the company’s support of such drug. It is presumed that the internet pharmacies purchase the products from unethical veterinarians that buy it from the company and resell it to the pharmacies.

My interest is protecting your investment and the health of my patient and nothing more.

Respectfully,
Dr. Tricia M. Hartwig