All about pet medicine
If you own a dog then he is likely to require some form of pet medicine
during his life.
If you are unsure then you should always consult you vet. However, there
are a number of pet medicine products that you can administer yourself.
Common pet medicine you can use yourself
Vitamins & Nutritional supplements
Because of the processing and cooking of most commercial pet foods, many important vitamins and minerals are destroyed.
Minimally processed and naturally preserved pet food is
recommended. In addition, it is critical to supplement all pets' diets with a good multivitamin and mineral supplement, as well as
with digestive enzymes. Along with minerals and enzymes, vitamins work together for optimal digestion, muscle and bone
growth, reproduction, and maintenance of a healthy skin and coat.
The proper balance of vitamins and minerals in a supplement is
essential for optimum use by the body. Pet owners should look for at least eight essential vitamins in a pet supplement, including
Vitamins A and E, two of the major antioxidant vitamins that are critical in preventing degenerative disease in our pets' bodies,
which is caused by free radical damage.
Eyes, Ears and Teeth
There are a number of pet medicines which can prevent your dog from suffering problems with their ears, eyes or teeth. See
dog grooming supplies.
Bone & Joint Care
Arthritis or degenerative joint disease is one of the most common maladies especially affecting older dogs.
The best defense against this progressive disease is through an excellent,
quality, natural diet, with no meat by-products listed on the label, and
preserved naturally with Vitamins E and C. You can enhance the quality
and nutritive availability of such diets even further by adding digestive
enzymes. There are many excellent nutraceutical supplements that can
help in both prevention and treatment of degenerative joint disease in our
Skin Care (Allergies & Fleas)
Skin and coat problems are among the most frustrating problems encountered by both pet owners and veterinarians. There are many things
that a conscientious dog owner can do to help prevent skin problems from
affecting their companion's quality of life.
Many of the common skin and coat problems are caused by
allergies in our pets.
The most important part of preventing skin and coat problems is to make
sure that your pet is on as natural a diet as possible. In addition to a good
natural diet, it is important to supplement
The biggest dangers to an excellent quality coat are the common
flea and tick parasites. That is why if your pet is at risk for exposure to these
parasites, it is important that you use broad spectrum products like
Frontline Plus, Advantage or K-9 Advantix (for dogs only). In this way, the
diseases caused by these common pests won't threaten your pet's coat or
quality of life.
Worms can really cause your dog to become unwell and can be fatal. Prevention and quick treatment is vital. See
Buying pet medicines online
Buying pet medicines online is simple and will save you quite a lot of money.
Some like 1-800-PetMeds.com are also able to offer pet medicines on
The only thing to ensure when purchasing online is that you understand the
following things about the medicine you are buying:
Generic Name, Manufacturer, Brand Name(s)
What is this medication used for
How this medicine should be used
What are the side effects
What special precautions are there
What to do in the event of an overdose
How to store the medication
list these points for all their products. You can
also ask their fully qualified vets questions for free!
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