Listed below includes:
- Why Should I Buy My Pet's Medicine From My Veterinarian?
- FDA Pet Food Recalls
- Comfy Cone
- Urine Away
- Employment Oppurtunities
American Animal Hospital Association
We are an accredited and voluntary member of AAHA (American Animal Hosptial Association)which is known for it's high standards of hospital care.
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Why Should I Buy My Pet's Medicine From My Veterinarian?
With easy accessibility to the Internet and mail order companies these days, you may have thought about purchasing your pet's medicines from a supplier other than your veterinarian. There are several important risk factors you should consider before you decide to buy from another source.
Your veterinarian knows your pet and your family (both 2-legged and 4-legged). He or she is familiar with your pets' specific health needs and the environment where you live. Medications are usually dosed on a weight basis (milligram per pound or milligram per kilogram). It is important that your veterinarian determines your pet's weight and calculates the correct dosage to achieve the desired effect from the medication. Your pet's current health condition may also alter the final dosage.
There are several medications that should not be administered until your veterinarian determines that it is safe for your pet to be given them. For example, heartworm preventatives should not be administered to dogs with active heartworm infections because it can lead to a fatal reaction. Therefore, it is important to consult your pet's veterinarian to determine what heartworm prevention program and timetable best suits your pet.
In deciding where to purchase medicines for your pets, you need to balance any cost savings with the unique services and expertise you receive from your veterinarian.
Dog and cat owners should keep in mind that their cats are not small dogs, nor or their dogs large cats. Many medications that are administered to dogs are not safe for cats (they can be fatal), and the reverse is also true. Many medications need to be reconstituted or diluted specifically for your pet. Some medications must be kept in a controlled environment or refrigerated. The medications that are shipped to your veterinarian are properly packaged and delivered under controlled temperatures so you don't have to worry about receiving "spoiled" medicines that were exposed to temperature extremes, sunlight, moisture, etc.
Each animal is a different and unique individual. Some breeds and species have special needs or sensitivities that your veterinarian is aware of and he or she can select the product best suited to your pet. Some medications require follow - up monitoring for adverse reactions or dosage adjustments. If an adverse reaction does occur, it is important to have established a veterinary-client-patient relationship to ensure that your pet receives appropriate medical attention on an emergency basis. An adjustment to the dosage may need to be made after lab tests and/or examinations are performed.
Many products such as Heartgard, Frontline, etc. come with a manufacturer's guarantee of safety and effectiveness, but this guarantee only applies to products purchased from a veterinary clinic. This guarantee is null and void on products purchased elsewhere and the manufacturers will not stand behind products purchased from mail order and online pharmacies.
Your pet's health and well-being, as well as your satisfaction as an informed, valued pet owner is your veterinarian's primary goal. Keeping in mind also that medicine prescribed and purchased at your veterinarian's office comes with the comfort of knowing that you and your pet are individuals and have distinct needs that can best be served by your veterinarian.
What is Feliway?
Feliway is a synthetic copy of the feline facial pheromone, used by cats to mark their territory as safe and secure.
By mimicking the cat's natural facial pheromones, Feliway creates a state of familiarity and security in the cat's local environment.
As a result, Feliway can be used to help comfort and reassure cats while they cope with a challenging situation and help prevent or reduce the stress caused by a change in their environment.
Feliway is used for:
- Multi-cat households
- Territorial Problems
- Solitary Problems
- Vet visits
It is available as a:
To visit the feliway website click here
What is Adaptil?
Adaptil is a synthetic copy of the natural "canine appeasing pheromone" proven to help support dogs in a range of stressful situations.
Adaptil is used for:
- Traveling/Car rides
- Boarding kennels
- Puppy's 1st night away from mother
It is available as a:
How Thundershirt Works
Thundershirt uses gentle hugging to calm your dog or cat. Thundershirt's gentle, constant pressure has a dramatic calming effect for most dogs and cats if they are anxious, fearful or overexcited. Based on surveys completed by over two thousand customers, over 80% of dogs and cats show significant improvement in symptoms when using Thundershirt. Thundershirt is already helping hundreds of thousands of dogs and cats around the world and is recommended by thousands of veterinarians and trainers.
How does Thundershirt work? Experts believe that pressure has a calming effect on the nervous system, possibly by releasing a calming hormone like endorphins. Using pressure to relieve anxiety in people and animals has been a common practice for years. It works in the same way as swaddling a baby.
THUNDERSHIRTS ARE GREAT FOR:
- Fear of thunder/fireworks
- Separation anxiety
- Travel anxiety
- Crate training
- Problem barking
- Leash pulling
To visit the Thundershirt website click here
If you have ever had to use an Elizabethan collar (e-collar) on your pet, you know what a challenge it can be for both you and your pet. The typical e-collar is made of heavy duty plastic. It makes loud noises when your pet runs into something, and they definitely will. There head has just tripled in size because of the cone shape. This can be stressful on your pet and may hurt if you get run into with the cone. The Comfy Cone is a solution to your problems. It is soft and flexible, yet your pet can still not reach whatever it is that we don't want him/her to get to (incision, lick granuloma, sore).
The Comfy Cone is made of nylon fabric laminated onto 1/2 inch foam which is soft and yielding while being very sturdy and protective.
- veterinary tested and approved
- has elastic loops to thread the pets own collar through to keep the e-collar secure in place and keeping it from being pulled off or from falling off
- allows your pet to eat and drink in comfort, or collar can be folded back when eating and drinking or when checking wounds and irritations
- conforms to any shape your pet passes through
- uses Velcro closures and tabs which adjust to many sizes and opens so you do not have to put pet's head directly through the collar.
- is reversible so you can change color on the outside or change if one side gets too dirty
- is both water resistant and repellent and is easy to wipe clean and dry
- folds flat for easy storage
To visit the comfy cone website click here
This treatment applies to the following species:
Manufacturer: Ceva Animal Health
Pet Urine Eliminator
- Permanent relief from pet urine odor and stains.
- Fast, easy and effective.
- Works at the molecular level.
- Eliminates the problem for good.
- Ideal solution for cat spraying.
- Safe. Non-toxic. Non-irritating. Biodegradable.
Remove excess urine. Apply to affected area; let dry. Use liberal amount to ensure contact with all odor molecules. Amount of Urine-Away should equal amount of pet urine. Spot test before using.
Note: Urine can spread in sub-flooring and carpet padding; and wick up vertical surfaces.
For Pets With Urine Marking Or Urination Problems
Provides fast, permanent relief from urine odor and stains found on walls, furniture, litter boxes, carpet, etc.
Non-toxic, However, Keep Out Of The Reach Of Children.
Why It's Better?
Urine-Away Is Made With A Proprietary, Triple-action Formulation That Works At The Molecular Level To Eliminate Urine And Odor For Good. No Urine Pretreatment Methods Required. Unlike Enzymatic Products, Urine-away Is Still Effective After Soap Or Detergents Have Been Used. Just Apply And Let Dry.
- 16 oz. soaker
- 8 oz. spray
- 1 gallon jug
External Use Only
To visit the Urine-Away website click here
Loyalhanna Veterinary clinic is seeking goal oriented individuals in what may be a rewarding career for you. From time to time, we have openings for those individuals in entry level positions such as receptionists and veterinary technicians. If you are such a person, we'd like to speak with you about joining our team. We are an equal opportunity employer. Resumes may be sent to:
Loyalhanna Veterinary Clinic
397 Hauger Hood Road
Stahlstown, PA 15687
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