You expect to take your pet to the veterinarian for routine check-ups, preventative care, and vaccinations. While accidents or injuries may result in a trip to your local 24-hour vet hospital, some pets require more than routine or emergency care. An increasing number of pet owners are being referred to veterinary specialists when their pets have serious or chronic medical conditions.
The Rise of Specialty Veterinary Care
In recent decades, advancements in veterinary medicine have occurred rapidly, keeping pace with those in human medicine. At the same time, a growing number of people have added pets to their families and are willing to provide the specialized veterinary care they may need to live long and healthy lives.
Like medical doctors, veterinarians can specialize in therapeutic areas such as oncology, internal medicine, cardiology, and many others. The diagnostic, imaging, surgical, and other therapeutic techniques now available for pets are remarkably like those for humans.
When chronic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer occur in pets, the medication treatments they require are similar as well. But as any seasoned owner knows, giving medications to your pet every day can be extremely hard to do.
When Are Compounded Pet Medications Needed?
Many drugs used in veterinary medicine are only available commercially as a human-labeled product, which means getting the correct dose for an 8-pound chihuahua or cat requires more work. Pet owners often face the challenge of cutting small tablets into tiny fragments, then giving the bitter-tasting pieces to uncooperative pets.
Unless prescribed medications are taken consistently, they are unlikely to have their optimal effect, and the pet’s health can suffer. That’s why veterinarians rely on compounding pharmacies like Best Pet Rx to transform medications into pet-friendly formulations for their furry patients. Administering a tasty liquid or flavored chew is not only easier for pet owners, it’s also more enjoyable for their pets!
NYC’s First Veterinary-Exclusive Pharmacy Coming to Virginia!
For over 15 years, Best Pet Rx has been a trusted resource for veterinary specialty centers and teaching hospitals throughout the country. As a pharmacy dedicated exclusively to pets, we are experts at solving medication challenges for many different animal species. With innovative formulation options and 20+ hypoallergenic flavors, we can customize medications to fit each pet’s unique needs and preferences.
Our helpful pharmacy team serves as a liaison between veterinary teams and pet owners, ensuring concierge-level care. From our flagship pharmacy in New York City, we provide fast and free delivery to pet owners throughout the United States.
We are excited to announce that we are opening a second pharmacy this May in Manassas, Virginia. Through this expansion, we can better support our existing customers in the metropolitan Washington, D.C., area, and we look forward to helping more pets throughout Virginia!
For more information, visit bestpetrx.com. You can also join our online community by following @bestpetrx on Instagram or Facebook.
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