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Over The Counter Medication

We have a selection of medication that can be purchased over the counter. They still require a prescription but do not require an exam to purchase. Below outlines the medications we have available. You can also request these and any other prescription refills by clicking here.

Thera bites:

    • Glucosamine: To maintain healthy joint function in obese or elderly dogs and cats, pets undergoing a high level of physical activity, predisposed breeds, dogs and cats with structural bone deformities, previous joint trauma or showing pain upon rising.
    • Hairball: Chews for cats. A nutritional supplement to help the passage of stool and groomed hair through the digestive tract.

Ear Cleaner: A general purpose ear cleanser for the maintenance of healthy ears. For the cleaning, drying and rinsing of debris from the ears of dogs and cats.

Optixcare Wipes and Drops:

    • Wipes may be used for effective removal of:
      • Ocular secretions, sticky mucus and crusty debris around eyes
      • Facial fold odours
      • Tear staining around eyes
    • Eye Drops help with the removal of eye secretions, sticky mucus, crusty debris, and irritants such as pollens, ragweed and dust, while soothing burning and irritated eyes.

Bio Balm: Formula for dogs made of organic, certified ingredients. Moisturizes nose, pads, and non-infected calluses of elbows. Supports interdigital comfort. No added fragrance.

Laxotone: A proven laxative and lubricant for the elimination of hairballs in dogs and cats.

Vetradent: A premium line of dental health products designed to fight plaque, tartar and freshen breath. Can get as a powder and liquid water additive, oral spray, toothpaste and a wipe. If you would like to see a video about dental hygiene please click here. The active ingredients in Vetradent™ bind to magnesium, calcium and iron found within dental biofilm. This effectively removes the bacteria’s food source and weakens the tartar.

Osteosupport: To support healthy joints in obese or elderly dogs, dogs undergoing a high level of physical activity, predisposed and giant breeds, dogs with structural bone deformities, previous joint trauma or showing obvious joint pain.

Hilarys Blend: Used to balance home-made meals for dogs. Contains 11 minerals (calcium, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, sodium, zinc, iron, copper, manganese, iodine and selenium) and 11 vitamins (vitamins A, D, E, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, pantothenic acid, choline and folic acid). Carrier is chicory root extract, prebiotic fiber to stimulate good bacteria in the gut. For use with the recipes in the Complete & Balanced cookbook for dogs.

Calming Care: Helps dogs cope with external stressors like separation, unfamiliar visitors, novel sounds, or changes in routine and location.

Fortiflora: Helps support normal intestinal health and balance. Supports a strong immune system, and contains antioxidant vitamins E & C and beta-carotene. Easy to feed—sprinkle it on your pet’s food with your veterinarian’s recommendation. Available for cats and dogs.

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Need a Tic Tac? How's your pet's teeth?

We all know what dog breath is, but how normal is this bad breath? Is it really just dog breath or is it something more? Let's talk about it to help you determine if you should be talking to your veterinarian about your pet's breath and oral health. We can agree that all dogs have "dog breath" that does not smell great, but sometimes if you notice a change in that breath (especially when it is a severe change) it might be the first sign your furry friend needing a dental cleaning. It is suggested to book a consult with you regular veterinarian at this time to get to the bottom of it. Now what other signs with bad breath might give you a good idea that you need a dental? excessive drooling not wanting to eat, especially dry food, or to play with chew toys & dropping food changes in behavior, such as being more aggressive chronic sneezing abnormal discharge from the nose chewing with one side of their mouth or favoring one side of their mouth pawing at or rubbing their muzzle bleeding from their mouth chronic eye infections or drainage with no exact cause or cure inability to open or close mouth discoloured tooth/teeth and a mass or growth in mouth, which happens to be more obvious usually. If you notice any of these signs alone or with your furry friends bad breath, then it may be time to book a dental and have your friends teeth looked at!   But wait! Why would my pet need a dental? I have never heard of a pet needing to have dentals! Well, I explain this more in my previous post about what dentals are and why they are good to have for your furry friends to live longer, happier lives. However stories make everything a bit more relatable! Meet Cujo: Cujo is a 8 year old mixed breed medium sized dog. He loved everything and loved life. All he wanted to do was snuggle everyone. However, his breath was so bad that no one wanted him in their face for good reason. Him and his owner moved into my house. Cujo became great friends with my own dogs and every time I would bring them home toys and goodies I would also bring home things for Cujo too. My own dogs would take their toys right away but Cujo would never touch them. We also noticed him being slow to eat his food and would growl anytime he is was picked up. It was decided to bring him in to have his mouth examined.   At the vet: Cujo went to the vet and it was decided he would benefit from a dental, but it was suspected he would just need to do a scale and polish and that hopefully that would eliminate or resolve the the bad breath. This was estimated by an oral exam revealing the teeth had moderate tarter with no major bone loss or problems noted.   Day of Dental: On the day of Cujo's dental it was done with general anesthesia to get a good look in his mouth and prevent him from feeling any pain. Upon further inspection of the mouth, it was discovered that 6 teeth actually needed to be extracted. All dentals should have dental radiographs included when you go in and this is the reason why. The very last tooth that was extracted was a little mobile. It was less mobile than the other teeth but just enough to have us question it and decided upon extraction. Upon extraction it was discovered that this tooth had a large tooth root abscess, meaning the abscess was under the gums and not obvious. This is one of the many reasons dental radiographs are so important as they will show us things undiscoverable to the eye such as a root tooth abscess! Up to 80% of dental disease is below the gum line! After all this he was woken back up and given medications to help him heal and feel better.   After dental: Immediately after the dental Cujo's breath was significantly better! He started to growl less when we interacted with him in ways such as picking him up or playing with him. He started to eat his food more promptly when given. All around he seemed to just be much happier!     Written by: Ashley G, VT Edited by: Megan K, DVM   Resources: Veterinary Partner: https://veterinarypartner.vin.com/default.aspx?pid=19239&id=4952516    

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