WE ALSO HAVE A FULL IN-HOUSE PHARMACY FOR YOUR PET'S PRESCRIPTION NEEDS.
We carry various Chinese Herbal Formulas, Nutritional Therapies, Glandular Therapies, and over the counter medications for heartworm and flea and tick prevention, in addition to prescribed medications.
The success or failure of veterinary care often rides on the ability of a patient to swallow medication, which is often bitter or just plain bad-tasting. Even the most necessary and effective medication fails if the patient does not take it.
Most medicines, even those already 'flavored' by manufacturers, taste so bad that pets have trouble swallowing them. Yet veterinarians expect their clients to accomplish the difficult and sometimes impossible task of administering these medicines at home. What's the point of sending home medicine if it isn't taken?
Even with animals that are easy to pill, conditions such as dehydration and decreased appetite cause the lining of the esophagus to be drier than normal. Rather than sliding down smoothly as they are designed to do, these pills start dissolving too soon, resulting in very painful and dangerous conditions such as esophageal ulceration, scarring, or strictures.
To help pets feel better and to restore their health, Dr. Selmer can suggest alternative ways to administer medications and treatments.
Pets that actually take their medication receive the benefits of sound veterinary care and return to health;
this means many patients aren't patients any more.