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Health Issues & Medications for Guinea Pigs

  According to AVMA’s 2012 U.S. Pet Ownership & Demographic Sourcebook, guinea pigs are the second most popular small mammal pet; approximately 847,400 US households reported having at least one (hamsters were #1 with 877,000 households).  Guinea pigs, or ‘cavies’ … Continue reading

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Geriatric Pet Health Issues & Medications, Part 2

As pets age they are more susceptible to certain conditions that can decrease longevity and diminish the quality of life.  Careful owner observation and regular office exams are critical to detect conditions of aging while they are more easily manageable. … Continue reading

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Geriatric Pet Health Issues & Medications, Part 1

As pets age they are more susceptible to certain conditions that can decrease longevity and diminish the quality of life.  Careful owner observation and regular office exams are important to catch many of these conditions early. Proper nutrition and pharmaceutical … Continue reading

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Doggie Anxiety & Veterinary Compounding

Summertime is highly anticipated by many families, but companion canines may see things differently. Prolonged family absences, thunderstorms, fireworks, and altered daily routines can wreak havoc on a family pet’s behavioral health.  Anxiety is the second-most reported canine behavioral disorder … Continue reading

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Health Issues & Medications for Hybridized Cats

Hybridized felines resulting from purposeful breeding of domestic with wild species are exponentially increasing in popularity as “designer” or “lifestyle” pets.  They are bred for specific and stunning physical characteristics (usually to resemble their wild ancestor).  Hybrids are very controversial … Continue reading

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Easier dosing of veterinary & human transdermal compounds with “click pen” applicator

Monument Pharmacy compounds veterinary and human transdermal gels by prescription to fit the individual needs of patients (especially cats — lots and lots of cats). The traditional way to dispense these gels is in syringes. But the markings on a … Continue reading

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Why so many medication shortages?

The back-order blues: It seems that most veterinary, medical, surgical, dental, and podiatry practitioners are singing them lately. The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists has outlined several factors behind recent medication/pharmaceutical shortages.   bulk or raw material supply shortage production … Continue reading

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