If one of our Cedar Pet Clinic Lake Elmo veterinarians prescribes medication for your pet, it is because a specific medication has been considered as necessary to treat your pet's medical condition or to prevent a parasitic disease. There are several reasons why we recommend that you fill these prescriptions with us to help ensure the health and safety of your pet.
Safety and Reliability
When you purchase your pet's heartworm prevention, flea and tick preventives, or other medications from our clinic pharmacy, you can be confident that the medication is authentic, guaranteed, directly shipped to us from the manufacturer, and has been handled according to proper temperature requirements. Although it may be tempting to make these purchases online, there are dangers of receiving counterfeit, expired, illegal, or mislabeled products. The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has warned people about counterfeit or unsafe online pharmacies.
We Know Your Pet
As your pet's veterinarian, we know his or her health history, as well as other medication that is being taken. This knowledge helps us prevent potential drug interactions that may cause negative health effects for your dog or cat. We'll let you know in advance of potential side effects that may occur, and we'll also follow up with you to see how your pet is doing after starting a new medication. If, for some reason, your pet develops an adverse reaction to a medication, we are here to help and evaluate why, and can prescribe an alternate drug.
Not only do you have the benefit of being able to speak to us when you have a question, we can show you exactly how to administer the medication in a way that is easier on your pet AND you! This is especially important for medications which involve injections, such as insulin for diabetes mellitus or injectable allergy medications.
Our prices for our products are competitive with other pharmacies. Our goal as your pet's veterinarian is to help you provide the best care at home for your furry companions. We strive to provide the right medication choice for your pet and at the right price. We're also authorized to offer rebates and other discounts to further help reduce the cost of the items your pet needs.
We Are Committed to You and Your Pet
Cedar Pet Clinic Lake Elmo is AAHA Accredited. To maintain this accreditation we are re-evaluated every three years on over 900 standards of veterinary excellence. AAHA has particular standards which address veterinary pharmacies, such as the following:
- Use of child-resistant containers for dispensed medications
- Medications are dispensed only by order of one of our licensed veterinarians
- Exemplary knowledge of potential patient adverse reactions and contraindications
- Use of containers that prevent environmental (such as light and humidity) damage
- Proper labeling and stringent organization
- Hazardous medications (such as chemotherapy drugs) have strict handling and storage protocols
We know that your pet is a member of your family and that his or her health and wellness are extremely important to you. When you and Cedar Pet Clinic Lake Elmo work together, your beloved family member can achieve optimal wellness and his or her best quality of life. Contact us to make an appointment.
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