Compounding drugs for animal patients is regulated by 50 different state boards of pharmacy and murky federal laws. Although compounded drugs are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), they are allowed when approved drugs are not available or suitable for the intended use. Veterinarians should remember a few key things in order to stay safe and on the right side of the law. Potency, safety, efficacy and bioavailability are not guaranteedCompounding from bulk chemicals is in a “regulatory void”Compounds may only be distributed to the patient for which they were prescribedCompounding to make a cheaper version of an approved drug that already exists is illegal Use a PCAB-accredited compounding pharmacy when possible
Low-income Americans are having a hard enough time feeding themselves. Feeding their pets is an even bigger challenge. Some 42 million Americans received benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) last year.
Say the US Food and Drug administration has issued another pet food recall. Some animals are dying. Are your patients at risk? Imagine being able to comb through all your patient records with a couple of keystrokes and identify how many patients in the last month came in presenting with the same set of gastrointestinal symptoms. Scientists at Stanford University teamed up with veterinarians at Colorado State University (CSU) College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences to develop
Catch up on the latest pet and veterinary news from the last week. In this update: a New York bill proposes banning declawing, the FDA sends warning letters about unproven cancer treatment claims, the University of Arizona faces new hurdle in creating veterinary school, and the world welcomes a litter of endangered red wolf pups.
When it’s all about quality of care, everyone’s on board. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB), Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) and National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) on Thursday released a joint statement of support for
This week: Veterinarians treat bees, a dog who lost her limbs helps human amputees, and rat-catching cats are a contradiction in terms.
The Gravy Train stops here. So do the Kibbles ’n Bits, Ol’ Roy, and Skippy. Big Heart Pet Brands announced on Thursday that it’s recalling 27 shipments of wet canned dog food marketed under those names following news reports that trace amounts of pentobarbital were found in some cans of Gravy Train.
This press release just in from Hill's Pet Nutrition: It is with sincere regret that I write to inform you that Hill’s is expanding the voluntarily recall of canned dog food products relating to the January 31st recall. As a company, and as pet parents, we always put our pets’ health and wellness first and pride ourselves on developing the best nutrition to meet their needs.
California became the first state to ban the sale of commercially bred puppies in pet stores when Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 485 on October 13. With any luck, the new law will help put puppy mills out of business nationwide. A.B. 485, also known as the Pet Rescue and Adoption Act, requires pet store owners who sell dogs for retail
Pet health and safety are Hill’s Pet Nutrition’s first concern. That’s why Hill’s contacted AAHA and asked us to help spread word of their voluntary recall. Hill’s is voluntarily recalling select canned dog food products due to potentially elevated levels of vitamin D. While vitamin D is an essential nutrient for dogs, ingestion of elevated levels can lead to potential health issues.