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"Online "Pet" Pharmacies and Why I Won't Sign":

You should be aware, that I am willing to prescribe through human pharmacies. They are accountable. "Pet" Pharmacies are a 'wild west' of pharmacy law with zero enforcement. FDA is losing the war on human opioid addiction and could care less about a cat accidentally getting Dermaton Dip.

"Pet" Pharmacies can fill heartworm prescriptions without a prescription (just write one yourself) and they'll refill it without question nor quantity limitation for the life of the dog. (Illegal but who cares, really.)

With one prescription you could get your whole neighborhood their heartworm pills. All sizes, any amount, and for years.

800Petmed isn't a "real" pharmacy bowing to any actual, enforced laws. And they are also "Chewy's" subcontractor for Pharmacy 'services' which is why I don't write ANY scripts for ANY pet pharmacies.

If you want to get heartworm pills without a prescription, here's a Life Hack: Order them from the online giant pet-pharmacy on 'Auto Refill'. Here's what happened: The initial prescription will be declined, but their software and pharmacy is SO terribad that, at refill time, it will just start shipping the heartworm pills even with the initial script declined. Lots of my clients have discovered this.

You can also forge the signature on any script, with any 'made up name' for the Vet Clinic and prescriber, written in any format, (on a napkin), and they will fill it. (IMHO, the scripts are processed by OCR and nothing else.) This is why Petmedz and the like, don't have human pharmacy items because the holes in their security and ethics are so massive that no Pharmacy board (nor the FDA) will let them handle human prescriptions.

I don't sign ANY online pet pharmacy scripts because of the following event:

I once got a call from a 800Petmeds customer. He was in Illinios. He was angry because he couldn't get a refill on his heartworm pills from 800Petmeds so he tried to transfer it to another pharmacy, and finally hit a wall.

I was like, "Dude you're in Illinois, I'm not your Vet."

And he was like: "It's your name and number on this package!"

I was: "WTF? When was that, and from where?"

Him: "800Petmeds, Two thousand sixteen and in Illinois"

800Petmed used my prescription pad, and my name and license on heartworm prescriptions when they don't have a real prescription for someone. Lord knows how many prescriptions (and for what) I've got out there. Like I said, my signature doesn't go anywhere NEAR those charlatans since then.

And, before you believe they have a TEAM of pharmacists in lab coats weighing things on gram scales at these places: It's *usually* one sweaty 'doctor' at a time, signing off; and a machine filling the scripts and if you REALLY dig down, it's "DR какой-то случайный парень" graduated from "Pharmacy Skool" in Kiev. Good luck seizing HIS license when your cat gets 100mg Methimazole instead of 10mg.

Salty? Yes. My son in law went to ACTUAL Pharmacy School and fills your prescriptions at Publix Pharmacy, for Atenolol every day and he paid a lot to get his Doctorate and license. He runs a good people pharmacy and cares. Then, these crap-tastic Florida fly-by-nights come in with "pet" sideshows making millions if not billions while making a mockery of the whole 'institution' of legitimate pharmacy. I spend more time UNDOING the stunts they pull every day than actually messing with my own inhouse and people-pharmacy scripts.

It's one of those things where you go: "I can't believe there's THAT big a hole in the regulatory process."

Oxyfresh has been around a VERY long time and still hasn't been surpassed. I love the water additive. I recommend it's made fresh daily with distilled water, and for bad mouths - double strength. Always safe. this will NOT dissolve tartar but it will kill germs, reduce pus and infection and keep teeth from getting "bad" if they're not already. Kit includes gel and brushes.

Oxyfresh complete dental kit.

BABYLTRL Dog Cone Collar for After Surgery, Soft Pet Recovery Collar for Dogs and Cats, Adjustable Cone Collar Protective Collar for Small Medium Large Dogs Wound Healing

Anymore these days companies are NOT making cones that are long enough to protect feet, OR stop head shaking. You really just need a cone. And this is the most important part - YOU HAVE TO BE ABLE TO FIX IT TO THE COLLAR because NO CONE is tight enough to resist a back foot pushing on it. And they'll do it! (Buy The Right One on Amazon)

Something else I found for my dog "Ajax" that's cool:

Sporn Dog Halter STOPS "pulling and tugging" NOW. (Link)

This is what I use now, with my dog Ajax. I used to use the Gentle Leader, but I didn't like including his face in the thing. Now, this just goes around his chest and he DOES NOT PULL ANY MORE. It's great! Amazon.com has it.

Dog Canine K9 Knee Stifle Brace Wrap

Labra Dog Canine K9 Knee Stifle Brace Wrap Metal Hinged Flexible Support Treat ACL CCL Luxating Patella Cruciate Ligament Sprain Strain Tear Injuries

I couldn't get behind these until this one came out. It has a strap that keeps the thing from sliding down. THAT strap has a strap that keeps the thing from rolling down off the dog's rump. And the whole thing does NOT wrap around his weiner area (which would have been fine for a female dog of course) so this one has THREE key engineering points.

Buy the proper knee brace and put it on tight! 

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