Product Spotlight: SAMeLQ Liver Support For Dogs and Cats

Both in humans and animals, the liver has some of the most important functions in the body. It filters the blood, metabolizes drugs and food, detoxifies chemicals, aids in blood clotting, secretes bile, and much more. When the liver becomes damaged it can stop functioning like normal, and potentially develop into liver disease. Damage to the liver in dogs and cats can be caused by a variety of factors like aging, infection, long-term use of certain medications like painkillers, fatty foods, and toxic plants. There are also certain conditions that can cause changes in the liver such as diabetes, thyroid disorders, and Cushing’s syndrome.

Early diagnosis is often the key to successful treatment of liver disease. Once diagnosed by your veterinarian, it may be successfully treated or managed with the use of medications and supplements. Be prepared and ask your veterinarian about the signs and symptoms of liver disease. Among the variety of liver supporting supplements carried with VetRxDirect, S-Adenosyl methionine is becoming the most popular.   

SAMeLQ 225SAMeLQ Available At VetRxDirect

SAMeLQ is a nutritional supplement designed to help sustain liver health and functions. It is formulated with a potent blend of antioxidants to help reduce oxidative stress and damage to the liver. It features S-Adenosylmethionine (SAMe) and N-Acetyl Cysteine, chemicals made from natural amino acids that have been known to help protect and repair liver cells from damage. Quercetin, licorice root extract, Taurine, B vitamins, Zinc, and vitamin E work together to promote liver regeneration, metabolism, and support the immune system. It may also support normal inflammatory response and help prevent fibrosis. SAMeLQ is also designed for easier dosing, with clover shaped Snap Tablets that can be split into halves or quarters. Tablets are also flavored and chewable. Talk with your veterinarian to see if SAMeLQ 225 is right for your dog or cat.

Ticks: Knowing How To Protect You And Your Dog

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Knowing how to protect you and your dog against ticks is the best defense in the fight against ticks. Tick prevention is important because as we know, they carry a variety diseases that pose serious health risks. Lyme Disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and ehrlichiosis are the most common. These diseases can be difficult and expensive to treat and sometimes impossible to cure. The Brown Dog Tick, American Dog Tick, Black-Legged Tick or Deer Tick, and the Lone Star Tick are the most commonly found in the United States. Get to know the kind that live in your area so you know the risks.

It’s a good idea to check your dog daily for ticks, especially if you spend a lot of time outside. Run your hands slowly over your dog’s entire body feeling for bumps or lumps. Ticks can be very small and like to hide out inside ears, between toes, under the tail and collar, and in the armpit and groin areas. Don’t forget to check yourself too!

When You Find A Tick

If you find a tick on your dog, don’t panic. Use a pair of tweezers or the Tick Twister to grab the tick as close to your pet’s skin as possible, then pull back slowly until the tick is extracted from the body. Don’t grab the tick by the body, twist it, or pull too quickly. Disinfect the wound and apply an antibiotic cream approved by your veterinarian. Keep it clean and disinfected until it has healed.

Watch for signs of tick borne illnesses in your pet. Symptoms may not appear for up to three weeks. If you think a tick has bitten your pet and she’s behaving differently – loss of appetite, lethargy – talk your veterinarian right away.

Don’t Wait Until Tick Season

The goal is to prevent ticks from getting onto your dog or cat. If you live in a climate that experiences yearly freezing temperatures, you may notice ticks become less active or disappear but don’t be fooled, they can hibernate over the winter. Fortunately, there are lots of effective preventative medications on the market. It is best to talk with your veterinarian about which one is right for your dog and your area of the country. Be sure that the medicine you use repels the types of ticks in your area.

Around the Yard Keep your bushes, trees, and lawn trimmed to reduce ticks to help keep the tick population at bay. If you have a tick infestation in your yard, consider using environmental products or hiring an exterminator to address the problem. Use caution when treating your yard, many products can be harmful to people and animals.

We stock a full range of tick preventatives and treatments to keep your dog safe and healthy.  Check out NexGard, Simparica, and Bravecto, chewable tick preventatives available at VetRxDirect.

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Tell Me More About Auto Delivery

VetRxDirect’s Auto Delivery program is the most convenient way for you to get the products you want, delivered on a regular schedule. Just tell us how often you want them, and we’ll take it from there. Customize orders to fit your needs, and we will stick with you along the way. Plus, you will receive a 5% discount on Auto Delivery orders!

I’m In! How Do I Join?

Joining the Auto Delivery program is easy; it can be done while browsing on a product page or while reviewing items in the shopping cart. To subscribe, simply select the Auto-Delivery option for your desired product, select your preferred shipment frequency and then check out as normal.

What Happens Next?

After you join the Auto-Delivery program, you will receive an email confirming your subscription. Your order will be placed automatically according to your preferences and you will be billed on the day the order is shipped. We will send you an email reminder 10 days before each Auto Delivery order. You will also receive email notifications about your Auto-Delivery account, such as if your item is discontinued or out of stock, if you cancel your subscription, and confirmation when an order is placed.

How Can I Change My Order?

Auto-Delivery is easy to manage, and you ‘re always in control. You can change specific parts of an order or cancel the subscription at any time. Simply log on to your account and click the “My Subscriptions” tab to see your active orders. Here you can change the entire order date or the date for specific items, the frequency of shipments, quantity of items, and skip a delivery. Please allow up to 24 hours for modifications or cancellations to be processed. Need help making order changes?

What If I Want To Change My Address?

No big deal. You can change your shipping address for your upcoming order or for each auto delivery item.

  • To change your shipping address for an upcoming order select “My Next Order” tab, then click the “Edit” link next to shipping info. You can select a previous shipping address from the drop-down menu or create a new one to add to your account. *Notice the checkbox, this address will apply to all subscriptions and future orders if left checked.
  • To change your shipping address for an auto delivery item select “My Subscriptions” tab, click the “Edit” link that appears on the right, then click the “Change Address” button. *Notice the checkbox. this address will apply to all subscriptions and future orders if left checked.

You Have The Power To See The Future

Like a genie, you can view and predict when your next order will be arriving. Simply go to your account, visit “My Subscriptions”, and click “My Next Order” tab. Here you will see the details for your very next scheduled order.

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If you have more than one Auto Delivery item, you can have the items ship in the same order. Visit “My Subscriptions” and select “My Subscriptions” tab, then simply change the next order dates to be the same. Also, confirm the orders have the same payment method, shipping, and billing addresses. *Auto Delivery items that have the same order date, shipping address, billing address and payment method will ship as one order.

Want More? You Can Add Items To Your Next Order

To do so, you must be logged into your account. Visit the item’s page you wish to add to your order, find and click the “Add To Next Auto Delivery” button to add the item as one time only or as a subscription.


If you get stuck along the way, don’t worry we can help you out. Live chat with our pharmacy techs, shoot us an email, or give us a call.