Visbiome Vet Probiotic For Dogs

Visbiome Vet Probiotic

Visbiome Vet is a high potency probiotic formula for dogs. It is made with 8 concentrated strains of live probiotic bacteria, and each capsule contains 112.5 billion bacteria. It helps replenish and maintain the balance of natural flora in the gastrointestinal tract. It also promotes overall gut health and aids in digestion and absorption. Visbiome Vet is designed to support normal inflammatory responses in the gastrointestinal tract, and the protective layers of the bowel. Uniquely, it contains one of the probiotics highly studied and used in diets for humans with IBD. Read more about the studies in dogs.  For dogs, it may reduce loose stools caused by stress or diet changes and help manage dogs with inflammatory bowel disease. Additionally, it is a Non-GMO and Gluten Free formula. Because it contains live bacteria, Visbiome is stored and shipped cold with temperature monitoring to ensure potency.*

What are probiotics?Visbiome at VetRxDirect

Both people and animals alike have natural microbes or “flora” that naturally live on the lining of their intestines. These are beneficial types of bacterias and yeasts that help digest and absorb nutrients from food and defend against “bad” bacteria from taking up residence. Probiotics are a supplemental source of these natural microbes and bacteria. Probiotics can help with intestinal function and help manage diarrhea or irregularity.  Keeping a healthy balance of good bacteria in the gut is not only important for proper digestion but also for the immune system. The natural bacteria in the digestive tract is fragile and can easily be diminished by medications like antibiotics or painkillers, poor diet, disease or stress. This can also make your dog susceptible to digestive upsets like diarrhea, gas, and cramping.

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*All orders of VisbiomeVet are shipped with a sensor to guarantee your order did not experience elevated temperatures during shipping. VetRxDirect recommends Next Business Day Shipping to an address with a controlled environment where a person can take immediate possession of the package and refrigerate if you live in an area experiencing ambient outdoor temperatures above 77° F.

MicrocynVS Wound Care Solutions for Dogs and Cats

MicrocynVS is new line of topical skin and wound care solutions for animals. They are formulated with pure hypochlorous technology to encourage optimal healing and serve as an antimicrobial. Microcyn VS products aid in debridement, irrigation, and cleansing of wounds and help eliminate odor. They also help reduce bacteria, fungi, and spores on the skin. All MicrocynVS products have a non-toxic formula and do not contain steroids, antibiotics, or blech. They do not harm healthy tissue and help relieve minor irritations. They are designed for all animal skin types including dogs, cats, and horses.

MicrocynVS Wound & Skin Care at VetRxDirectMicrocynVS Wound & Skin Care

Wound & Skin Care Spray cleans, treats, and heals your pet’s wounds in an easy to use spray. Use for antimicrobial cleansing and irrigation of wounds, or moistening wound dressings to help reduce infection, irritation, and swelling. Ideal for cuts, abrasions, rashes, burns, abscesses,  as well as post-surgical sites, hot spots, lacerations, and irritated skin.

Hot-Spot & Anti-Itch Spray GelMicrocynVS Hot Spot Spot & Anti-Itch Spray Gel

Hot Spot and Anti-Itch Spray Gel soothes itching, irritation, redness, and inflammation. This easy to use, thin gel formula includes the skin protectant dimethicone, which helps provide a skin barrier to keep out debris, irritants, and infection. Ideal for hot spots, rashes, scratches, abrasions, mud and rain rot, mane and tail eczema.

Eye and Ear Wash at VetRxDirectMicrocynVS Eye & Ear Wash

Ear & Eye Wash is designed to safely cleanse sensitive areas of the skin, and around the eyes and ears. Use to cleanse and flush dirt, debris, irritants, and keep out infection. Ideal for daily eye and ear cleaning or during ear infections, pink eye, and eye discharge.

MicrocynVS Ophthalmic GelMicrocynVS Ophthalmic Gel

Ophthalmic Gel helps cleanse and flush the eye of irritants, dirt, debris, and other contaminants. This thin gel helps soothe burning, stinging, and itching. Ideal for animals with allergies, eye abrasions, irritations, and pink eye.

Heartworm Disease in Cats: Prevention is Treatment

Commonly, we consider heartworm disease as one that only affects dogs, not cats. However, cats are at the same risk of contracting this serious disease. Just like dogs, cats can get heartworms when they are bitten by an infected mosquito.Cats that go outdoors are more likely to be exposed, however, a mosquito can easily get into the house and infect the cat. Different from dogs, most heartworm larvae in cats do not grow into adult worms, because the cat is not the ideal host. Yet, heartworm larvae can create permanent damage to the lungs and blood vessels, and affect the immune system. Adult worms take up residence within the heart, clogging blood vessels and interfering with the heart valves.

Signs & Symptoms

Cats infected with heartworm disease may show little to no symptoms or experience serious complications. Diagnosis can require an exam, blood tests, and X-rays to confirm infection. Symptoms may include the following:

  • Coughing
  • Wheezing
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Asthma-like attacks
  • Loss of appetite and/or weight loss
  • Fainting or seizures
  • Sudden collapse or death

Treatment and Prevention

Prevention equals the best medicine. Currently, no treatment or drug therapy exists for cats infected with heartworm disease. Heartworm preventative medications kill immature worms and keep new infections from developing if an infected mosquito bites your cat again. All heartworm medications require a prescription from your veterinarian, for the purpose of annual blood testing to be sure your cat is not infected. Preventative medications are highly effective, but cats may still become infected. Even with a single missed dose. Giving heartworm medication to infected cats may lead to serious reactions.

April represents National Heartworm Disease Awareness Month, but this disease does not follow a season. Because heartworm disease has been diagnosed in all 50 states, the American Heartworm Society recommends that you “think 12:” (1) get your pet tested every 12 months for heartworm and (2) give your pet heartworm preventive 12 months a year.

VetRxDirect has a variety of heartworm and parasite preventative treatments for cats. Because these require a prescription, choosing the right medication for your cat should be done with the help of your veterinarian to make sure they have the best protection.

Heartgard for Cats at VetRxDirectHeartgard for Cats

  • Kills heartworm larvae in cats
  • Eliminates adult and immature hookworms
  • Tasty chewable
  • Give once a month
  • Safe for cats six weeks and older


Revolution for Heartworm Disease Prevention at VetRxDirectRevolution for Cats

  • Kills fleas and controls flea infestations
  • Eliminates hookworm and roundworm
  • Prevents heartworm disease
  • Treats and controls ear mites
  • Convenient monthly topical treatment


Advantage Multi At VetRxDirectAdvantage Multi for Cats

  • Prevents heartworm disease
  • Kills fleas and controls flea infestation
  • Eliminates hookworms and roundworms
  • Treats and controls ear mites
  • Broad spectrum, monthly topical treatment


Heartworm Disease Affects All Dogs

April represents National Heartworm Awareness Month, and for good reason. Heartworm disease is a serious disease found throughout the entire United States affecting both dogs and cats. Heartworm disease, a parasitic infection spread by mosquitoes, affects any dog. These include young, old, male, female, indoor, and outdoor dogs. Heartworm larvae circulate within the blood. Adult heartworms live for years within the heart, clogging blood vessels and interfering with the heart valves. As a result, the damage is caused to the heart, lungs, blood vessels, kidneys, and liver.

When is Heartworm Season?

Heartworm disease has been diagnosed in all 50 states. Because infected mosquitoes can come inside, both outdoor and indoor pets are at risk. For that reason, the American Heartworm Society recommends that you “think 12:” (1) get your pet tested every 12 months for heartworm and (2) give your pet heartworm preventive 12 months a year.

Signs & Symptoms

Dogs infected with heartworm disease in the early stages show little to no symptoms until eventually, the infection persists. In that case, look for these signs:

  • reluctance to exercise.
  • a soft, dry cough.
  • shortness of breath.
  • weakness.
  • fatigue after moderate activity.
  • decreased appetite.
  • weight loss.

Heartworm Disease Prevention & Treatment

Prevention is the best medicine since it can be very difficult and expensive to treat infected dogs. No treatment currently exists for cats. Heartworm preventative medications kill immature worms and prevent them from maturing into adults that cause illness. For this reason, you give preventive medications continuously every 30 days to kill the existing larvae, and cannot kill adult worms. All heartworm medications require a prescription from your veterinarian, for the purpose of annual blood testing to be sure your pet is not infected. This is including dogs already given prevention year-round. Preventative medications are highly effective, but dogs can still become infected. Consequently, even if you miss just one dose. Giving heartworm medication to infected dogs may lead to severe reactions. Learn more about Heartworm Positive Dogs.

VetRxDirect stocks a variety of heartworm and parasite preventative treatments for dogs. Because these require a prescription, choosing the right medication for your dog should be done with the help of your veterinarian so they receive the best protection.

Heartgard Plus Heartworm Disease PreventativeHeartgard Plus For Dogs

  • Effectively kills heartworms, hookworm, and roundworm
  • Tasty chewable dogs love
  • Convenient monthly dosing
  • Safe for dogs six weeks and older
  • Dog with food allergies or special dietary needs–Heartgard Tablets do not contain any flavors or beef


Related imageTri-Heart Plus

  • Triple protection from heartworms and intestinal worms
  • Kills hookworms and roundworms
  • Tasty chewable tablet
  • Same active ingredients as brand name heartworm medications



Interceptor Plus at VetRxDirectInterceptor Plus

  • Prevents heartworm disease in dogs
  • Kills tapeworms, whipworms, hookworms, roundworms
  • Contains milbemycin oxime and praziquantel
  • Provides 1 month of protection
  • Tasty chew



Trifexis at VetRxDirectTrifexis

  • Prevents heartworm disease
  • Kills roundworms, whipworms, and hookworms
  • Kills and control fleas
  • Provides 1 month of protection
  • For dogs 8 weeks and older


Which heartworm prevention do you give to your dog? Leave us a comment below.