2019 Independence Day Holiday Schedule

VetRxDirect will be closed Thursday, July 4th, 2019 in observance of Independence Day.

Our pharmacy will have abbreviated hours and shipping schedule. While VetRxDirect.com is available 24 hours a day for online order placement, please pay particular attention to our hours and shipping schedule, especially if you rely on our pharmacy for insulin or other temperature sensitive products.

  • Monday, July 1st: Normal shipping policies.
  • Tuesday, July 2nd: Last day to ship temperature sensitive orders until Friday.
  • Wednesday, July 3rd: No temperature sensitive orders will ship.
  • Thursday, July 4th: CLOSED. No orders will ship.
  • Friday, July 5th: Resume normal shipping policies.

*Prescription orders, including temperature-sensitive drugs, can only ship after approval from your veterinarian. Prescription authorization must be obtained before 3 PM CST in order to be shipped out on the same day. Visit our website for more information.

Please feel free to leave a message or send us an email at info@vetrxdirect.com anytime. We’ll return your call or send replies during our next business hours after your message.

Have a safe and happy Independence Day!

Aventi Kidney Complete Replaces Aventi KP & KS

Aventi Kidney Complete is a new all-in-one supplement that combines the ingredients of the former Aventi KP Kidney Protect and Aventi KS Kidney Support formulas. Aventi Kidney Complete at VetRxDirect

Aventi Kidney Complete is a comprehensive renal supplement for dogs and cats designed to preserve and protect kidney health and function. It helps to control metabolic imbalances and may aid in the management of kidney disease. Learn more about kidney disease in dogs and cats.

Aventi Kidney Complete contains phosphate binders, a metabolic acidosis buffer, probiotics, prebiotics, antioxidants, and blood building vitamins. It includes calcium carbonate, calcium lactate gluconate, and chitosan to help reduce excess phosphorus from the diet. Sodium bicarbonate is used to reduce acidity, as well as probiotics and prebiotics to support GI health and toxin removal. It also includes antioxidants which may reduce free radicals and oxidative stress. Additionally, it contains B and C vitamins to help promote red blood cell metabolism. Check out the ingredient comparisons below.

The powder formula of this supplement mixes easily with food. Packaged in 3.2 oz & 10.5 oz powder jars. Both sizes contain Small (0.6 g) and Large (2.4 g) scoops. As with any dietary supplement, you should consult your pet’s veterinarian first before administering.

Aventi Kidney Complete Reviews

Check out what other cat and dog owners have to say:

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I will buy again                                                                                     Jessica ✅ Verified Buyer

This seems to have helped my kidney cat with diarrhea (more days of solid), and also his appetite is good.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ It works wonders!                                                                                   Samantha ✅ Verified Buyer

Our elderly girl has kidney disease. We’ve seen great improvement with the Aventi Supplement. She can hold her bladder for normal amount of hours and we aren’t getting up to let her out in the middle of the night anymore. This website has the best price.


Does your dog or cat use Aventi? Leave us a comment below!

Are Generic Medications Safe for my Dog or Cat?

Know The Facts About Generic Medications

Have you ever questioned whether generic medications are really as good as the name brand medications? Or why there is a cost saving? Generic medications work the same way as brand-name medications do, and they are proven to have the same safety as the brand names. They contain the same active ingredient and are made to be used in the same exact way. The FDA strictly requires that all generics have the same dosage, effectiveness, strength, stability, and quality while in comparison to their brand name counterparts. As a result, generics also carry the same side effects, risks, and benefits as the brand name. The FDA regulates generic medications for both humans and animals, learn more on their website.

Generic drugs and brand name drugs have the same

  • Active Ingredient
  • Strength
  • Dosage Form (tablet, liquid, powder, etc)
  • Route of administration (oral, topical, etc)
  • Indications for use
  • Stability
  • Purity
  • Manufacturer Requirements
  • Safety

Generics may include different inactive ingredients such as preservatives or fillers. The FDA also ensures the inactive ingredients of the generic medicine are acceptable. Because trademark laws prevent generic drugs from looking just like the brand name drug, the color and size may be different.

Why are generics cheaper?

Manufacturers of generic drugs do not have to repeat the costly laboratory and clinical trials that the brand name company invested in to gain the first FDA approval. This allows them to produce and sell the medication at a lower cost. When several companies begin to make the same medication, the competition helps keep the price down.

Manufacturing & Monitoring

Both brand name and generic drugs are manufactured with the same strict and high-quality standards by the FDA. The drugs must both be formulated to contain the same active ingredient in the same amounts. All ingredients, both active and inactive, must meet stringent quality standards.

After a generic drug is approved by the FDA, the quality and monitoring process continues. This includes ongoing tests for stability and reporting of side effects.

What medication is right for my pet?

When it comes to your dog or cat, you should always talk with your veterinarian first about medication options. You and your veterinarian should discuss the safety and efficacy of a drug before giving it to your pet. Also, visit the FDA website for information on generic medications.

VetRxDirect offers a large variety of generic and brand name medications. We listed some of the most popular below. Find more on our website.

Carprofen                               Triheart Plus                          Enrofloxacin

Generic Rimadyl Carprofen at VetRXDirectTri-Heart Plus at VetRxDirectGeneric Bayril Enrofloxacin at VetRxDirect


Furosemide                       Amoxicillin Clavulanate             Clindamycin

Generic Disal Furosemide at VetRxDirectGeneric Clavamox at VetRXDirectClindamycin at VetRxDirect


NexGard Approved to Prevent Lyme Disease Infections for Dogs

FDA Approves NexGard Chewables for prevention of infections that cause Lyme disease in dogs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved NexGard to prevent Borrelia burgdorferi infections by killing Ixodes scapularis, a type of Black-legged tick that carries the bacteria. The Borrelia bacteria is an infectious bacteria that causes Lyme disease in dogs. The black-legged tick is also known as the deer tick. Lyme disease can cause serious illness in both animals and people. Fever, loss of appetite, lameness, joint swelling, and lethargy are common warning signs in dogs. In severe cases, Lyme disease can affect the kidneys, nervous system, or heart. Learn more about Lyme disease on our blog.

NexGard Chewables at VetRxDirectNexGard is a prescription flea and tick preventative for dogs that contains afoxolaner. This medication works by absorbing into the dog’s bloodstream to treat and prevent flea infestations and kill ticks. It is effective against the Black-legged tick, American Dog tick, Lone Star tick, and Brown dog tick.


NexGard is formulated to give protection for 30 days and is a soft, beef-flavored chew. Dogs can also be bathed or swim at any time because it is given orally and does not create a residue on the skin or hair coat. It is also designed for safe administration alongside heartworm and other medications. NexGard chewable can be given to dogs 8 weeks of age and older and weighing 4 pounds or greater. It is available in four sizes: 4-10 lbs, 10-24 lbs, 24-60 lbs, and 60-121 lbs and three, six, or 12-month quantities.

For more information about the NexGard FDA approval, visit their website.

NexGard Chewables Approved by Dog Owners

Check out what other dog owners are saying about it. We’ve included some reviews straight from our website.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Convenient     

My golden had Lyme disease a few years ago and this product, Nexgard, has kept her protected. We have a large deer population in our neighborhood and I feel confident using Nexgard

-Submitted by Marianne ✅ Verified Buyer

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Works great!

My German shepherd is 2 years old and he has yet to get a tick because l have given him nexgard since he was a puppy.

-Submitted by Jack ✅ Verified Buyer

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Awesome, fast results

We have been having such a difficult time with ticks this year even though we’ve been using both a topical treatment along with a Seresto Flea collar. Our golden retriever has been on NexGard since the beginning of the month and we are thoroughly pleased with the results, not 1 flea since we started and no itching either. We’ll definitely continue to use both VETRX Direct and NexGard, I highly recommend it.       -Submitted by   Kim ✅ Verified Buyer


This information is not intended to diagnose or treat any disease and is purely educational. Please seek advice from your pet’s veterinarian with any questions regarding your pet’s health.