Labor Day Holiday and Shipping Schedule 2021

VetRxDirect will be closed Monday, September 6th, 2021 in observance of Labor Day.

Our pharmacy will have abbreviated hours and shipping schedules. 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.

Thursday, September 2nd: Last day to ship temperature-sensitive orders this week.*
Friday, September 3rd: No temperature sensitive orders will ship.
Saturday, September 4th: No orders will ship.
Sunday, September 5th: CLOSED.
Monday, September 6th: CLOSED.
Tuesday, September 7th: Resume normal hours and 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 dayVisit 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 message during our next business hours.

Itchy Pet Awareness and Solutions

The month of August is known as Itchy Pet Awareness Month, which aims to promote dog and cat skin health and your pet’s health and happiness. While commonly overlooked, itching is a medical condition that requires a proper diagnosis to effectively treat the true cause of the itch.

Why is My Pet Itching?

Dogs and cats usually come in contact with irritants by inhaling from the air or by direct contact with the skin. They may also develop allergies or sensitivities to food or treats in their diet. Some common outdoor allergens include parasites like fleas, ticks, lice or mites, insects, pollens, or even chemicals on lawns. Common indoor allergens include dust mites, molds, mildew, as well as household cleaners, detergents, and other products. Some pets may develop allergies that come and go with the seasons. Learn more about Seasonal Allergies in Dogs and Cats on our other blog.

Look Out for the Common Signs of Itch In Dogs and Cats:

  • Scratching is the most obvious sign of itch
  • Biting
  • Chewing
  • Frequent licking
  • Excessive rolling
  • Recurrent ear problems
  • Hair loss
  • Body odor
  • Skin changes

If the scratching becomes intense, your dog or cat may damage their skin while trying to relieve the sensation. As a result, this can leave the skin with open wounds, and vulnerable to infections and the potential for hotspots. You may also notice hair loss, scabbing, and crusting due to excessive scratching, chewing, or rubbing. Because the symptoms of allergies are similar to other disorders, it’s important to speak with your veterinarian if you notice these behaviors.

How Do I Relieve My Pet’s Itching?

Consulting your veterinarian is important to determine the true cause of the itch and what treatment can best help your pet. Your veterinarian may prescribe an antihistamine or anti-inflammatory medication to help relieve your pet’s symptoms. They may also recommend bathing with a medicated shampoo to wash allergens away from the skin and reduce irritation.


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 the health of your pet.