Alternatives to Greenies Pill Pockets Allergy Formula

Greenies, the makers of Pill Pockets, recently announced the discontinuation of Pill Pockets Allergy Formula aka Grain-Free Duck and Pea Formula. At this time, they have not made a formal announcement with plans to replace this product. This leaves many owners of pets with food allergies, intolerances, and special dietary requirements, are searching for the best replacement. We compared other pill pockets treats to find an appropriate substitution.

How Do You Compare to Pill Pockets Allergy?

Because Greenies Pill Pockets Allergy Formula was widely used for dogs and cats with food allergies, intolerances, and special diets, we first took a look first at the ingredient lists of multiple products that we carry at our pharmacy. We identified protein sources, carbohydrate sources, flavors, starch or thickeners, and animal by-product ingredients. Next, we took a look at the guaranteed analysis or nutrient profile, which lists the amount of protein, fat, fiber, and calorie content.

Tricky Treats™ by Pala-Tech™

Label to label, one of the most comparable product to Greenies Pill Pockets Allergy Formula is Tricky Treats Grilled Duck. And Tricky Treats Roasted Chicken is a very close tie. What makes them similar? To start, Tricky Treats contain duck as a novel protein, much like Pill Pockets. In both the Tricky Treats duck and chicken formulas, the animal proteins have been hydrolyzed, or broken down, into very small particle sizes, 3,500 Daltons to be exact. Hydrolysis is a process that uses water to chemically break proteins into pieces that are so small that the immune system no longer reacts to them. This process is also used in common therapeutic pet foods such as Blue Buffalo Natural Veterinary HF Hydrolyzed Food for dogs and cats, Hills Prescription Diets z/d, Royal Canin Veterinary Diets PS or HA, and Purina ProPlan HP Veterinary Diets.

Also, Tricky Treats do not contain corn, wheat, or soy in either formula; and like Pill Pockets Allergy, they contain a natural smoke flavor.

What Makes Tricky Treats Unique?

Tricky Treats not only have allergy conscious ingredients but also function well as a pill hiding agent. Pala-Tech states the “proprietary blend of natural ingredients provides an excellent mouth-feel, texture and aroma providing a healthy, tasty, and easy to swallow treat. This prevents the pet from biting into the bitter-tasting medication and spitting it out.” Also, Tricky Treats are wrapped in pairs to keep them fresh and prevent them from drying out.

Tricky Treats at VetRxDirect
  • Grilled duck formula contains a novel protein
  • Hydrolyzed duck and chicken proteins
  • Natural smoke flavor
  • Low calorie level
  • Low sodium level
  • Highly palatable

 

 

Ingredients

Guaranteed Analysis

Barley Flour, Hydrolyzed Duck, Vegetable Glycerin, Cane Molasses, Whey Protein, Vegetable Oil, Natural Flavors, Rosemary Extract, Xanthan Gum, Yeast Extract & Primary Dried Yeast (MOS MAX®), Citric Acid and Mixed Tocopherols.
  • Crude Protein (min.): 10.0%
  • Crude Fat (min.): 8.0%
  • Crude Fiber (max.): 1.0%
  • Moisture (max.): 23.0%
  • Calorie content: 17 kcal/treat
   
Barley Flour, Hydrolyzed Chicken, Vegetable Glycerin, Cane Molasses, Whey Protein, Vegetable Oil, Natural Flavors, Rosemary Extract, Xanthan Gum, Yeast Extract & Primary Dried Yeast (MOS MAX®), Citric Acid and Mixed Tocopherols.
  • Crude Protein (min.): 10.0%
  • Crude Fat (min.): 8.0%
  • Crude Fiber (max.): 1.0%
  • Moisture (max.): 23.0%
  • Calorie content: 17 kcal/treat

 

Wonderbars by Animal Pharmaceuticals

Another equal comparison to Pill Pockets Allergy Formula is Wonderbars by Animal Pharmaceuticals. What makes them wonderful?  First off, Wonderbars do not contain animal proteins or any animal-based ingredients. They also contain synthetic cheese and bacon flavors and contain rice and tapioca starch as the carbohydrate sources. Also, Wonderbars do not contain corn, wheat, gluten, or soy. These allergy conscious treats are also suitable for pets with dietary restrictions, because of their zero-sodium and low calorie content.

What Makes Wonderbars Wonderfully Unique?

Animal Pharmaceutical Wonderbars are cleverly designed, shapeable soft treats that can be molded around any pill, making it easy to give pets their prescribed medications or supplements.

Wonderbars at VetRxDirect
  • Synthetic Flavors
  • No animal ingredients
  • Tapioca starch
  • No sodium
  • Low calories
  • Easily molds around pills

 

 

Ingredients

Guaranteed Analysis

Rice, Synthetic Cheese Flavor, Lecithin, Glycerin, Dextrose, Starch, Water, Sorbic Acid, Carrageenan Gum, CaPlcium Propionate, Synthetic Bacon Flavor, Dl-alpha Tocopherol Acetate, Ascorbic Acid Safflower Oil.
  • Crude Protein (Minimum) 12%
  • Crude Fat (Minimum) 2%
  • Crude Fiber (Maximum) 3%
  • Moisture (Maximum) 10%
  • Calorie Content: 44Kcal per chew
   

 

Greenies Pill Pockets Allergy Duck and Pea Formula (Discontinued)

Greenies Pill Pockets Allergy Formula

  • Rehydrated duck as a novel protein
  • Contains pea as a plant protein
  • Natural smoke flavor
  • Discontinued

 

 

 

Ingredients

Guaranteed Analysis

Rehydrated Duck, Glycerin, Ground Peas, Natural Flavors, Pea Protein, Vegetable Oil, Sodium Bisulfate, Water, Dried Cultured Skim Milk, Xanthan Gum, Smoke Flavor, Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols.
  • Crude Protein (min.): 12.0%
  • Crude Fat (min.): 8.5%
  • Crude Fiber (max.): 1.0%
  • Moisture (max.): 32.0%
  • Calorie content: 20 kcal/treat

 

Visbiome Vet Probiotic Receives Pawsitive Reviews

About Visbiome Vet Probiotic for Dogs Visbiome at VetRxDirect

Visbiome Vet is a high potency probiotic formula for dogs and cats. Made with 8 concentrated strains of live probiotic bacteria each Visbiome contains 112.5 billion live bacteria. It helps replenish and maintain the balance of natural flora in the gastrointestinal tract and support normal inflammatory responses. Visbiome also promotes overall gut health and aids in digestion and absorption. Additionally, Visbiome Vet also helps to support the protective layers of the bowel and may help maintain normal kidney function. Learn more about Visbiome on our blog. This probiotic formula is a top favorite among dog and cat owners and their veterinarians. Many pet parents are sharing stories of improved gut issues, better quality stools, some even describing it as a “game changer” and “live saver”.

What Makes Visbiome Vet Different from others?

  • Visbiome boasts to have the highest concentration available, with 112.5 billion live bacteria (CFUs) per dose!
  • Visbiome ships and stores cold to ensure maximum potency. It has a specially designed bottle that absorbs ambient moisture, which can negatively impact the live bacteria. Learn more about the importance of the cold storage of probiotics.

Reviews for Visbiome Vet

Check out what other pet parents are saying about it. Don’t take it from us, we’ve included a few of the most recent customer reviews straight from our website.

2 adorable cats love Visbiome Vet

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Yes!! What a great product!
Submitted By Michelle ✅ Verified Buyer
This has been a lifesaver for our boys!

 

Senior Lab loves Visbiome Vet⭐⭐⭐⭐ Will buy this probiotic again!
Submitted By Harold ✅ Verified Buyer
Our Senior furbaby had GI issues before we used this probiotic. It helped him a lot. Great product!

Ren loves Visbiome Vet⭐⭐⭐⭐ It’s definitely improved my dogs GI issues!
Submitted By Tiffany ✅ Verified Buyer
We give this to Ren for GI issues that were so bad and caused her liver values to be really high, which caused doctors to think she was in liver failure. An Internal Specialist determined it wasn’t liver failure and recommended we put her on this along with some other meds to help her. So far she is throwing up less and doing great!

Sally Anne loves Visbiome Vet⭐⭐⭐⭐ Sally-Anne’s Health Has Improved
Submitted By Carol ✅ Verified Buyer
Sally-Anne receives this probiotic capsule sprinkled and then mixed into her cat food daily. Sally-Anne was diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease just this past May. She will be 17 years old in September. Visbiome was prescribed by her internal veterinarian for gut health. This daily med helps Sally-Anne’s digestive system so much; I am so thankful that this med exists for my sweet little girl.

Bam Bam loves Visbiome Vet⭐⭐⭐⭐ I would buy this product again and again
Submitted By Fabienne ✅ Verified Buyer
 I highly recommend this product. Over the years I have used really high-quality probiotic, however, my holistic vet recommended Visbiome for my babies and I am glad I am doing so. Visbiome needs to be refrigerated, which means that the properties of the product are not destroyed over time. Refrigeration helps enhance the overall shelf life of the product, which is in contrast to probiotics that do not need refrigeration.

 

Does your dog or cat take Visbiome? We’d love to hear from you! Leave us a comment below or on our website

Intesto-Guard: A Natural GI Support for Dog and Cats

What is Intesto-Guard?

Intesto–Guard™ is a nutritional supplement with a unique combination of natural ingredients that helps naturally support your pet’s digestive and immune systems. Intesto–Guard may help in reducing occasional loose stools and stomach upsets due to traveling, stress, boarding, drug therapy, dietary changes, or changes in routine. It may help reduce the potential for digestive disturbances, flatulence, and may help soothe the gastrointestinal tract. Intesto-Guard can also be used as a daily probiotic supplement to optimize your dog or cat’s digestive health. The human-grade ingredients in Intesto-Guard work together to help encourage nutrient absorption‚ and may help support more energy and overall health.

Intesto Guard at VetRxDirect    Intesto-Guard at VetRx Direct

Intesto-Guard is available in an oral paste or powder which can be conveniently sprinkled on food. Both formulas are highly palatable with a great taste.

What are the Ingredients?

Intesto–Guard provides pets with powerful triple protection using 3 main natural ingredients:

  • Prebiotics derived from hydrolyzed yeast. These include Mannan-oligosaccharides (MOS), D-mannose, and Beta glucans.
  • Specialized, live probiotic bacteria. These include Lactobacillus acidophilus‚ Lactobacillus casei‚ Enterococcus faecium, Bacillus subtilis.
  • IGY antibodies‚ Natural Egg Immunoglobulins

How Does Intesto-Guard Work?

Intesto-Guard uses live probiotics to help restore and maintain the natural balance of beneficial bacteria, flora, in the gut. The paste contains 1 billion cfu (colony forming unit)  per mL and 1.5 billion cfu per scoop in the powder. The prebiotics in Intesto Guard are extracted from yeast with a special enzymatic hydrolyzation process. Prebiotics feed the beneficial bacteria in the intestine and help support immune response. Intesto-Guard also utilizes a natural antibody IgY, which is produced from egg immunoglobulins using a unique patented process. IgY antibodies may boost the immune system to help fight off pathogens and foreign organisms in the body. Learn more about how Intesto-Guard works.

Have you used Intesto Guard for your pet? Leave us a comment below!

 

Reviews for Cobalequin Vitamin B12

Cobalequin vitamin B12 at VetrxDirect

Every day at VetRxDirect we hear from customers about their favorite products for their pets. We’ve been hearing a lot about the Cobalequin Vitamin B12 supplement.

Cobalequin is a chewable vitamin B12 supplement for dogs and cats. It is commonly used to help increase and maintain levels of vitamin B12 in animals with deficiency, anemia, pancreatic insufficiency, and other medical conditions. Cobalequin also helps replace nutrients missing from your dog or cat’s regular diet. Learn more about Vitamin B12 on our other blog.

The Cobalequin vitamin B12 formula is a recent favorite among cat and dog owners. Check out what other pet parents are saying about it. We’ve included some reviews for Cobalequin straight from our website.

Reviews for Cobalequin Vitamin B12

⭐⭐⭐⭐Good to help with IBD in cats
Submitted By Anthony ✅Verified Buyer

Our cat loves it and it helps with his inflammatory bowel disease. Helps him to absorb nutrients from food, apparently, and he loves the taste.

⭐⭐⭐⭐Healthy & Yummy too!
By Catherine ✅Verified Buyer

Our dog Cricket has PLE as well as Stage 3 Lymphoma. She takes Cobalequin each and every day. Cobalequin is great! First of all, now that she has been taking it, Cricket hasn’t had to have vitamin injections at the veterinarian any more, but also – she just loves taking her tasty and chewable Cobalequin pill. It’s a treat for her that she gets with her breakfast each morning!

⭐⭐⭐⭐I will buy this product again!
Submitted By Susie ✅Verified Buyer

My vet recommended this product for my 15 year old shih tzu with anemia and chronic kidney disease. She seems to be doing well taking it. I crush the pills and sprinkle on her food. I would recommend this product!

⭐⭐⭐⭐The best B12 supplement
Submitted By Debbie ✅Verified BuyerThis pill is easy to crush and sprinkle over my cat’s food. I highly recommend if your pet needs a B12 supplement. I had the choice between B12 pills or B12 injections. Given my cat is FIV+ I didn’t want to subject him to needle pokes and I didn’t want to “pill him”. The vet said it could be crushed and it works perfectly! I sprinkle it over his dry food and he eats it right up. It also has a beefy smell to it my cat seems to love!

Reviews for Visbiome Vet Probiotic for Dogs

About Visbiome Vet Probiotic for Dogs

Visbiome at VetRxDirect

Visbiome Available at VetRxDirect!

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 live bacteria. It helps replenish and maintain the balance of natural flora in the gastrointestinal tract. Visbiome also promotes overall gut health and aids in digestion and absorption. Learn more about Visbiome on our blog. This new probiotic formula is favorite among dog owners and their veterinarians. Check out what other pet parents are saying about it. We’ve included some reviews for Visbiome straight from our website.

Reviews for Visbiome Vet

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Helped cure stomach upset caused by steroids.
Submitted By Caitlyn ✅ Verified Buyer

This probiotic has drastically improved our dogs health. He has to take steroids for a disease called ITP. It’s a life threatening disease and the steroids are our only choice. The steroids cause stomach upset and Visbiome has completely helped eradicate the problem. Otter, our blue heeler, is on a strict fresh diet from Farmers Dog (which I also highly recommend) and combined with Visbiome we have a healthy dog!

⭐⭐⭐⭐ I highly recommend this Probiotic 
Submitted By Kathleen ✅ Verified Buyer

My dog has ulcerative colitis and Visbiome Vet Probiotic for Dogs has helped significantly! Within days of starting his regimen, he felt better, his appetite was back and was ready for play again! We tried other probiotics first and no others helped him like Visbiome. It is expensive if you have a large breed dog due to dosing, but it truly works!

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Awesome product. 
Submitted By Julia ✅ Verified Buyer

It has done wonders for my girl….she’s a very smart dog and hard to fool when given meds. The capsules can be opened and mixed in her favorite foods without her knowing it. The service and delivery was efficient and fast.

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Well packed
Submitted By ✅ Verified Buyer

Was worried about the shipping given that it needed to stay cold but product was packed well and my dog seems to like it. So far so good.

⭐⭐⭐⭐ A good find!
Submitted By Dolores ✅ Verified Buyer

Good customer service when I had an issue ordering the product. Visbiome has been recommended by my veterinarian and VetRxDirect has a very competitive price.

⭐⭐⭐⭐ The only probiotic that has worked! 
Submitted By Trudy ✅ Verified Buyer

Our dog had stomach issues for over a year….stomach gurgling, fluctuating, lack of appetite (change in food didn’t help nor did the typical probiotics) also had reoccurring soft stools. We finally took him to a holistic vet who prescribed a new probiotic that had never been mentioned to us – Visbiome Vet Probiotic. Within three weeks he was a completely normal dog! It has been three months now and he remains on Visbiome very healthy and at a perfect weight.

⭐⭐⭐⭐ I highly recommend this product! 
Submitted By Michelle ✅ Verified Buyer

Our poor Norfolk Terrier has had IBD since he was a puppy. He is on a special diet and had been using another probiotic until our new Veterinarian suggested this product. What a difference this had made in his life! The terrible belly pain and gas he suffered is gone. This has just changed his whole life and we could not be happier.

⭐ yes will be reordering as its extremely convenient
Submitted By John ✅ Verified Buyer

I needed to start my female dog on probiotic after her being diagnosed with bone cancer, which resulted in amputation of her back right leg and immediately started on chemo treatments (18 wks). Other than the vet (45 miles away) I could not find this medication, so I look and found you guys. Ordered the product and got it within a few days so she didn’t have to miss any treatment days. Finding the exact match and getting it so quickly was GREAT.

For success stories and clinical studies Check out Visbiome on their website.

Have you used Visbiome? Leave us a comment below! We’d love to hear more reviews for Visbiome.

When Your Dog or Cat Rejects Their Medication

Do you find it difficult to give your dog or cat medicine? If you find your pet’s medication on the floor instead of in their mouths, it may be time for other options. Your pet may need medications at one time or another during their lifetime. Whether it be medicines to treat an illness or injury, relieve pain, prevent infection, or manage a disease, knowing how to administer medication to your dog or cat is important. We have put together a few tips for giving your pets a pill that will make the process more pleasant for everyone involved.

Cutting, Splitting, and Crushing

Depending on the type of medication, splitting, cutting, or crushing can make pills easier to give or hide in food. Some tablets or caplets are scored with a visual marking which makes them easier to split. Using a Pill Cutter or Pill Splitter to slice medications is not only easier but also keeps the task clean and contained. It’s important to ask your pharmacist or veterinarian if your pet’s medication can be crushed, split, or mixed with food. Some medications may become less effective if they are altered or not given whole. Also, some medications require an empty stomach or are given before meals.

Hide The Pills

One of the most popular methods for giving pills is to hide them in human food or treats. This especially works well for pets who readily accept treats or have favorite foods. This hands-off approach creates less stressful for everyone involved. A variety of pill treats designed to hold medications.

Advita Critter Cups at VetRXDirectAdvita Critter Cups

Advita CritterCups are a tasty probiotic supplement and pill masking treat all in one!  Give CritterCups as a daily treat or to hide medications. They contain live probiotic cultures and prebiotics to support proper digestion and overall health in dogs and puppies.

Frenzies Pill Treats at VetRxDirectFrenzies Pill Treats

Turn your dog’s medication into a tasty snack with Frenzies Pill Treats. Frenzies Pill Treats hide most tablets and capsules in a chicken-flavored soft chew, making oral medications easier to give to your dog. These pill treats are wheat-free, BHA free, and made in the USA. 

Wonderbars Shapeable Treats at VetRxDirectWonderbars

Wonderbars are tasty, shapeable treats that can be molded around any pill medication. The Wonderbars have a low allergen formula and are made without corn gluten, wheat or soy. They contain no sodium and have low-calorie content to help meet dietary and weight concerns.

EZ-Med Pill Holes at VetRxDirectEZ-Med Pill Holes

EZ-Med Pill Holes are soft chew, pill pods that hide the odor and taste of capsules, tablets, or other pills. Dogs enjoy the hickory smoked flavor, and forget about the medication!

 

Camo Pill Masking Paste at VetRXDirectCamoPill

Camo Pill is a soft, easily-shaped paste that wraps
around any size pill or capsule. The bacon-flavored paste masks the smell and taste of medications and contains no wheat flour or corn syrup. Use Camo Pill for dogs or cats.

 

Some dogs and cats refuse to be tricked by medicated food or have finicky tastes. It is common for pets to spit out pills after eating medicated food or treats or just reject it completely. Dietary restrictions may also limit the use of treats or foods. If your pet falls in this category, there are still a few more options.

Pet Piller at VetRXDirectPet Piller, Pill Gun, or Pill Popper

These pill devices are designed to deliver capsules and tablets directly into your pet’s throat. The top holds the medication, and the other end has a plunger to push the pill into your pet’s mouth. Pet Pillers also help keep your hands farther away from the mouth to prevent possible bite injury.

 

Compounded Transdermal and Liquid Medications

Compounded medications offer an easier alternative for pets that hate taking pills, and for owners who hate giving them. To completely avoid the mouth, a compounded transdermal gel is applied to the skin and the medication absorbs into the bloodstream. A compounded oral suspension can be made in a variety of flavors including unflavored to help make them more appealing to your pet. Talk with your veterinarian and pharmacist to determine if your pet’s medication can be compounded. Learn more about compounded medications on our blog.

Change Your Technique

Dogs and cats constantly observe our actions and behavior and are quick to associate them with certain situations, especially negative ones. Additionally, our pets adapt quickly to daily routines. Stay positive and reward your pet after pill time with a favorite treat, toy, petting, or playtime. Ask your veterinarian or your clinic’s veterinary technician to show you methods to administer medications and how to handle your pet if they are difficult to handle. Proper restraint can make medications easier to give and reduce the risk of injury for both animal and owner.

Does your pet reject medication? Share your tips, tricks, and comments below!

AgmaVet Nerve Health Support for Dogs and Cats

AgmaVet Nerve Health at VetRXDirect

Just like humans, dogs and cats are susceptible to environmental conditions that can challenge nerve functions. AgmaVet is a new, first-of-its-kind nutraceutical for dogs and cats that supports healthy and resilient nerve functions. It contains G-Agmatine®, a dietary source of agmatine sulfate which works by targeting the key mechanisms responsible for functions of the nervous system and peripheral nerves, including neurotransmitter receptors. G-Agmatine® is a proprietary brand of agmatine, a substance delivered from the natural amino acid arginine. AgmaVet may help preserve neuromuscular strength and sensory nerve interactions. It may also support quality of life for animals with certain nervous system disorders. The manufacturer, Gilad & Gilad, created this formula exclusively for dogs and cats with the same benefits from AgmaSet, their human labeled supplement. AgmaVet is a gluten-free formula and it does not contain preservatives, additives, or allergens.

Ask your veterinarian about this new solution for nerve resilience and healthier nerve functions. Check out our website for more information.

 

Aerosol Chambers For Dogs, Cats, and Horses

What is an Aerosol Chamber?

Inhalers are commonly prescribed for dogs, cats, and horses to treat multiple different respiratory conditions. Some of the most common include asthma, bronchitis, and allergic rhinitis. Just like humans, animals can use an inhaler (puffer) with the help of an aerosol chamber device. The AeroKat*, AeroDawg*, and AeroHippus* are specially designed aerosol chambers for cats, dogs, and horses. The chamber holds the inhaler medication until the animal has time to inhale, ensuring the dose is delivered.

How Do They Work?

The aerosol chamber attaches to a puffer inhaler on the bottom end and a mask to the top end, which goes over your pet’s face. This allows your pet to breathe normally and inhale the aerosol medication into their lungs.

Each aerosol chamber has a Flow-Vu Indicator which moves when the animal inhales and exhales. This allows you to easily visualize and count their breaths, so you can make sure their medication is delivered accurately. The chamber also has a low resistance valve which releases the medication once the animal inhales.

The dog and the cat masks should fit snug and secure over the mouth and nose to ensure the right seal. The horse mask fits over one nostril. Designed for comfort, the masks are soft and non-stick so they do not pull on hair.

Wondering how to use them? Watch these helpful videos which give step-by-step instructions for the AeroKat, AeroDawg, and AeroHippus.

What Type of Medication Can Be Used?

The AeroKat, AeroDawg, and AeroHippus chambers can be used with all types of metered dose inhalers (MDI) or “puffer” aerosol type inhalers. It is not compatible with dry powder inhalers (DPI) or Diskus type inhalers

Cleaning and Replacement

Each type of the aerosol chambers disassembles for easy cleaning. Both the chamber and masks should be cleaned weekly for hygiene and to help prevent buildup. With daily use, medication can deposit on the valves creating a whitish film. This build-up could lead to reduced performance over time. To help ensure optimal drug delivery the manufacturer recommends the chambers be replaced every 12 months. Cleaning instructions included with the package may be found on the product page on the VetRxDirect website, and the manufacturer’s website.

AeroDawg at VetRxDirectAeroDawg Canine Aerosol Chamber and Masks

Accommodates all types and breeds of dogs. Small AeroDawg is designed for dogs 20 lbs or less and includes a small & medium mask. Large AeroDawg is designed for dogs over 20 lbs and includes a medium & large mask. Replacement masks and medication are sold separately.

 

AeroKat  Feline Aerosol Chamber and Masks

The AeroKat accommodates all sizes and breeds of cats. It includes a small and medium mask. Small mask measures approximately 1.5″ in diameter, medium mask 2″ in diameter. Replacement masks and medication are sold separately.

 

AeroHippus Equine Aerosol Chamber

The AeroHippus is designed to fit all breeds and sizes of horses, from foals to drafts, and It includes a universal fit mask. Like the canine and feline chambers, AeroHippus is compatible will metered dose (puffer) inhalers and features a flow-vu indicator.

 

Do you use an aerosol chamber for your pet’s inhaler? Leave us a comment below!

VetBiotek Products Bust Biofilms For Dogs and Cats

There’s a buzz in the air about bacteria becoming resistant to antibiotics and these things called biofilms… So what is this all about? A biofilm is a collection of organic and inorganic, living and dead materials collected on a surface. Biofilms can be made of bacteria, yeast, and fungi, which stick themselves together with a slimy substance. Biofilms can be found wherever bacteria like to hang out like pet bowls, sinks, bathrooms, kitchens, etc. The slime-like substance of a biofilm also acts as a barrier to protect the bacteria allowing them to grow, reproduce, and thrive on whatever surface they have taken up residence. Learn more about biofilms.

Veterinarians have been on the lookout for these because they are making infections more difficult to get rid of, especially on the skin and ears. The biofilm protects the bacteria or fungus and does not allow antibiotics or medications to get in. The film must be broken in order for the antibiotics to get in do their job.

VetBiotek & MicroSilver

The VetBiotek line helps bust biofilms and offers a variety of topical shampoos, waterless mousse, sprays, wipes, and ear solutions. They are designed to help with antiseptic cleansing and aid in the treatment of skin and ear infections, seborrhea, allergies, and other skin conditions. VetBiotek uses a key ingredient called Microsilver BG, a pure microscopic metallic silver that acts as a natural antimicrobial. It works to break the biofilm coating, exposing the bacteria, causing them to break down and die.The Microsilver keeps working overtime to prevent bacteria from infecting the area again.

VetBioTek BioCalm at VetRxDirect

 

BioCalm Shampoo, Spray, and Mousse

Helps relieve skin irritation and itching
Gently cleanses and soothes
Includes essential fatty acids and ceramides
Waterless mousse is easy and mess free
Spray target areas like hot spots and foot pads

 

BioHex Available at VetRxDirectBiohex Shampoo and Wipes

Chlorhexidine & miconazole fight bacteria, yeast, fungi
Soap-free shampoo cleans and deodorizes
Convenient wipes for face, feet, and skin folds
Supports the natural skin barrier with Ceramide III
Works to reduce biofilms

 

HexaDerm Max at VetRxDirect

Hexaderm Max Shampoo

Chlorhexidine fights against bacteria, yeast, and fungi
Deep cleansing and deodorizing
Soap-free formula
Supports the natural skin barrier

 

 

VetBioTek VetOtic at VetRxDirect

VetOtic Ear Cleanser

Gently cleanses and loosens dirt and debris
Supports the natural skin barrier
Deodorizes and keeps ears dry
Promotes healthy ear environment

 

The VetBiotek dermatology products are best when used under the supervision of your veterinarian, and it is always best to ask them before using a new product with your pet. Ask your vet today!

Does Your Pet’s Immune System Need a Boost?

When injury or illness strikes, the immune system is your pet’s first line of defense. The complex system of biological processes works 24/7 to identify, attack, and kill bacteria, viruses, worms, and other pathogens that can harm the body.

But when the immune system is compromised, so is your pet’s health and his ability to heal. Common immune system stressors in dogs and cats are:

Heredity – Some cat and dog breeds are genetically inclined to having weaker immune systems or are predisposed to having immunodeficiency disorders.

Illness and injury — If your pet has been injured, is suffering from a disease, or is recovering from surgery, his immune system is compromised. Medications he may be taking to manage those conditions, like antibiotics and steroids, can also suppress the immune system.

Life changes — We all know how stressful an illness, moving, having a new baby – or even welcoming a new puppy to the family – can be.  They can take an emotional and physical toll on our pets, too.

Life stage — Working dogs, very active pets, and older pets also have a higher risk of immune system problems.

When your pet’s immune system isn’t working properly it can cause a range if problems from skin rashes and infections to lack of appetite and lethargy which, over time, can lead to lower quality of life and more serious health concerns.

Regular veterinary visits will help catch health problems early on, including those associated with the immune system. If your pet is diagnosed with an immune system disorder, your veterinarian will advise you on how to manage it through diet, exercise, and medication. He or she may recommend a nutritional supplement to help support the immune system as the body heals.

Imuno-2865 for a Healthy Immune System

Imuno-2865 for a Healthy Immune System is now available in 45 Capsules.But nutritional supplements aren’t just for pets with health issues; they’re ideal for helping healthy pets stay that way. Imuno-2865 is an all-natural nutritional supplement specially formulated to help pets maintain healthy immune systems. It’s great for working dogs, older pets, and any dog or cat suffering from disease or injury.

The active ingredients — including grapeseed extract, mushrooms, and rice bran — help maintain the body’s normal inflammatory response, and enhance its anti-microbial and anti-viral defense mechanisms so it’s ready to ward of pathogens.

And Immuno-2865 is made right here in the U.S.A. with all natural, pharmaceutical-grade ingredients. The small capsules are specially formulated to be easy to digest. Pop the dosage in your pet’s favorite snack, pill pocket, or Tricky Treats and down the hatch it goes!

To your pet’s health,

Wes