ProZinc Insulin Approved to Treat Dogs with Diabetes

ProZinc Insulin for Dogs

ProZinc for Dogs at VetRxDirect

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced ProZinc Insulin approval for managing diabetes mellitus in dogs. ProZinc is a type of human insulin called protamine zinc recombinant human insulin. Insulin is a natural hormone that helps glucose, a sugar that is the body’s primary energy source, enter the body’s cells. ProZinc is already approved for use in cats. With this approval, the FDA has determined that ProZinc is safe and effective in reducing high blood sugar and associated clinical signs in dogs with diabetes mellitus.

How is ProZinc Insulin Given?

Insulin is injected subcutaneously, just under the top layer of the skin. ProZinc is administered with or right after your dog’s meal. ProZinc requires the use of a U-40 insulin syringe and an attached needle. Dogs prescribed insulin need regular veterinary care to reach and maintain the appropriate level of insulin replacement. Learn more about ProZinc Insulin.

What is Diabetes Mellitus?

Diabetes mellitus occurs when the body does not produce enough insulin, stops making insulin, or cannot properly use it. Insulin is a hormone naturally produced by the pancreas that converts dietary sugar (glucose) to energy for cells in the body. When glucose cannot convert into energy, extra sugar can build in the blood and is excreted in the urine. High concentrations of sugar in the bloodstream may lead to health problems. When left untreated, diabetes mellitus can damage the liver, kidneys, and eyes. It may also increase the risk of infections and slow the healing of wounds.

  • There are common warning signs associated with diabetes. If detected, visit your veterinarian soon get an exam for your dog examined.
  • Early diagnosis and treatment are essential to prevent complications and other severe health conditions.
  • Learn about warning signs, testing options, and more on our other blog, Understanding Diabetes Mellitus in Dogs

How are Dogs Treated for Diabetes Mellitus?

The good news is that diabetes and its symptoms are manageable with proper treatment. Regular vet check-ups help spot important changes in your dog’s condition. Common treatments include:

  • Regular check-ups
  • Insulin Injections
  • Blood glucose monitoring
  • Dietary changes to manage weight and energy needs; This may include therapeutic foods.
  • Plans for regular exercise or physical activity

While the thought of giving injections and managing diabetes may seem overwhelming, most dogs continue to live a long, happy, and good quality of life when their health is maintained. At VetRxDirect, we provide a full selection of medications and products for diabetic dogs and cats. We will work closely with you and your veterinarian to help you manage your pet’s health.

Does your dog have diabetes? Is there a particular medicine or product that worked well? Please share your experience with us and leave a comment below!

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

 

New VetraDent and AquaDent Dental Health Solutions

Dental Health for Every Month

February marks National Pet Dental Health Month but good oral hygiene should continue all year long. Periodontal disease is the most common dental condition in dogs and cats. Also, this is known as the most common condition that goes unnoticed by us, pet owners. Caused by poor oral hygiene, this disease causes more than bad breath. Periodontal disease is very preventable with regular dental exams from your veterinarian. Providing a regular dental routine for your dog or cat is essential, and there are a lot of products to help. Learn how to recognize the warning signs of dental disease, how to brush your pet’s teeth, and test your own knowledge on our other blog.

New VetraDent and AquaDent Products for 2020

Here at VetRxDirect, we carry a large variety of dental health solutions. We would like to mention a couple of new and noteworthy products that will help keep those mouths clean, fresh, and healthy. There are 2 new additions to the Vetradent dental health line, and C.E.T. Aquadent is now back with a new formula.

 

Vetradent Chews at VetRxDirectVetradent Rawhide Dental Chews use the natural abrasive texture of beef rawhide and your dog’s chewing action to help fight against plaque and tartar. Ventradent uses Biotrate technology to break through biofilm in the mouth, and help reduce bacteria. They are coated with zinc chloride to help reduce bad breath and citric acid to maintain the pH balance in the mouth.

 

Vetradent Toothpaste at VetRxDirectVetradent Toothpaste brushes away plaque and tartar. Vetradent uses Biotrate technology to break through biofilm in the mouth. It helps reduce bad breath and maintain the pH balance in the mouth. This chicken-flavored toothpaste does not require rinsing and comes with a double-headed toothbrush appropriate for cats and dogs of all sizes.

 

 

Aquadent at VetRxDirectC.E.T. AquaDent FR3SH Dental Solution freshens your dog or cat’s breath each day by simply adding it to their drinking water. It helps encourage healthy teeth and gums by controlling plaque. FR3SH Technology combines 3 natural ingredients that freshen the mouth, help control bad breath from digestion, and provide antioxidant benefits.

 

Do you have a favorite dental routine or product for your dog or cat? Leave us a comment below!

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!

NexGard 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 for the prevention of Borrelia burgdorferi infections by this medication 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 is a prescription flea and tick preventative for dogs contains afoxolaner. This medication works by absorbing into the dog’s bloodstream to treat and prevent flea infestations and kill ticks. Effective against Black-legged tick, American Dog tick, Lone Star tick, and Brown dog tick.

NexGard Chewables at VetRxDirect

NexGard is formulated to give protection for 30 days and is a soft, beef-flavored chew. Dogs can also be bathed or go swimming 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 chewables 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.

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                                                                                     Marianne ✅ Verified Buyer

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

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Works great!                                                                                          Jack ✅ Verified Buyer

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.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Awesome, fast results                                                                                Kim ✅ Verified Buyer

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.

 

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

 

Flavored Clavamox Chewable For Dogs and Cats

When your cat or dog has an infection, you need to get fast, treatment to stop it from worsening or spreading. Prescription Clavamox Chewable is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that works quickly to control infection with a new tasty flavor. Clavamox contains amoxicillin, a type of penicillin-type antibiotic that works to stop the growth of bacteria. It also contains clavulanic acid, a type of medication called a beta-lactamase inhibitor, which works against bacteria that are normally resistant to amoxicillin.

Clavamox Chewable At VetRxDirect

Clavamox contains amoxicillin, a type of penicillin-type antibiotic that works to stop the growth of bacteria. It also contains clavulanic acid, a type of medication called a beta-lactamase inhibitor, which works against bacteria that are normally resistant to amoxicillin. It is used to treat types of skin and soft tissue infections in both dogs and cats including abscesses, wounds, cellulitis, and pyoderma. It also treats urinary tract infections for cats and periodontal (gum) infections for dogs.

Giving medications to your dog or cat is not always easy, and can be frustrating for both you and your pet. Clavamox Chewable tablets give owners a new option and have a tasty pork liver flavor, making them easier to give.  But don’t worry, Clavamox drops and tablets are still available at VetRxDirect. You should always talk with your veterinarian first about medications for your dog or cat.

New Products Available Today at VetRxDirect

We’ve been busy here at VetRxDirect adding in new products to our inventory by year’s end. Many of these items were requested by our customers. We’ve found these requested products and they are now available to purchase at VetRxDirect.com. If you’ve been looking for prescription or over-the-counter pet products, please let us know! We’ll do our best for find the items and add them to our inventory as soon as possible.

When you find and use a product you’ve been searching for, please leave a product review. Your reviews help other pet parents and VetRxDirect Pet Pharmacy.

Jump on any VetRxDirect page and use the search function at the top of the page to search for products. Our inventory changes everyday- you never know what you might find. Thank you.

New Rx Products Dec 13New Prescription Pet Products for December 2013:

Gentizol Ointment: Gentizol (Gentamicin Sulfate, Betamethasone Valerate, and Clotrimazole) ointment is indicated for the treatment of dog ear infections associated with yeast and/or bacteria susceptible to gentamicin. Available by prescription from your dog’s veterinarian.

Terbutaline Tablets: May be prescribed for cats that suffer asthma attacks and may improve response to steroids and aid in controlling inflammation. Available by prescription from your cat’s veterinarian.

Dermalone Ointment: Dermalone (Nystatin, Neomycin Sulfate, Thiostrepton and Triamcinolone Acetonide) Ointment is indicated as useful for ear infections, cysts located between the toes in cats and dogs, and in anal gland infections in dogs. Available by prescription from your pet’s veterinarian.

New OTC Products Dec 13New OTC Pet Products for December 2013:

Grizzly Oils: The ultimate omega-3 source for dogs and cats comes from Grizzly Salmon Oil. For a more economical omega-3 source, look for Grizzly Pollock Oil. Both products are produced using sustainable wild Alaskan fish.

Lubrisyn HA: The HA stands for Hyaluronan, a naturally occurring part of normal joint fluid. Lubrisyn has the potential to be a very popular joint supplement for dogs and cats in 2014 and beyond.

Zylkene Capsules: All natural, non-sedating nutritional supplement that naturally helps restore balance and harmony in your pet’s life.

Yuk Ointment: YukForte is the most potent anti-lick formula available. Yuk2e is better than ever with the addition of two more bitterants. Both Yuk formulas help prevent further destruction by the pet.

Search for these new pet products and many more new items using the VetRxDirect.com site search today!

Have you given any of these products to your pets? Let us know which ones by leaving your product rating and review on these product pages at VetRxDirect.

Deramaxx Production Updates

Deramaxx is Back In Stock at VetRxDirect!

Deramaxx, the popular non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug for dogs, is once again available in 30 count bottles at your pet’s online pharmacy, VetRxDirect.

Deramaxx is Available at VetRxDirectDeramaxx (deracoxib) chewable NSAID tablets are used to relieve pain and inflammation after surgery and is also indicated for treating chronic pain in dogs.

If your dog was previously using Deramaxx, ask your pet’s veterinarian today if you should continue to give the replacement therapy or if you should switch back to Deramaxx. Your veterinarian who has examined your pet is the best source for this information. A blood test before continuing to use the current NSAID or before switching back to Deramaxx may be needed. Your veterinarian may also prescribe a period of no pain relievers, also known as a washout period, before switching NSAIDs.

Be sure to sign up for our newsletter or check our blog regularly to receive updates on the availability of hard to find pet drugs and pet supplies.

 

New Feline Greenies Sizes and Flavors at VetRxDirect!

Feline Greenies Dental Treats for Cats

Feline Greenies – New Sizes at VetRxDirect

Check out VetRxDirect’s new Feline Greenies product page. Today, we added new bag sizes and flavors of this popular feline dental treat.

Feline Greenies are the #1 veterinarian recommended feline dental treat for home oral care.

100% nutritionally complete and only 1.25 Calories per Treat, Feline Greenies clean teeth and freshens cat’s breath.

Now in Five Great Flavors:

  • Ocean Fish
  • Oven Rosted Chicken
  • Savory Salmon
  • Tempting Tuna
  • Succulent Beef

And in two bag sizes:

  • 2.5oz
  • 5.5oz (best price)

Has your feline friend tried Feline Greenies? What is his or her favor flavor? Let us know in the comments section below.

Have a great evening,

Wes

Duralactin Liquid is Back in Stock at VetRxDirect!

Duralactin Canine & Feline Liquid, VPL’s leading nutritional supplement for chronic inflammatory conditions in pets, is back in stock at VetRxDirect.  Place your order by 3PM CST Monday through Friday and receive same day shipping. Order four bottles and get FREE standard shipping.

Duralactin Canine and Feline Liquid

Duralactin Liquid is Back at VetRxDirect!

Duralactin Liquid is a poultry flavored, highly palatable product for cats and small dogs.

If your dog is over 80 pounds, the manufacturer recommends Duralactin Canine Tablets.

What are the ingredients of Duralactin Liquid?

Duralactin Liquid contains 200mg of MicroLactin, a patented dried milk protein, and 288mg of omega fatty acids per teaspoon.

MicroLactin may help chronic inflammation at the cellular level. Omega fatty acids are important for a number of reasons which may include:

  • Maintaining a healthy skin and coat
  • Supporting your pet’s immune system
  • Joint function
  • GI health

Has your pet used Duralactin Liquid in the past?

Did your pet like the taste of Duralactin Liquid?

Please leave us a product review in the comments section below.

Have a great day,

Wes Hepker