Celebrate National Dog Biscuit Day with a Special Treat

Happy National Dog Biscuit Day!

This day is also observed around the world as International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day. The exact origin of this holiday is unknown, but it’s a great occasion to give your dog a treat.The first dog biscuits were developed in the mid-19th century by American manufacturer James Spratt. He came up with the idea after he visited  England, where he observed stray dogs looking for leftover food. The first Spratts biscuits were produced in London, with a secret recipe including both meat and vegetables. Dog treats have come a long way over the years. Treats not only taste good, but they can also help clean dogs’ teeth and be used as a reward for good behavior. Here are some of the favorite treats by our customers and their dogs:

Woofables Gourmet Dog Treats at VetRxDirectWoofables Gourmet Dog Treats are baked right down the street from our office. Woofables are handmade with the fresh, natural ingredients with no additives, artificial flavoring, coloring, or preservatives. They are sure to please the pallet with delicious dietary flavors Choose from Dino Lites, Honey Oat Bears, P-Nutters, Pup-permint, Vegan, and Wheat-Free Wafers.



DuoClenz at VetRxDirectDuoClenz rawhide chews are a dental treat for dogs that help keep teeth clean and freshen breath. They work to prevent the buildup of oral plaque and tartar with an enzyme coating and an abrasive texture. Each chew is made from cooked beef rawhide and has a tasty poultry flavor that dogs will enjoy.



Gentle Snackers Hypoallergenic Canine TreatsGentle Snackers make snack time fun for dogs with even the most sensitive systems. These hypoallergenic, tasty dog treats are formulated specifically for dogs that have allergies to certain proteins or have sensitive gastrointestinal tracts.They contain a single source of protein and have a low molecular weight so they’re easily digestible. Gentle Snackers also complement the Purina Veterinary Diets.


Neat Treats at VetRxDirect

Neat Treats takes rewarding your pet to the next level by making it healthy and delicious! They are soft, chewable treats with high protein, low fat, and gluten-free. These delicious treats are made with real chicken, potato flour, and molasses. The Large Dog formula has added Glucosamine and Chondroitin for bone and joint health.

Storing Pet Medicine

Most pharmacists ask their patients where they keep their medications but this essential element of counseling can be missed with our furry friends. Many of these points may seem obvious but there are still cases of children and pets getting into veterinary medications. This article aims to help pet parents when storing pet medicine in safe and appropriate places to prevent unnecessary complications.

Keep it cool and dry

It is important to keep your pet’s medications out of direct sunlight because some medications are degraded by it and most medications should be away from heat. It is best to keep medications in a closed system like a cabinet or drawer which will rarely see sunlight and will be kept dry.  Humidity can be a real problem as well, especially for capsules because they can melt. Bathrooms are often the most humid room due to showering, making them a poor place to keep your pet’s medications. Kitchens can be a good place as long as they aren’t near a stove or other sources of heat. Bedrooms can also be a good place to store pet medications but they often don’t have cupboards or cabinets out of reach to children and pets. The best room to keep your pet’s medications varies by household and if there are children around, so this information should be used subjectively in deciding where the best location is for your house.

Higher is better

As with all medications, it is important to store them out of the reach of children. They can be very curious and get into cupboards within in reach. Many medications come in colorful packaging which can be enticing to children. They can also be flavored, which may encourage children to eat of your pet’s medications and supplements. Keeping your pet’s medications in a cabinet out of reach is a great way to prevent toxic effects in your children.

Children aren’t the only ones attracted to medications, your pets are too! The flavored chewables, powders and other forms are the most enticing to your pet. Your pet may think they are treats and get into them when you aren’t looking. Before you know it, the whole bag or bottle may be gone and you have a dog or cat experiencing some major side effects. This can lead to veterinary exam expenses and possibly even death. Keeping them in a cabinet out of reach can help prevent your pet from getting toxic amounts of their medications.

In summary, it is best to store your pet’s medications in a high cabinet or drawer, out of reach to children and pets, located in a cool dry room such as a kitchen or bedroom.

Where do you store your pet’s medications? Do you have any extra suggestions or tips for other pet parents? Leave a comment or question by clicking “leave a reply”.

Live Nesting Duck Cam!

Our local library, just a block away, has an interesting tenant renting out a window box this spring. Check out the Library Duck Cam! and watch one of our feathered friends become a mother duck.

The Library Duck Cam! comes on the heels of the most viewed live cam of all time, the DecorahEagles from Decorah, Iowa. While the Decorah Eagles Cam is still live, it’s not much to watch any longer since the eagles of nested elsewhere. Still, the audio is pleasant as you can hear a stream and songbirds.

Let us know what you see after you visit either of these Ustream sites.

Have a beautiful spring day,