Until recently, there were a variety of levothyroxine medications on the market for dogs with hypothyroidism. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued warning letters to 6 manufacturers of unapproved levothyroxine products, which had not been reviewed for safety and efficacy by the FDA. The manufacturers were warned to stop production and marketing of the products. Because of this, Thyro-Tabs Canine is the only FDA approved drug for hypothyroidism in dogs and is currently the only medication available. Letters were issued to the manufacturers of Thyrosyn, Soloxine, Levocrine, Thyromed, Thyroid Chewable Tablets, Thyrokare, Thyroxine L, Thyrovet, Leventa. More information about the FDA and the letters can be viewed on their website. Thyro-Tabs Canine is manufactured by Lloyd, and is a levothyroxine medication.
Thyro-Tabs For Dogs
Levothyroxine is a replacement for the hormone T-4, which is naturally produced in the body by the thyroid gland to regulate metabolism and energy. When the body is unable to produce enough thyroid hormone on its own because of an imbalance, an enlarged thyroid gland, or other medical conditions and treatments, it is called hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism in dogs can be found with a blood test or by signs and symptoms involving metabolism, energy, nerve and muscle function, skin and haircoat. Veterinarians often prescribe levothyroxine for dogs with hypothyroidism for hormone replacement. You can find more information about Thyro-Tabs by the FDA and can find it available on the VetRxDirect website.
VetRxDirect Pet Pharmacy, which offers competitively priced prescription pet medications, vet labelled supplements and medical devices, was recently selected to join the Google Trusted Stores program. To help shoppers identify online merchants that offer a great shopping experience, the Google Trusted Store badge is awarded to ecommerce sites that demonstrate a track record of ontime shipping and excellent customer service.
When visiting the VetRxDirect website, shoppers can hover over the Google Trusted Store badge and see metrics on the store’s shipping and customer service performance. VetRxDirect has a 100% rating for excellent service and 92% rating for ontime shipping.
“Since 2007, our goal has been to provide pet parents with medications and supplements for dogs and cats at competitive prices with quick, excellent customer service,” said Wes Hepker, Director of VetRxDirect Pet Pharmacy. “Being awarded the Google Trusted Store badge demonstrates to the veterinary community as a whole that pet pharmacy can and is being done correctly and professionally at VetRxDirect.”
As an added benefit, when a shopper makes a purchase at a Google Trusted Store, they have the option to select free purchase protection from Google. Then in the unlikely event of an issue with their purchase, they can request Google’s help, and Google will work with VetRxDirect and the customer to address the issue. As part of this, Google offers up to $1,000 lifetime purchase protection for eligible purchases.
Google Trusted Stores is entirely free, both for shoppers and for online stores. The program helps online stores like VetRxDirect attract new customers, increase sales and differentiate themselves by showing off their excellent service via the badge on their websites.
Previous to the Google Trusted Store badge, VetRxDirect was the first pet pharmacy awarded the Vet-VIPPS accreditation and their compounding pet pharmacy is PCAB accredited. VetRxDirect Pet Pharmacy is properly licensed in all 50 states and D.C.
The purpose of all professional conferences is to disseminate information via learning sessions. The NAVC Conference offers over 1,200 veterinary CE sessions, Masterclasses, and Professor Luncheons for attendees. These learning opportunities can be accessed by veterinarians, veterinary technicians, practice managers, or support staff team members.
Speakers at the 2014 NAVC Conference
Because sharing ideas is the focus of most professional conferences, speakers are the star attractions. They share their stories and encourage others to learn as much as they can about the veterinary profession. At the 2014 NAVC Conference, there will be more than 350 internationally-known veterinary speakers, all of whom plan to present at least 1,200 different sessions!
Exhibitions at the 2014 NAVC Conference
After the speakers discuss innovative veterinary techniques, equipment, and supplies, guests can get a look at them on their own at two convenient venues. These tools and techniques are designed to make life easier for the thousands of animal doctors who attend the event each year. Exhibit halls at this year’s conference will feature over 650 exhibitors, many of whom will showcase the latest advances in veterinary science for the first time. VetRxDirect’s booth number is 4109 in the Orlando World Center Marriott. We look forward to speaking with veterinarians and veterinary staff from all around the country.
Location of the 2014 NAVC Conference
As serious as the subject may be, the organizers of the NWAV Conference were thoughtful enough to hold their annual colloquium in Orlando, Florida, one of the nation’s most popular tourist towns. Hosted from the 18 to the 22nd of January, attendees can split their time between learning sessions and local tourist attractions, including Walt Disney World.
Statistics of the 2013 NAVC Conference
According the official numbers, nearly 16,000 people attended the NAVC Conference in 2013. More than 6,000 of them were veterinarians and almost 4,000 were exhibitors. Students, technicians, family and guests make up most of the rest of the crowd. As in the past, there are five days of continuing education (CE) programming and four days of exhibition.
Continuing education at the 2014 NAVC Conference
The purpose of most professional conferences is to share knowledge with others in the field. The NAVC Conference offers over 1,200 CE credit hours to choose from, which allows attendees to attain as many as 41.5 hours of addition training at the conference. All guests can sign up for masterclasses, hands-on labs, professor luncheons, and lectures after they register.
The following subjects will be covered at this year’s NAVC Conference: canine sports medicine, veterinary forensics, surgery (orthopedics, soft tissue), animal welfare, emergency medical and critical care, dermatology, holistic medicine, dentistry, gastroenterology, diet, customer service, technical programs and much, much more.
Will VetRxDirect Pet Pharmacy talk to your pet’s veterinarian at the NAVC Conference?