This morning I grabbed one of the ointments I’m applying to kitty eyes, and noticed the container said For Use in Dogs Only. I freaked. Did the vet give me the wrong medication?
Well, seems that there’s several meds used in cats off-label, meaning they’ve been shown to be effective in cats but the medicine hasn’t been formally approved for feline use.
The Adequan shots Bubba’s receiving? Not approved for use in cats. When I reached out for the company that manufactures the drug, they told me they had no information about use of the drug in cats. WHAT? What’s up with that?
It appears, gentle readers, that medications for animals is as big a money game as medicines for animals. Since dog owners are likely to pay more for meds, there are more meds out there for dogs. And our poor kitty cats get the short end of the stick.
Hurricane Preparedness Tax Free Week begins today in Florida. Do YOU have an emergency preparedness kit available for you and your companion animals? Here’s a list of the things Florida residents can buy tax-free for the next nine days.
Our friends, My Three Moggies, have deemed Rumpy their friend of the month. Go check him out and share some love with their kitty trio.
By the way, I just found out this is my 1000th post! Hooray!