Since we tend to favor dog foods rich in meat, it would be inappropriate for us to assign a star rating to such meat-restricted prescription food products.
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The mega-drugstores that have replaced the “mom-and-pop” drugstores of a bygone era can be a blessing (convenience and selection) and, at times, a problem. What has become my personal “Groundhog Day,” a reference to the Bill Murray movie that has scenes recurring over and over again, is when I go to pick up a prescription for my dog at one of the aforementioned mega-drugstores.
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Law enforcement has not pursued canine training for detecting prescription drugs, however. There is good reason for this–pharmaceuticals are legal drugs, and using a dog for probable cause to search a vehicle or other location would be illegal. Therefore, the training and use of prescription sniffing canines in law enforcement was not pursued.
There's a whole array of prescription dog foods out there
When a drug is felt to be unsafe without proper medical/veterinary follow-up or monitoring, the medication is placed on prescription-only status by the FDA. There are a variety of different reasons for this; in the case of , there is potential danger if these medications are given to dogs that are heartworm positive. Veterinarians will usually require a heartworm test prior to writing a prescription for heartworm preventative medication. Veterinarians reportedly place between 35% to 45% of their patients on prescription diet dog food. And dog owners apparently seem willing to follow these directions."I don't know how you do it, but I am very grateful for your drug card! I have 22 dogs that I am trying to care for on social security income and several are on more than one medication. My last Rx would have cost me over $30 and I got it for $9 at Walmart!! I am referring you to everyone that I meet that has prescriptions for their dogs. I put you on my Facebook page as well."They’re really expensive, and your vet might recommend you feed one of these prescription diets for the rest of your dog’s life. So you need to know if it’s really worth it and whether prescription dog food is really necessary.