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Prescription Medications for Dogs and Cats

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Prescription Medications for Dogs and Cats

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Fill Your Pet’s Medicine at Vet Clinics in Waukesha, Oak Creek, Burlington, and Fond du Lac

Animal Wellness Centers of Wisconsin provide all types of veterinary services from routine exams to specialized treatment for cats and dogs of all ages. When your pet is suffering from an underlying health condition, our veterinarians will prescribe the proper medications and give you comprehensive instructions on administration.

Whether your pet needs to be medicated short term or long term, our skilled veterinary staff will ensure your cat or dog gets the right dose and medicine for their condition, age, and lifestyle. Bring in your pet to one of our 4 clinics, located in Waukesha, Burlington, Oak Creek, and Fond du Lac, for a comprehensive examination of your pet.

Prescription Medication for Dogs

Dogs get prescribed medications for a variety of reasons. Preventative medications will be prescribed depending on how old your dog is, how active they are, and if they spend a lot of time outdoors. The most common preventative medicines prescribed are for flea/tick and heartworm protection.

When your dog is sick, they should be examined by our licensed veterinarians to receive diagnosis. Some illnesses will need to be treated with medication. Never give your dog medicine for humans or other animals without consulting our vets first. Many medications safe for people are poison to dogs.

The most common conditions requiring prescriptions for dogs include:

  • Arthritis
  • Allergies
  • Infections (parasitic, viral, bacterial, or fungal)
  • Glaucoma
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Pain relief from injury

Some conditions like arthritis, allergies, glaucoma, and hypothyroidism will require your dog to get medications for the rest of their life. Other conditions like infection may only require a short series of medications.

If you think your puppy or dog is in pain from injury or disease, bring them into one of our 4 Wisconsin veterinary clinics right away. We will do everything possible to accurately diagnose your dog and get them on the road to recovery. Find out more about common dog health problems our vets see and treat.

Prescription Medication for Cats

Indoor-only cats generally don’t need as many preventative medications as dogs since they are less likely to be exposed to an environment with ticks, fleas, and parasites. If you have an outdoor cat, we may prescribe preventative flea/tick medicines. Never give canine flea & tick meds to a cat – your cat needs their own dose prescribed by an Animal Wellness Center veterinarian.

Animal Wellness Center will ensure your cat gets the proper medications needed to treat a variety of health conditions.

The most common conditions requiring prescriptions for cats include:

  • Arthritis
  • Digestive issues
  • Infections (parasitic, viral, bacterial, or fungal)
  • High blood pressure
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Pain relief from injury

If your cat is suffering from a chronic health condition like high blood pressure, hyperthyroidism, or diabetes mellitus, they will need medicine for the rest of their life. Other issues like infections and digestive issues often clear up after a few rounds of medication. Find out more about common cat health problems our vets see and treat.

Proper Medication Administration for Dogs and Cats

Depending on the medication, there will be different administration guidelines. No matter what your pet needs, Animal Wellness Center’s veterinarians will instruct you on how to properly give medicine.

Prescription medications come in many different forms for dogs and cats, including:

  • Pills
  • Liquid medication
  • Ear and eye drops
  • Subcutaneous ointments
  • Injections

Some medicines have strict specifications. For example, certain pills can be given with food while others need to be given on an empty stomach. Be sure to follow our vet’s instructions carefully since medications will be much less effective if they are given incorrectly. If your cat or dog is having trouble taking their medication, Animal Wellness Center vets will help you come up with an alternative means of treatment to keep them healthy.

Owners with larger dogs may need a two-person approach to administering medication. If you are worried about being bit or scratched while giving your pet medicine, please let us know. We will work with you to determine the best course of action for you and your pet.

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Improve Your Pet’s Quality of Life with Animal Wellness Center

The experienced veterinarians from Animal Wellness Center are here to prescribe the medications your pet needs to get healthy and stay healthy. We will give you all of the information you need about the medicine including what it’s for, when to give it, and how to give it.

Contact the veterinarians at Animal Wellness Center to get prescription medications for your dog or cat.