Happy Take Your Dog to Work Day!

Eat This Not That: Furry Friends Edition Happy Take Your Dog to Work Day! As we celebrate with our furry companions by our  side today we are reminded that “dogs are Man’s best friend.” Like with any friend, we hope  they stay happy, healthy, and safe. 

Part of keeping our furry friends healthy is taking them to annual vet visits and providing them with medications as necessary. 

Like humans, dogs can  have medical conditions, like diabetes, that require medications, such as insulin. 

Ask one of your local Moose pharmacist about our pet medication options! Not only can we fill pet prescriptions, we can also compound individualized pet medications and include special flavoring such as chicken  flavor to help make things more appetizing.  

As we bring our dogs into the workplace today, it is important to keep them safe and prevent  them from getting into anything that may be dangerous or toxic. 

Some common dog toxicities  include grapes/raisins, xylitol, onions, chocolate and caffeine, and certain medications such as  NSAIDs or sulfa-containing medications. 

It is important to also make sure your dogs do not get into your medications at home. Storing medications in cool, dry, out of reach places such as  upper cabinets or in closed drawers can help prevent accidental ingestion of medications. 

If this does happen, contacting the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center is a great start for next steps. Today serves as a great reminder to appreciate our dogs and the joy and companionship they  provide.  

Bullet Points:

  • Moose Pharmacy can provide medications for your pets! This can include individualized  compounded medications and filling pet prescriptions from your veterinarian.  
  • Common dog toxicities include: Grapes/raisins, NSAIDs (ibuprofen, naproxen, aspirin,  etc), Xylitol, Silica, Sulfas (glyburide, sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim), Methylxanthines  (chocolate, caffeine), Estrogens, Onions/garlic
  • Keep medications out of reach of pets and children and stored in cool dry places  
  • ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center is a great resource for animal poison-related  emergencies, (888)-426-4435 or https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control 
  • Poison Control: call 1-800-222-1222 or get help online via https://www.poison