Request for Comments and Announcement of Workshop on Pet Medications Issues, Project No. P121201 #560891-00210

Submission Number:
560891-00210
Commenter:
Stephen Pappa
Organization:
Bend Animal Hospital
State:
Oregon
Initiative Name:
Request for Comments and Announcement of Workshop on Pet Medications Issues, Project No. P121201

I have worked with retail pharmacies to prescribe animal medications, unfortunately I find a significant problem with the retail pharmacy outlets in there lack of education regarding animal drug use and dosages. I have several times had pharmacies change medications without notification causing large problems. Requiring prescriptions to be given in all cases without a motivated, educated pet owner seems to lead to significant errors in medication.