Request for Comments and Announcement of Workshop on Pet Medications Issues, Project No. P121201 #560891-00487

Submission Number:
560891-00487
Commenter:
Sandra Faeh
Organization:
Elmhurst Animal care Center
State:
Illinois
Initiative Name:
Request for Comments and Announcement of Workshop on Pet Medications Issues, Project No. P121201

HR1406 is redundant and dangerous. Having to write a prescription to hand to a client even if we fill the medicine in the hospital has dangerous and potentially fatal consequences. Many medicines are only safe for limited use in pets. If the client gives the medicine twice as long (which they easily could having an extra script), the patient could become very ill. In addition, in a case of controlled substances, having two prescriptions increases the chance of misuse, including use by the owner. No other industry is required to advertise for their competition. McDonalds is not required to let their customers know the French fries are cheaper at Burger King! Pharmacists have no training in veterinary medicine. Medications act quite differently in animals then people. In fact they even act differently between cats and dogs, and different breed of dogs! Veterinarians are uniquely trained to provide the best professional guidance and education to pet owners. Our consumers are well educated and know that all they have to do is ask and we will write a prescription.