Allphin Veterinary Clinic
Request for Comments and Announcement of Workshop on Pet Medications Issues, Project No. P121201
Will pharmacy programs now being covering veterinary species as well, so that pharmacists can field questions on drug interactions, adverse reactions, dosages, etc As a veterinarian, I was required to spend years learning the unique physiology and pharmacology pertaining to a variety of animal species that I now regularly prescribe medications for. For example, would a human pharmacist recognize that several canine breeds have a high likelihood of possessing a genetic mutation that makes them extremely vulnerable to overdosages of a variety of commonly used medications, including ivermectins Would a human pharmacist understand why dogs can be prescribed prednisone, but cats must receive prednisolone That products containing fipronil (ie. Frontline Plus) are safe to use on dogs/cats but not rabbits That cats diagnosed with diabetes mellitus can go into "diabetic remission" and may need to be taken off insulin The list goes on and on!