Medications and Food



  • Prescription Medications

  • Prescription Food

  • Prescription Medications

    Prescription Medications

    Prescription Medications

    Medications

    We can provide the prescription and over-the-counter medications your pet needs. In some cases, the doctor will leave medications with you at the visit so you can start right away. In other cases, we will wait for the results of lab tests and then we can mail the appropriate medications to you.

    Medication Refill

    Request a Medication Refill

    (Note: We can mail medications directly to you even if that method does not appear as an option in the request form -- choose either delivery method in the drop-down list.)

    Automatic Refills

    If your pet is on medications regularly, we offer automatic refills as a convenient way to be sure you always have the medication you need. Once we start your pet on automatic refills, we will mail more medication on a regular schedule, typically every month. Our goal is to make things easier for you, so if you ever need to adjust an automatic refill schedule, or cancel it altogether, just let us know.

    Routine Bloodwork

    We routinely monitor the bloodwork of pets who are on medications long-term. This bloodwork helps ensure that the medication is working effectively without causing any unwanted side effects. In most cases we'll want to check your pet's bloodwork every six months, though we may need to monitor things more closely, particularly at the beginning of treatment or if your pet's health warrants closer attention.

    We can only dispense prescription medications for pets we have examined within the past year and for whom we have current bloodwork, if needed. If your pet needs medication but is overdue for an exam or bloodwork, please contact us to schedule an appointment.

    Pekoe and Cisco, some of our patients from Brookline.


  • Prescription Food

    Prescription Food

    Prescription Food

    About Prescription Diets

    Prescription diets offer an effective way to help manage chronic conditions such as kidney disease, diabetes, urinary issues, obesity, and more. These diets are not found in pet stores and are available only with a prescription from your veterinarian. They are carefully formulated to treat specific conditions diagnosed by a veterinarian and typically are just part of a multi-faceted approach to treating the condition.

    Ordering

    We do not stock prescription diets ourselves but our clients have several options for buying prescription foods:

    • You can order the food online from our partner, VetSource pharmacy. We will help you choose the correct prescription food and authorize the prescription.
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    • You can pick up the food at a local animal hospital. Many (though not all) local animal hospitals will sell prescription food to you even though your pet is not a patient of their hospital. If you are interested in picking up the food locally, you should ask nearby animal hospitals if they carry the particular food and will sell it to you with a prescription from us. Let us know the name of the hospital and their fax number, and we will fax them a prescription for the food.

     

    Milo, one of our patients from Cambridge.