What pet medications are available?
We carry major pet prescription medications and brands plus a range of generic options. As with human medications, generics are chemically identical to their brand-name counterparts but are usually less expensive because they're not marketed and sold under a drug brand name. We also carry recognizable brands to combat illness and carry out preventative care treatment. Issues like worm or parasite infection, flea infestation, skin conditions, organ disorders, wound care, behavioral disorders and arthritis relief are all covered in the range of drugs we offer through the Pet Medications section of our pharmacy.
Choosing and administering pet medications
Because prescription medications are handed down from your vet, you may not need to make big choices as to what medications to give your dog or cat. However, you may want to do some independent research to see if there are any medications or treatments that seem to fit your lifestyle better than others. It's always a good idea to heed your veterinarian's advice, but being informed yourself can help ensure your pet gets the best care possible. After you get your pet's medication filled through Uptown Pharmacy, you'll want to follow dosage and administration instructions exactly. You should apply topical medications in the exact manner and location described on the package. Don't exceed recommended dosages for your pet's medication, even if it doesn't seem to be working. Talk to your vet in this case rather than taking matters into your own hands. If you're having trouble getting your dog or cat to take pills as instructed, ask us about techniques or compounding the medications so they take their meds without a fuss.