As a locally owned small business, your continued support via our in-house or online pharmacy DIRECTLY support up to 25 home-grown NEPA employees at any given time. Thank you for shopping small and helping us keep our other costs comfortable without sacrificing the value of the highest quality private practice you expect from us!
Our full in-house pharmacy allows a complete, holistic treatment approach for your pet as we skillfully utilize modern drugs, OTC, dietary, and vitamin/nutraceutical options to treat your family.
Our pharmacy allows complete treatment of most conditions when your pet needs it most. This includes a huge complement of skin, gastrointestinal, cardiac, ophthalmic, otic, neurologic, and infections medications. The pharmacy is always evolving too to meet the demands of a growing pet population and incorporate new products in the pharmaceutical industry allowing us to treat significant diseases more completely than ever before. Buying direct from Westside Veterinary Hospital or our MVSO online store also gives access to many instant and mail-in rebates available only through in-house purchase that can bring a long list of medications below "big box" pricing all the while supporting local!
We stock a wide array of Over-The-Counter medications that our pet populations often need to enhance the pharmaceutical support and reduce the dosing requirements of many other prescription meds, or increase your pet's comfort while using them in combination. While we NEVER suggest using an OTC medication without strict instruction from your pet's personal veterinarian, we're happy to discuss and dispense these options for your pet's particular needs.
Some of the biggest threats to an otherwise healthy pet are the parasites lurking just outside, and sometimes even inside, your homes. Fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, worms, and microscopic parasites abound... all looking to make a meal or a mobile home out of your beloved pet. Often without diligent prevention, gaps in treatment can allow severe and potentially even permanent health effects to occur in your pet, with some even zoonotic to humans as well! For this reason, we advise year round internal and external parasite preventatives to be used on all of our patients, regardless of indoor/outdoor status and age. Parasites are constantly trying to find a way into your pet, and its OUR job to keep them out!
Every healthy pet starts with a complete and balanced diet for their particular lifestyle. With the pet food market exploding into 1000's of options over the past year, we are happy to help differentiate the many options out there and pick a diet free of any known risks. One such risk we feel obligated to report to all that read this, is to please AVOID grain-free diets with a high pea/bean/chickpea or other legume content. An ongoing FDA investigation has found a strong link between these grain-free diets and a particular type of heart failure called DCM, or dilated cardiomyopathy. Any healthy pet on a grain-free diet should consult us immediately on whether your pet's current diet is putting them at potential risk for this deadly disease, and what alternatives are out there. Contrary to popular belief, veterinarians make very little profit from pet food sales, and wish only to not have to see your furry family walk in our doors with a totally preventable disease based solely on grain-free misinformation.
While we love having healthy pets on wellness diets, most of our pet population eventually requires a more focused dietary approach to cure or reduce the effects of a certain disease. Hills, Royal Canin, and Purina all have top-tier scientifically formulated diets that address many of these concerns to start our holistic approach from the ground up. These diets are all backed by rigorous research and data to reduce the onset of clinical disease in things such as dental disease/periodontitis, kidney disease, heart failure, obesity, joint disease and more. Our specially trained staff can help guide you towards one of the important diets for your individual pet's needs or contact a certified nutritionist at no additional charge to guide more complex situations where two or more issues overlap in your loved one. See our prescription diet page to find many of the diseases your pet may be currently suffering from and where diet can add quality back to the life of your cat or dog.