Erickson Veterinary Hospital

11181 Midway Chico CA 95928

(530) 343-5896

 
 

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Hospital Hours

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m
Sunday, Closed

Written Prescriptions:You have requested a written prescription for one or more products. This is a legal document. In the interests of accuracy and efficiency we will only write prescriptions, we will not call in, fax, and/or email prescriptions. You will need to keep this in a safe location. There may be a charge for a duplicate written prescription.Pursuant to state law a valid VCPR (Veterinarian Client Patient Relationship) must exist for all prescription medications. This means that the patient has to have been examined recently by a veterinarian. Certain medications may require current labwork. We have no control of external (outside) pharmacies’ supply and quality control of medications. As such most manufacturer guarantees will probably not apply for pharmaceuticals purchased at other pharmacies. This applies to most manufacturer rebates as well.

JULY 17,2019 UPDATE

GRAIN FREE DIETS &

DCM (DILATED CARDIOMYOPATHY)

 The FDA is currently investigating a link between grain-free diets and a condition called DCM affecting dogs. DCM essentially is when the heart becomes very enlarged and leads to a lot of different side effects, which can be fatal. (Several dogs have died).

To date there have been over 500 reported cases (with many going unreporting). The affected diets cover a range of brands, with most (93%) of them grain-free diets containing legumes (peas, lentils, chickpeas, etc).

The pathogenesis – why these diets are causing this issue is unknown.

RECOMMENDATION:

·      Avoid all grain-free diets.

AVOID RAW DIETS –these have been linked as well

·      Only feed diets that are AAFCO certified.

(Association of American Feed Control Officials)

·      If you are concerned, bring your pets in for testing (radiographs + ECGs)

·      DCM symptoms

Lethargy

Cough

Difficulty breathing

collapse

For more info, go to :

https://www.fda.gov/animal-veterinary/news-events/fda-investigation-potential-link-between-certain-diets-and-canine-dilated-cardiomyopathy

shorter link: tinyurl.com/y64awdl3

 

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11181 Midway, Chico, CA 95928