These are a few comments I hear often, “The veterinarian told me to give my pet this pill and they always spit it back out!” Another one is, “I don’t think the drops actually got in their eyes.” or “I’m afraid of needles, how am I to give a shot to an animal?” Administering medications to animals is not always easy, as a former veterinary assistant I learned several techniques that make giving (with the pet receiving) medications much easier. I am able to administer the following medications to your dog or cat: oral (tablets, caplets and liquids); ophthalmic (drops and ointments); transdermal (cream or gel applications using gloves); subcutaneous injection (insulin, vitamins, hydration fluids). Another option is, setting up an appointment for me to demonstrate how to successfully administer these medications yourself, comfortably at home. Please check ARK Prices for rates.
The ASPCA Poison Control Hotline is (888) 426-4435 (credit card required)
Veterinary Emergency Houscalls:
Spot On Veterinary – Dr. Philip Putter (914) 268-6060
Local Emergency Hospitals:
Animal Specialty Center at 9 Odell Plaza Yonkers, New York (914) 457-4000
Veterinary Emergency Group in White Plains, NY (914) 949-8779 and in Nanuet, NY (845) 536-5645
If you are a resident in the lower Westchester NY area, I highly recommend Dr. Diaz at Main Street Animal Hospital on Rt 119 in Elmsford, as a general practice veterinarian. He has helped the animals that I care for with a great deal of compassion and expertise. (914)-592-4644