Allivet.com Receives Certification from Doctor Trusted

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Allivet.com Receives Certification from Doctor Trusted

Hialeah, FL— Online health retailer www.Allivet.com has recently been approved to display a doctor's seal of approval, a major benefit granted by consumer protection service Doctor Trusted.

To earn certification, www.Allivet.com passed a strict application process that involves careful evaluation by a doctor of their website and any products or services offered. The review process involves predetermined criteria that include fair pricing and return criteria, reasonable medical claims, easy-to-locate customer service and protection of sensitive customer data, among others.

The entire process promotes consumer safety surrounding health products and services, and helps www.Allivet.com strengthen trust in their brand as an online health business.

As www.Allivet.com has passed each of these criteria, they are now eligible to display a web seal of approval on their webpage, which provides an easy, highly visible way for customers to check legitimacy on their own before making a purchase. This protects customers as well as business owners by elevating moral business practices and accountability.


Allivet has been a trusted pet pharmacy since 1992, bringing its customers high quality products at exceptionally low prices. Allivet’s extensive catalog features prescription and non-prescription pet medication, pet vitamins and supplements, flea control, high end pet food, equine supplements, equine performance products, vaccines, and much more. Headquartered in Florida, Allivet ships internationally to satisfied customers all over the world. As a licensed pharmacy with the highest standards, Allivet has been awarded the Vet-VIPPS certification, Google Trusted Store, and Veterinarian Trusted Certificate. Allivet invests in customer service and cutting edge technology to deliver a streamlined shopping experience. For more information on the types of pet medications and supplies and pet care products available at www.Allivet.com call us toll free at 877-500-9944 or visit http://www.Allivet.com.

Allivet Announces AutoShip & Save Program

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Allivet Announces AutoShip & Save Program

Hialeah, Florida- December 2, 2014. In an effort to streamline and simplify the shopping experience, Allivet.com, an online certified and licensed pharmacy has launched the new AutoShip & Save program. With AutoShip & Save, pet parents can get medications such as Heartgard, NexGard, Trifexis, Comfortis, Frontline, Dasuquin, Cosequin and Revolution shipped to them automatically, without having to remember to reorder. Pet parents can now set up their personalized delivery schedule to fit their busy schedules and pet care needs so that they never run out of their pet’s medication again.

Additionally, Allivet is offering a 5% discount on all AutoShip orders and free shipping on over 1,000 items, on top of their already low prices. There are no upfront charges with AutoShip, the pet parent only pays once the order ships. The AutoShip subscriptions can be paused, skipped, or canceled at any time. This user-friendly program was designed to provide maximum flexibility, freedom, and convenience. Signing up is quick and simple.  Pet parents can select their favorite products they would like to AutoShip, choose the frequency they would like to receive the automatic shipments and proceed to checkout. After the first purchase, Allivet will automatically ship the products at the desired frequency.

Members of the Allivet Rewards Program will earn points on all AutoShip purchases. AutoShip means you never need to run out of your pet medication again.


Allivet has been a trusted pet pharmacy since 1992, bringing its customers high quality products at exceptionally low prices. Allivet’s extensive catalog features prescription and non-prescription pet medication, pet vitamins and supplements, flea control, high end pet food, equine supplements, equine performance products, vaccines, and much more. Headquartered in Florida, Allivet ships internationally to satisfied customers all over the world. As a licensed pharmacy with the highest standards, Allivet has been awarded the Vet-VIPPS certification, Google Trusted Store, and Veterinarian Trusted Certificate. Allivet invests in customer service and cutting edge technology to deliver a streamlined shopping experience. For more information on the types of pet medications and supplies and pet care products available at www.Allivet.com call us toll free at 877-500-9944 or visit http://www.Allivet.com.

Announcing the Winners of our 2014 Shelter Appreciation Contest!

Allivet Pet Pharmacy is proud to announce the winners of the 2014 Shelter Appreciation Contest. This contest aims to raise awareness and reward shelters for their hard work and the countless animal lives they save. After asking customers to nominate their favorite shelter, the staff at Allivet carefully reviewed each entry and selected the winners. Allivet will award a $100 gift card to each of the following shelters:


Schnauzer Love Rescue, Inc. nominated by Dolores Lauricella- Schnauzer Love Rescue is commited to rescuing Miniature Schnauzers and finding them safe and loving home. This year they have already rescued over 155 Miniature Schnauzers. They provide veterinary services as well as foster homes to bring rescued schnauzers love, trust, safety, and health. To ensure their safety, Schnauzer Love Rescue conducts a home visit with the adopting family before placing their schnauzers, to ensure they find them the very best forever home.



Bow Wow Revolution nominated by Sakeena Barrett- Bow Wow Revolution Animal Rescue is a non-profit that is 100% volunteer and foster based. They support all breeds with a mission to rescue, foster, nurture, and place homeless animals from high kill shelters into loving homes. Bow Wow Revolution is a network of foster homes that provides animals a safe and nurturing environment until they are adopted.


Animal Rescue Inc nominated by Laura Gery- Animal Rescue provides a sanctuary to homeless pets. They pair good families looking for a new companion with one of their cats or dogs. If they are not adopted, the pets will always have a forever home at the Animal rescue. At any given time, Animal Rescue has approximately one hundred dogs and several hundred cats, providing a safe haven for stray and abandoned animals. They also provide a low cost spay/neuter program and believe each animal should be allowed to live out their natural lives. No animal is put to death because of medical expenses or the inconvenience of care.


Greyhound Friends, Inc. nominated by Hannah Eckman- Greyhound Friends is a non-profit dedicated to saving racetrack greyhounds by placing them in responsible and loving homes. While they are predominantly focused on rescuing greyhounds, they also help some non-greyhounds who are in kill shelters or other high-risk situations. Since 1983, Greyhound Friends has found homes for more than 9000 dogs. They maintain a kennel with 20 dogs, and as soon as a dog is adopted, another one comes in from a racing kennel. The dogs are groomed, treated medically, fed and cared for.


Allivet wants to thank all who participated and dedicate their lives to helping animals. Thank you for making the world a better place!

Types of Pet Diabetes and Warning Signs


November is National Pet Diabetes Month. We wanted to share with our pet parents ways to increase awareness about this disease that is growing among pets.
Here’s some information about the two different types of Pet Diabetes followed by 10 warning signs to look out for with your pet.
In veterinary medicine, there are two types of diabetes mellitus: Type I DM and Type II DM.
Type I DM is when the body doesn’t make enough insulin (which is a hormone that is normally produced from the pancreas), and requires life-long insulin therapy (delivered via a syringe twice a day). This is most commonly seen in dogs - in other words, once a dog becomes a diabetic, he or she is diabetic for life.
Type II DM is when the body has some insulin being produced from the pancreas, but it is an inadequate amount or something is interfering with its ability to be used by the body. This is most commonly seen in cats and can be transient. In other words, if your cat has recently been diagnosed with Type II DM, he or she may only need insulin injections (via a syringe twice a day) for a few months to years, not necessarily for life. 

Here are 10 diabetes warning signs to look out for with your pet ::

#1 Increased Thirst

Drinking more water than usual (known as polydipsia) is an early sign of diabetes.
#2 Increased Urination
Urinating more than usual throughout the day, or having accidents in the house may be another tell tale sign of diabetes called polyuria, which goes hand in hand with polydipsia.

#3 Increased Hunger
If your cat or dog suddenly acts as if it is always starving, despite eating the usual amount (known as polyphagia), and maintains or loses weight despite the increased food intake, can also be a sign of diabetes.

#4 Sudden Weight Loss
Though a diabetic pet may show signs of being hungrier than ever, sudden weight loss is a common occurrence because diabetes can cause an increased metabolism.

#5 Obesity
Obesity can actually cause diabetes to develop; therefore if your pet is obese you should keep an eye on them to determine if they are developing any symptoms of the disease.

#6 Weakness or Fatigue
Diabetes can cause wasting of back muscles or weakness in the back legs of cats. With dogs there may be a general sense of lethargy, less activity, or sleeping more than usual.

#7 Thinning or Dull Hair
Thinning, dry, or dull hair, particularly along the back. Thinning hair is generally a symptom of some illness, diabetes included. So it is best to visit your veterinarian to determine the cause.

#8 Cloudy Eyes
A common complication of diabetes in dogs is cataracts, or cloudy eyes. This should be closely monitored as cataracts can lead to blindness if not taken care of.

#9 Depression
A later sign of diabetes in dogs and cats is ketoacidosis, metabolic acidosis caused by the breakdown of fat and proteins in the liver in response to insulin deficiency. Ketones in the body in high amounts are toxic, and this imbalance in your pet’s body can cause depression.

#10 Vomiting
Another side effect of ketoacidosis (if your pet’s diabetes has escalated to this point before it’s been recognized) is vomiting. Ketoacidosis is more commonly found in older pets and in females. Dachshunds and Miniature Poodles are also predisposed to it.

10 Tips to Keep Your Pet Healthy


        1.     Keep your pet at a healthy weight. Maintaining a healthy weight will help your pets a live a longer life. If you notice that your pet has been gaining a little weight, help them lose it slowly. Reduce their caloric intake and help them lead a more active life. Spend a bit more time playing with them or take them on a long walk. 

2.     Exercise your pet. Make it fun for them! Use toys, take them out on long walks, make them jump and run when you play with them. Exercise has many benefits for pets as well as humans, and our pets can tend to get lazy sitting around at home all day. Remind them of how fun it is to have a good chase!

3.     Feed your pet a balanced, nutritious diet. Find food that is rich in protein and does not contain grains. Make sure you are purchasing the correct food for each stage of their life, as puppies have different nutritional needs than senior dogs. Also make sure that you are feeding the right portions, we tend to overfeed our pets in an attempt to spoil them, without realizing this can harm their health. 

4.     Keep their water clean and within reach at all times. Proper hydration is key to good health. Also make sure that your pet is kept in an environment that does not have temperature extremes. Heat can affect their small bodies much more quickly than ours, and the same goes for cold! Never leave your pet inside a hot car!

5.     Have your veterinarian examine your pet at least once a year. Even if your pet seems healthy, do not skip your vet's annual exam. Their trained eyes can see something that you might have missed, and the sooner a disease is diagnosed, the better. Try to make the experience more pleasant for your pet by comforting them, praising them or giving them a treat. This will make their annual visit easier. 

6.     Vaccinate your pet against potentially deadly diseases such as distemper or rabies. Vaccination is very important for your pets. Nobody likes getting them, but they can save your pets from potentially lethal diseases. Make sure to comfort your pet afterwards! After all, nobody likes getting shots.

7.     Keep your pet free of parasites (fleas, ticks, heartworm, etc.). You can find many products that will help your pet combat these nasty buggers. With so many options available, there is no excuse for your pet to have to suffer with fleas and ticks. Apart from discomfort, these parasites can bring more serious illnesses to your beloved pets. 

8.     Brush and groom them regularly. Long haired pets need to be brushed regularly to prevent knots and excess shedding. Use a tool like the Furminator to avoid finding all that pet hair on your furniture. Your pets will appreciate you keeping them fresh and clean, and this will also keep them healthy too! A healthy pet should look their best. You can also find supplements for skin and coat that will help them shine!

9.     Pet proof their environment so they don’t get hurt. Particularly when you are away and they get restless. Make sure they don't chew on wires or are exposed to sharp objects. If your pet does get accidentally injured, make sure to have a first aid kit handy. Remember the best way to treat small emergencies is by preventing them!

10.   Most importantly give them lots of love and attention. Just like everyone, our furry friends need to feel loved and appreciated in order to be happy. Show them your love by petting them, playing with them, or giving them a special treat. After all they are your best buds!

arcBARKS


Allivet.com is proud to support and carry the arcBARKS® products.

arcBARKS® Dog Treat Co.  based out of Greensboro,NC creates special dog treats are made by special hands.  These unique treats are handmade with love and care by special individuals who have intellectual and developmental disabilities, called Special Bakers.

arcBARKS® dog biscuits treats are intended as to be used as a loving treat for your pet, not your pet’s main diet. You can reward your dog with up to 4 treats per day. arcBARKS®  are made from all natural ingredients with the special arcBARKS® recipe: fresh peanut butter, flour, oatmeal, vegetable oil, and water. This is good news for pets with food dyes allergies. arcBARKS®  should not be given to dogs with peanut butter allergies (15% of dogs). 


Your dog is guaranteed to love these delicious, healthy treats. You will love being a part of making a difference in someone else’s life.

Happy National Pet Obesity Awareness Day!


What is obesity?

Obesity is a nutritional disease that can have a detrimental impact on your pet’s health. It can take up to two years off your pet’s life. Obesity is defined by an excess of body fat. When pets are overfed, lack exercise or have a tendency to retain weight, they are at most risk of being obese. Obesity can affect multiple areas of the body, including bones and joints, the digestive organs, and the organs responsible for breathing. Obesity occurs most often in middle-aged, neutered and indoors pets.

Causes

Obesity is normally caused by an imbalance between energy intake and its usage. However, you should always consult your veterinarian before beginning a new diet. Other causes can include hypothyroidism, insulinoma, hyperadrenocorticism, and neutering.

Diagnosis

Use this chart to check if your pet is overweight. You can also check your pet by feeling their ribs. You should be able to feel them easily. There should be a bit of fat over them, but each rib should be distinct. If you can see the ribs, your pet is too thin. If you cannot feel them at all, your pet is overweight. Second, check the area near the base of the tail. There should be a slight fat covering over this area and it should feel smooth. If the bones protrude, the pet is too thin; if you cannot feel any bones at all, your pet is very overweight. Third, feel other bony prominences on the pet's body such as the spine, shoulders, and hips. Again, you should be able to feel a small amount of fat over these areas.

Fourth, look at your pet from above. Your pet should have a definite waist behind the ribs. If the waist is extreme, or bony prominences are visible, the animal is too thin. If there is no waist, or worse yet, the area between the ribs and hips is wider than the hips or ribs, the dog or cat is grossly overweight. Finally, look at the pet from the side. Dogs and cats should have an abdominal tuck, i.e., the area behind the ribs should be smaller in diameter than the chest. Pets that are too thin will have a very severe abdominal tuck. Overweight pets will have no abdominal tuck.

Tools and Treatment


Try special food such as Purina Overweight Management or Prescription Diet Weight Loss to help your pet lose weight. Remember to exercise and play as much as possible, your pet needs it!