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Tapeworms WormX Plus
Tapeworms are common in dogs, but unfortunately your family could also become infected. WormX Plus is an over the counter de-wormer available in two dosage sizes. Help your dog stay healthy and free from tapeworms with WormX Plus' pork liver flavored chewable tablets.
Intestinal Worms Panacur C
Worms are a chronic problem in dogs and are also a concern for families. Many of your pet’s intestinal worms can infect humans, and children are particularly at risk. Use Panacur C to control roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, and some tapeworms.
Hot Spots (base of tail) Miracle Mist Skin Spray
Use Miracle Mist Skin Spray to kill germs and heal hot spots. Miracle Mist is an antiseptic with tea tree oil that fights yeast, bacteria, ringworm and other fungal infections. Miracle Mist won’t sting. Don’t use on cats.
Skin Infections, Hair Loss, Raw Spots Malaseb Shampoo
Use Malaseb for pets with patchy hair loss to kill bacteria, ringworm, and yeast that can cause skin infections. Also, use flea preventative to kill fleas, which are a major cause of patchy hair loss.
Itching, Allergies Yucca Intensive
Yucca Intensive is nature’s alternative to steroids without the steroid side effects. It is a natural remedy for itching anywhere on the body, especially the skin. Yucca can be fed orally or applied directly to the skin.
Dental disease C.E.T. Toothpaste
Use C.E.T. Toothpaste with enzymes to attack bacteria and odor in your dog’s mouth. Dogs love the taste so it’s easy to gain their cooperation. Veterinary dentists say that brushing is the single best way to help your dog’s gums and teeth. C.E.T. is the product to use.
Ear Infections Zymox
Zymox is ideal for ear infections that occur in dogs who do not like to have their ears fussed with. Zymox does not sting or have an offensive odor. The sister product, Zymox HC, is great if your pet has an infection that is itchy.
Ear Cleaning & Maintenance 1-800-PetMeds Ear Cleansing Solution
Nothing does a better job than 1-800-PetMeds Ear Cleansing Solution at keeping the ear environment inhospitable for yeast and bacteria. Use Ear Cleansing Solution every time your dog is bathed or goes swimming to help maintain its healthy ears.
Ear Mites Mita-Clear
Use Mita-Clear to resolve irritating, itchy mite infections. Apply twice, a week apart, to kill mites and relieve your dog of its suffering. Mites are contagious, so treat all pets that may be infected.
Red, Watery, Inflamed Eyes LiquiTears
Eyes that are red and watery are painful.
Immediately use LiquiTears to flush and soothe your pet’s eyes. Prevents further irritation and relieves dryness.
Shedding 1-800-PetMeds Shed Terminator
Help reduce unwanted shedding which can be unhealthy, cause pain and discomfort, and lead to skin problems. Shed Terminator has a unique blend of vitamins and Omega 3 for a shiny coat.
Diarrhea Fast Balance-G.I.
Soft, loose diarrhea stool is the sign of a problem in the intestines—often an invasion by bad bacteria. Use Fast Balance-G.I. and restore the friendly bacteria that return your pet’s gut to normal. Recommended for every first aid kit. If all is not well within 24 hours, or if the diarrhea is bloody, visit your veterinarian.
Weight Problems Vetri-Lean Plus
Vetri-Lean Plus is an advanced weight loss support supplement. The combination of ingredients has been clinically tested to promote weight loss in overweight dogs. Combating obesity is a beneficial way to reduce joint dysfunction and lower the risk of other health issues such as diabetes. Great chicken liver flavor!
 
 

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