Submission Number: 560891-00210
Received: 8/30/2012 1:09:09 PM
Commenter: Stephen Pappa
Organization: Bend Animal Hospital
Agency: Federal Trade Commission
Initiative: Request for Comments and Announcement of Workshop on Pet Medications Issues, Project No. P121201
Attachments: No Attachments
I have worked with retail pharmacies to prescribe animal medications; unfortunately I find a significant problem with the retail pharmacy outlets in there lack of education regarding animal drug use and dosages. I have several times had pharmacies change medications without notification causing large problems. Requiring prescriptions to be given in all cases without a motivated, educated pet owner seems to lead to significant errors in medication.