Essential Veterinary Drug Labels for Hospitalized Animals
Most trips to the vet end with an animal returning home with its owner. However, like humans, animals occasionally experience serious health problems that require a hospital stay.
Unlike people, however, animals can’t speak for themselves. Veterinary staff must assess an animal’s medical history, behavior, and recent test results, making educated decisions based on what they find. Often, instructions for care are partly communicated through veterinary drug labels. Below are four types of veterinary drug labels that can help your clinic render excellent care.
Animal Identification Labels
Just as humans receive identification labels when they enter a hospital, so should animals. Proper identification prevents administering medicine to the wrong animal and potentially producing a bad health outcome.
Our identification cards let you identify animals using the following criteria: owner, breed, animal name, sex, species, department, investigator, admission date, animal number, cage number, and remarks. Proper identification is the first step toward effective treatment.
It doesn’t take a powerful animal like a mature pitbull or an anaconda to inflict serious wounds to veterinarians. Even the average house cat could cause some serious pain if it went on the attack. That’s why it’s important to categorize the behavior of an animal before staff attempt to administer medicine or other treatments.
Labeling an animal’s medical chart or cage with a label lets caregivers know an alternative treatment approach may be necessary, such as administering an animal sedative before treating wounds or giving injections crucial for restoring health.
Specific Medicine Labels
Like humans, animals often enter the hospital needing certain drugs to improve their health. Consequently, it makes sense to mark an animal’s medical chart with an adhesive label indicating the need for a specific medicines.
If an animal’s treatment involves switching up medicines, previous medicine labels that have temporary adhesive can be pulled away easily and replaced with new adhesive labels. We offer stock medicine labels for medications and we also produce custom labels for drugs not found among our stock products.
Animals experience some of the same health conditions as people. Take diabetes, for instance. Some felines and canines experience the condition in age, and need special diet — and possibly insulin treatment — to keep blood sugar levels in check.
Special diet labels are also helpful because some medicines negatively react with certain foods. Applying a veterinary drug label that indicates special dietary needs could be crucial for ensuring animals receive the nourishment needed to heal, without eating foods that could cause a health setback.
Need Veterinary Drug Labels?
Many people view their animals as family members, doing everything that can to enrich the creature’s life. Naturally, they expect the same level of care from your veterinary clinic. The veterinary drug labels above, among others, help ensure you meet expectations, and apply crucial medical care to animals as vigilantly as you would if humans were involved.
For more information about our veterinary drug labels, or to place an order, please call us today at (800) 323-0249, or send us an email through our contact form. We look forward to helping your clinic provide the highest level of service with labels that assist veterinary drug care.