May 10, 2016
Veterinarian Lee Pickett writes that veterinarians can legally prescribe medications that don’t have FDA approval. She cites the example of levothyroxine, a hypothyroidism medication that’s been prescribed by veterinarians for years. One of numerous preparations of the drug recently received FDA approval, while others remain in clinical trials. Dr. Pickett also discusses ways to manage osteoarthritis in aging cats, noting that pain symptoms are difficult to detect in cats because they tend to hide signs of discomfort.