Thursday, July 27, 2017

IV Fluids and Dehydration in Dogs

DV Medical Supply, Inc., furnishes health care providers with pharmaceutical products such as medications and intravenous (IV) fluids. Veterinarians, a class of client served by DV Medical Supply, rely on IV fluids to address dehydration in dogs and other animals. 

When veterinarians assess a dog’s health, one symptom they may look for is dehydration, which can result from many underlying illnesses or injuries. For example, dogs with kidney disease are at risk of dehydration. 

Dogs with differing degrees of dehydration present with diverse symptoms. In mild cases of 5 percent to 6 percent dehydration, animals can exhibit skin elasticity loss. In severe dehydration of 12 percent to 15 percent, dogs can go into shock and may be in danger of death without immediate treatment. 

To treat dehydration, veterinarians may prescribe IV fluids that act quickly to introduce nourishing liquids directly into the bloodstream. IV fluids may contain different ingredients depending on patient needs. The IV often includes saline, vitamins, and/or sugar.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Hydroxyzine - A Medication with Antihistamine and Sedative Properties

A wholesale distributor of medical products and pharmaceutical supplies, DV Medical Supply provides easy ordering and reliable delivery from personal account representatives located in Southern California. Pharmaceuticals provided by DV Medical Supply include 10, 25, and 50 milligram doses of hydroxyzine.

Hydroxyzine decreases activity in the central nervous system and serves as an antihistamine, which helps relieve itching and hives by interfering with the body’s production of a chemical called histamine. Physicians prescribe the medication to adults and children for a variety of uses. It can relieve itching caused by allergic reactions, and its sedative properties are often utilized by surgeons as a general anesthesia prior to surgery. In addition, psychiatrists may prescribe it alone or alongside other medication as a treatment for anxiety. 

Side effects associated with hydroxyzine range from dizziness and drowsiness to dry mouth and constipation. Individuals taking the medication can take steps to alleviate milder symptoms, such as sucking on sugar-free hard candies or drinking extra water to relieve dry mouth. However, physician intervention or discontinuation of the medication may be required if users experience more severe symptoms, such as hallucinations, tremors, difficulty urinating, or severe mood or mental changes.

Friday, February 24, 2017

ChildFund International’s Women’s Giving Circle

Now overseen by Dr. Stephanie Ferguson, a veterinary professional who took majority ownership of the company in 2005, DV Medical Supply distributes wholesale medical products and generic pharmaceuticals. Founded in 1978, the company has developed a sterling reputation in the health care industry. DV Medical Supply supports a number of charities, including ChildFund International, a nonprofit focused on ensuring that children are provided with environments that offer them the opportunity to reach their full potential.

The Women’s Giving Circle is one of the organization's many initiatives. Members give an annual contribution to the project, which is distributed to programs that have demonstrated the highest impact on children’s lives. Since 2015, funds from the circle have been channeled towards ChildFund’s Early Child Development program, with the aim of offering the children it supports the strongest possible start in life.

Women's Giving Circle members are offered the opportunity to network with fellow members, in addition to gaining access to a yearly web seminar conducted by Anne Goddard, one of the leaders of the nonprofit. On average, members of the circle donate approximately $1,000, with each also earning special recognition in ChildFund’s annual records and a number of other publications.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Amneal Pharmaceuticals - Pioneering New Products in Generics Sphere

Based in Southern California, DV Medical Supply provides veterinary physicians with a full range of medications at wholesale prices. DV Medical Supply is proud to supply quality products from many of the most respected manufacturers, including Amneal Pharmaceuticals.

Established nearly 15 years ago in Paterson, New Jersey, Amneal is known for dedicated research that complements its manufacturing capacities and has created success stories in areas with significant barriers to market entry, including injectables, transdermals, and topical medications. The firm’s growth reflects an entrepreneurial focus and continuous reinvestment in the generics sphere. With more than 4,000 employees spanning four continents, the firm maintains membership in a robust alliance of independent, forward-focused companies dedicated to innovating health care technologies that effectively help battle life-threatening conditions. 

The firm is continuously pioneering new products. It recently introduced Yuvafem as the generic first-to-market equivalent of Vagifem, which provides low doses of vaginal estrogen. This product underlines Amneal Pharmaceuticals’ commitment to generating cost savings in expanding market categories that offer significant growth potential.

Friday, July 1, 2016

ChildFund Sri Lanka Helps Those Displaced by May 2016 Cyclone

A pharmaceutical wholesale distributor based in Gardena, California, DV Medical Supply offers several types of medical, pharmaceutical, and surgical products to its customers. Dedicated to the community, DV Medical Supply supports several nonprofit endeavors, including ChildFund International.

Established in 1938, ChildFund International helps vulnerable and needy children thrive by giving them the opportunity to improve their lives and become young adults and leaders that provide their communities with a positive change. The organizations works in 29 countries through 365 local partner organizations to reach almost 20 million children and family members.

In May 2016, ChildFund International’s Sri Lanka chapter mobilized to help those affected by floods and landslides in Sri Lanka. A severe tropical storm, caused heavy rains, which spawned floods and landslides affecting more than 425,000 people. The Disaster Management Center in Sri Lanka reported that more than 300,000 people were displaced with at least 92 dead and another 109 missing. The first ChildFund teams arrived onsite on May 21 to assess the needs of the communities before developing strategies to assist those in need.