We board animals at our clinic, some of whom need medication. In the past, we have had a couple of episodes in which it was not clear whether a dose had already been given, so we ended up calling off-duty staff to see if we needed to give the medication or not.
To avoid confusion, we now fill pill boxes for each of our boarded animals. It is a little extra work initially to get the boxes filled properly, but no longer being concerned about missed or double doses more than makes up for it.
Paula A. Harvatine, DVM
West Salem, Wis.