Medications Policy

Page 9 of the Alabama Veterinary Medicine Practice Act prohibits individuals in the pet industry from handling medications directly without a residing veterinarian. 

  • Place each pill in a pill pocket
  • Pre-portion your dogs food in baggies
  • Place pill pocket in baggie based on when medication is to be administered

For example, if your pup has a daily morning medication, please place that pill in a pill pocket and drop it in a baggy with your pup’s pre-portioned breakfast. For this instance, there’s no need to also pre-package dinner since only morning medication is required. Packaging in this manner ensures that the host is not responsible for the administering of the medication and simply needs to empty the contents provided by the client into the bowl.

  • We cannot administer oral medications
  • We cannot administer liquid ear medications
  • We cannot administer injections

(14) PRACTICE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE.
a. To diagnose, treat, correct, change, relieve, or prevent animal disease, deformity, defect,
injury or other physical or mental condition; including the prescription or administration of any
drug, medicine, biologic, apparatus, application, anesthesia, or other therapeutic or diagnostic
substance or technique on any animal including but not limited to acupuncture, dentistry, animal
psychology, animal chiropractic, theriogenology, surgery, including cosmetic surgery, any
manual, mechanical, biological, or chemical procedure for testing for pregnancy or for correcting
sterility or infertility, or to render service or recommendations with regard to any of the above.

To see more , please refer to Alabama State Law and Medications