Black List of Drugs
Best Friends will offer medical boarding in most centers. However, certain medications are indicative of medical problems, that are inappropriate in a standard boarding situation, and pets taking these medications may not board in Best Friends’ centers to ensure their safety. This policy also pertains to grooming, daycare and day camp.
Please note that ANY injectable medication, prescribed to control the following health conditions, will not be accepted even if it does not appear on the following list. If you are unsure whether or not your pet will be accepted boarding, due to his/her medication or medical condition, contact your local hotel. Veterinary recommendation to board does NOT supersede Best Friends’ policy unless noted.
PROCEDURE: Both upon making a reservation and arriving to board, customers should notify staff (and staff should ask) if their pets are taking any medications, what dose they are giving (if they are on medication), and if their pet has any medical problems. The medications should arrive in the original container with current dosing on the label.
Below is a list of medications that are NOT accepted in Best Friends centers:
• Insulin (Humulin, Novolin, Vetsulin, Glipizide, PZI, Lantus, Detemir) -- Diabetic medication (Diabetes)
• Percorten Injection -- Addison’s Disease (Hypoadrenocorticism)
• Injectable medication of any kind
The following medications and medical conditions are acceptable with a veterinary letter stating the patient has been on the medication for at least 1 month and are currently stable.
• Phenobarbital (Luminal)
• Diazepam (Valium)
• Potassium Bromide -- Anti-epileptic medications (Seizures)
• Keppra (Levetiracetam)
• Zonisamide (Zonegran)
• Digoxin (Digitalis, Cardoxin)
• Furosemide (Lasix, Salix)
• Spironolactone (Prilactone, Tempora)
• Cardic medications (Heart issues)
• Enalapril (Vasotec, Enacard)
• Pimobendan (Vetmedin)
• Sildenafil (Viagra)
• Vetoryl (Trilostane)
• Mitotane (Lysodren, Op-DDD) -- Cushing’s Disease
• Acepromazine (Promace) -- Sedative
Pets on “Caution” medications require a veterinary letter stating that the patient has been on the medication for at least 1 month and are currently stable.
• Carprofen (Rimadyl, Novox)
• Meloxicam (Metacam)
• Deracoxib (Deramaxx) -- NSAIDS (non-steriodal anti-inflammatories)
• Tepoxalin (Zubrin)
• Etogestic (Etodolac)
• Galliprant (Grapiprant)
• Peroxicam (Feldene)
• Previcox (Firocoxib)
Pets on the following medications require a veterinary letter stating that the patient has been on the medications for at least 1 month and are currently stable.
• Theophylline -- Airway disease / Heart disease
• Fluoxetine (Prozac)
• Clomicalm -- Anxiety
• Prednisone/Prednisolone -- Steroid - treats variety of disease process
***Please note that these conditions or medications are subject to change, so it's best to contact your local Center just to double check. Caring for your pet is our top priority!***