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Pet medicines to join Australian pharmacy shelves

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A range of medicines for pets has been launched into Australian pharmacies, allowing consumers to shop for the whole family’s needs in one location.

Medicine company Arrotex Pharmaceuticals and animal health company Zoetis have partnered to market pet-care brands, Revolution and Simparica, which will be distributed by Sigma Wholesale.

Given around 60 per cent of Australians have a pet – one of the highest ownership rates in the world – the pharmaceutical companies believe their initiative will deliver convenience to consumers.

“We want to allow people to save time while still accessing the expert advice of their trusted pharmacist,” said Jessica Velevska, associate brand manager, Arrotex Pharmaceuticals.

Revolution is a treatment for dogs, cats and rabbits with fleas, heartworm disease, ear mites and biting lice. It is a low-volume dose that is safe for puppies and kittens from six weeks of age, and rabbits from eight weeks of age.

Simparica is a monthly chew for dogs and puppies who have fleas, ticks, mange and mites. It is available in liver flavour, suitable for puppies from six weeks of age.

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