Vet And Pet Owners
We understand that your pet is a part of the family. Why not treat them with custom care?
You want them to have treatment as sophisticated and compassionate as you might receive for yourself. Today's veterinarians realize that pet owners are knowledgeable and expect a more advanced level of care.
Why should you consider compounding as a solution for your pet's medical needs?
How hard is it to get your cat to swallow a pill?
Veterinary Compounding - "Treat" Your Pets To Their Medication!
We can turn your pet's medicine into a treat!
Compounding is the art and science of preparing customized medications for pets and patients. Its resurgence in recent years extents valuable benefits for pet owners. Animals often have variations of the same diseases humans can have, including skin rashes, eye and ear infections, heart conditions, cancer, and diabetes. Medication pets presents unique problems that often are best dealt with compounding.
The Compounding Solution
As many pet owners are well aware, animals can be difficult to treat with medication. Cats are notorious for refusing pills, dosing different size dogs can be difficult, and large and exotic pets pose unique medication challenges. A compounding pharmacist is equipped to help them all!
Even animals in zoos and aquariums!
The pet who refuses to take medication because of the taste is a prime opportunity for compounding. Cats don’t like pills, but they do like tuna. Dogs don’t appreciate a traditional solution of medication being squirted into their mouth, but they’ll take it gladly when it’s flavored with meat or part of a tasty biscuit or treat. Birds cannot take large volumes of liquid medication, but they will accept a small dose of a tasty, fruit-flavored, concentrated solution. By working closely with your veterinarian, a compounding pharmacist can prepare medication in easy-to-give flavored dosage forms that animals happily devour.
Solving Dosage Problems
Just like their owners, animals are individual and unique. They come in different shapes and sizes, and may be sensitive to ingredients like lactose. As a result, not all commercially available medicines are appropriate for every pet. That’s where compounding is especially helpful. In this situation, your veterinarian can prescribe a flavored liquid, treat, or other dosage form with the amount of medication that is exactly right for your pet’s size and condition.
Commercially Unavailable Medicine
From time to time, a manufacturer may discontinue a veterinary medication. Often this is because it is not needed in the vast quantities necessary to make mass production cost-effective, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t still some pets that need it. When that medication has worked well for animals, a compounding pharmacist can prepare a prescription for the discontinued product – and tailor the strength, dosage form, and flavor to that pet’s specific needs.