Veterinary Compounding

Veterinary Compounding

You love your pets…why not give them customized care?

As any pet owner is well aware, animals may be extremely difficult to treat with medications. Cats are notorious for refusing to swallow a pill, and will usually eat right around one disguised in food. Dosages can be very tricky with dogs. For example, a medication that works for an 80-pound Golden Retriever is far too much for a six-pound Yorkie to handle.

Flavored Medicine

Make medication a treat for your pet.

The pet that refuses to take medication because of the taste is often a prime opportunity for compounding. Cats don't like pills, but they do like tuna. By working closely with your veterinarian, a compounding pharmacist can prepare medicines into easy –to–give flavored dosage forms that animals devour, whether your pet is a cat, dog, ferret, bird, or snake.

Solving Dosage Problems

A caring veterinarian working closely with a compounding pharmacist can result in the improved health and happiness of your pet.

Just like their owners, animals are individual and unique. That's why you love them. They come in different shapes and sizes, and as a result, not all commercially available medicines are appropriate for your pet. Commercial medicine often comes in large tablets or capsules of 100mg or more. But a small kitten may need a dose of only 15 mg. That's where compounding is especially helpful. In this situation, your veterinarian can prescribe a tuna-flavored suspension compounded with an amount of medication that is exactly right for your pet's size and condition.

Commercially Unavailable Medicine

As a pet owner, you want your pet to receive the highest quality of veterinary care.

From time to time, a manufacturer will discontinue a medication used in veterinary applications. When that medication has worked well for animals, a compounding pharmacist can prepare a prescription for the discontinued product at a dosage strength form appropriate for that pet's specific needs.

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