Compounding for Veterinary Patients
As a pet owner, you want your pet to receive the highest-quality veterinary care.
You want them to have treatment as sophisticated and compassionate as you might receive yourself. You are not alone. Today’s veterinarians realize that pet owners are very knowledgeable and expect a more advanced level of care.
Why should you consider compounding as a solution for your pet’s medical problems?
Veterinary compounding – making medication a treat for your pet.
The Compounding Solution
As any pet owner is well aware, animals can be extremely difficult to treat with medications. Cats are notorious for refusing to swallow pills, and usually will eat right around one disguised in food. Dosages can be very tricky with dogs – a dose of medication that works for an 80-pound Golden Retriever may be far too much for a six-pound Yorkie to handle. Large and exotic pets pose many unique medication challenges.
A compounding pharmacist is equipped to help them all!
- Even animals in zoos and aquariums!
Solving Dosage Problems
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 does not 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.
A caring veterinarian working closely with a compounding pharmacist can improve the health and happiness of your pet.