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’re 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? That can be answered with another question: how hard is it to get your cat to swallow a pill?
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 also. A compounding pharmacist is equipped to help them all!
- Even animals in zoos and aquariums!
Whether it’s because of texture, aroma, or unwillingness of your pet to take medications, pets sometimes cannot get the medication they need. We can compound an alternate form of the medication such as capsules, oral suspensions, chew treats or transdermal creams.
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 swallow a small dose of a tasty, fruit-flavored, concentrated solution. By working closely with your veterinarian, our compounding pharmacist can prepare medicines in easy-to-give flavored dosage forms that animals happily devour.
Compounding can help you and your animal with the following:
- Pain Management
- Seizure Control
- Anti Infective Therapy
- Wound Care
- Behavioral Medicine
- Transdermal Medications
We work together with you and your veterinarian to keep your pet healthy and happy, and to make medication time as easy as possible for your whole family.