Compounding for Animal Owners

Compounding for Animal Owners

From dogs and cats, to rabbits and horses, pets come in all different shapes and sizes. And as a pet owner, you want the absolute best for them, no matter what four-legged-friend is a member of your family (and two-legged friends for all you bird lovers out there). To ensure proper care, you will have to take your pets for regular trips to the veterinarian, as well as fill any possible needs for medications.

So you’ve gone to the veterinarian, and they’ve suggested some medications that will help put your pet on the road to recovery. Everything should be smooth sailing, right? Sadly, it isn’t always that simple. For example, the medicine may no longer be available, your pet might not like the taste, or the method of administration is simply not working. Ask anyone trying to give a pill to a cat how stressful the process is for the animal and for the pill giver—not to mention painful.

Does any of this sound familiar? Fortunately, there is a safe and effective option that will help give your pets what they need—compounding medication. There are a wide variety of benefits to using compounding as a solution for your pet’s medical problems.

Compounded Medications Make It Easier To Dose Your Pets

There is just no escaping one simple fact—most pets don’t like taking their medication. And who can blame them? Tablets can not only be too big or too small, but can also taste terrible, making it a real challenge to administer.

Compounding pharmacists can customize medications into many different forms, as well as turn the most horrible-tasting medication into a yummy treat-like formula. For instance, tuna, sardines, or cod liver oil for cats; cheese, liver, beef, or chicken for dogs; and peanut butter, or a variety of fruit flavors for birds. Whatever the medication or flavour, it will be so much easier to dose your pet when they think it’s a treat.

Compounding Can Blend Multiple Medications into a Single-Dose

Occasionally, a pet may have a health condition that requires more than one medication. Managing multiple drug dosages can be a demanding and frustrating process. And the last thing you want to do is run the risk of missing a dose or double-dosing, putting your beloved pet’s health at risk.

An important feature in compounding is that pharmacists can combine two or more medications into a single-dose formulation. Compounding makes it easier to administer your pet’s medicine, ensuring they never miss a critical dose.

Compounding Pharmacists Can Prepare a Prescription for Discontinued Medications

There are times when a product may no longer be commercially available. Fortunately, a compounding pharmacist can make a prescription for the discontinued medication, tailored to meet the specific needs of your pet.

If you think your best pet friend is under the weather, don’t despair. A compounding pharmacist is here to help your pet feel healthy and happy again.

For all your compounding needs, contact us today!