Pharmaceutical Helping Vets and Pets
Our "specialty service should not be viewed as competition with local veterinarians;
rather, compounding allows veterinarians to broaden their prescribing abilities
and to offer [dosage] forms that are patient-specific in strength and formulation.
Therefore, the goal of compounding for the veterinary patient is to enhance the
veterinarian’s ability to treat patients in a more effective and efficient
"Compounding can make medicating animals easier if the pharmacist prepares
flavored chews that animals accept readily. For example, tranquilizing a
feral cat with a liver-flavored chew eliminates the possibility of over- or underdosing.
If a chew contains 10mg acepromazine and the dose fails to gain a response,
a second flavored chew can be given to the animal. Furthermore, the amount
of medication incorporated into the chews, capsules, [topical or transdermal],
or liquid preparations can be formulated to the specific request of the veterinarian,
thereby eliminating the need to cut-up tablets and divide the contents of commercially
prepared capsules... As manufacturers decide that certain products are no longer
economically rewarding to market, the list of commercially prepared veterinary
medication becomes smaller. At present, the armamentarium of medications available
for animals is less than perfect. Cherry-flavored amoxicillin or orange-flavored
cephalexin may not be [appealing to a cat or monkey]..."
Veterinary Forum October 2002, (pp. 62-65)
Our compounding pharmacy can prepare:
Medicine in ideal size, strength, and dosage form
Combinations to improve compliance
Novel Devices and Delivery Systems
Compounding is actually a means to an end. We work together with
veterinarians and their clients and patients to solve medication problems by
compounding specialized medications that meet the unique needs of each animal
- pets, exotics, horses, or zoo animals. Let us know how we can help you and
the animals in your care.