Veterinary Compounding

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Compounding is not only a great benefit for humans, it can also be a great help to your pets. If you are a veterinarian or pet owner, you should consider veterinary compounding the next time your pet needs medication. Pet owners want the highest level of care for their pets, and becoming more knowledgeable about treatment options will benefit your pet.

If you have ever tried to give your pet medication, you know how difficult that can be. Both you and your pet get stressed, and that increase in stress can be detrimental to a pet that is already ill. Pharmacy compounding can be a great asset to get your pet the medications they need.

Veterinary practices are benefiting greatly from compounding, particularly since pets often are treated with the same drugs used for human illnesses. The difference comes from how the drugs are delivered to the pet. Your cat will resist taking a pill but they like the taste of fish, so compounding to improve the taste will make it easier to treat your cat. Dogs may not like liquids squirted in their mouths, but a meat-flavored treat may be just the trick.

Treatment is not limited to dogs and cats. Birds can be attracted to a small dose of sweet-flavored liquid, rabbits can have their medicine added to a food pellet, and so forth. Once the veterinarian has determined the course of treatment for any animal, our compounding pharmacist can create a liquid, chewable treat, food supplement, or other compounded drug delivery system. Many animals can benefit from pharmacy compounding, including:

  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Rabbits
  • Hamsters
  • Snakes and other reptiles
  • Horses
  • Birds
  • Ferrets
  • Aquarium fish
  • Zoo animals

If you as a pet owner or veterinarian have an animal or pet that won’t take their medicine, consider pharmacy compounding as your solution. Slater Pharmacy can work with a veterinarian or zoo specialist to create compounded drugs that will help a sick animal regain their health. Contact us today if you have any questions about veterinary compounding.