If you have read our bios you know that pets are very special to us. They are family.
Just like their owners, pets are unique! Just like our human patients, our pets can benefit from compounded medications, too. We can make the Right medication in the Right dosage, Right flavor and Right way for your pet!
When it comes to diseases like skin rashes, eye and ear infections, heart conditions, cancer, thyroid disorders, anxiety, diabetes, or pain management, animals and humans have a lot in common, but giving pets medication presents a unique set of challenges – challenges that can often be addressed through compounding.
Can't get your pet to swallow a pill?
Cats are notorious for refusing to swallow pills and they’ll usually eat right around one disguised in food. Just like humans, many of our medications can be made in a cream or gel. For example, you can be rubbing medication on your cat’s ear rather than forcing it down their throat!
Is your pet large or small?
Dosages can be tricked with dogs – a dose of medication that is therapeutic for an 80-pound Labrador Retriever could be deadly for a six-pound Yorkie. Large and exotic pets, such as horses, rabbits, birds, ferrets, and reptiles all pose a wide variety of different medication challenges. But the solution is often the same: veterinary compounding.
Does your pet have flavors they really like?
Compounding is ideal for pets that won’t take medication because of the taste. Cats don’t like pills, but they do like tuna. Dogs aren’t usually wild about medication being squirted into their mouth, but they’ll take it gladly when it’s meat-flavored. Birds can’t take large volumes of liquid medication, but they’ll open wide for a small dose of a tasty, fruit-flavored, concentrated solution.
We have a wide variety of flavors: Chicken, Beef, Bacon, Fish and Triple Fish (sardines, tuna and salmon). Some of our pets like the combination flavors like Beef & Bacon or fruity flavors from Apple to Watermelon!
Can't get the medication that was working great?
Sometimes a manufacturer may discontinue a veterinary medication. It’s often because there’s not enough demand to make mass production cost effective, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t still some pets that need it. When a medication that has worked well for your pet isn’t commercially available, a compounding pharmacist can prepare a prescription – and tailor the strength, dosage form, and flavor to meet specific needs.
Does your pet have an illness, disease or injury?
Common Conditions & Compounded Formulas
Acral Lick Granuloma
Capsaicin 0.08/Sucrose Octaacetate 1%Topical Bitter Spray
Metronidazole can be made tasteless and odorless
Amlodipine any dose/0.5 ml of suspension of suspension (flavored)
Bladder, Liver Gallstones
Ursodiol 50 mg. 100 mg, 150 mg, oral capsules
Enalapril Maleate 7.5 mg/ml Oral Suspension
Cyclosporin 1.2% eye drops
Tacrolimus 0.02% eye drops
Tacrolimus 0.03% ointment
Tacrolimus 0.03% oil
Methimazole any dose in oral suspension 1.5 ml (Flavored) or in Lipoderm cream for use in upper, inner ear/.1ml
Diethylstilbestrol 0.5 mg or 1mg capsules
Phenylpropanolamine 12.5 mg/0.1 ml Oral Solution
Phenylpropanolamine HCL 25 mg Capsules
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Budesonide any strength or 1mg oral suspension
Potassium Bromide any strength solution for oral use/ml (Flavored) or any strength oral capsules 50 mg-500 mg capsules
Phenobarbital 200 mg/ml Oral Suspension
Diazepam 15 mg/ml Rectal Gel
Prednisone 2.5 mg-20 mg oral tablets or any strength oral suspension/.5ml oral suspension (Flavored)
Cisapride any strength 1mg-5mg/0.5ml oral suspension (Flavored)
Levothyroxine any strength oral tabs or oral suspension/.5ml (Flavored)