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Compounding For Pets

Like regular compounding, pet compounding is the process of combining, mixing, or altering ingredients to create a medication tailored to the needs of an individual animal.

The reasons pet compounding medications is necessary are like those for compounding human medications. It is needed when approved drugs need to be modified to sufficiently treat the patient. Common examples of appropriate compounding in veterinary practice are mixing two injectable drugs, preparing an oral paste or suspension from crushed tablets or adding flavoring to a drug.

A veterinarian should prescribe a compounded medication for your pet. No single pet is alike, and even your furry family members have specialized needs when it comes to their health.

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When it comes to your cute animal family members, we strive for the same type of service. We strive to have compounded pet medications ready the next day.

Common Forms of Compounded Pet Medications

Transdermal Medication

 

This is a topical treatment that is made by using the active ingredient of a medication in a gel or cream. It is then administered by rubbing a measured amount onto a hairless area of the pet’s body, such as the inner ear, where the active ingredient is then absorbed. This type of compounded medication is typically chosen for pets what refuse to take pills.

Oral Capsules

 

These are used for combining several ingredients, or to create a new form of discontinued medication. Capsules are sometimes easier for certain pets to swallow, compared to other types of medications.

Flavored Suspensions

 

These are made to make the medication more palatable for the pet. Popular flavor enhancers used for pets include beef, chicken, fish, peanut butter and banana.

Compounded Tablets
and Chews

 

These can come in flavored forms. Some flavored options are designed to dissolve on the tongue for pets that have difficulty swallowing pills or capsules. Soft chews are easier to administer than pills because they are more like treats.