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We offer solutions to problems by compounding specialized medications which meet the unique needs of each animal- pets, exotics, horses, or zoo animals.

Flavored medications
Trying to administer medication to an animal is not always easy. We prepare medications in easy-to-give flavored dosage forms that animals devour. Tuna for cats, liver for dogs, banana or tutti fruitti for exotics.

Medicine in ideal size, strength, and dosage form

Commercial animal medications may be available in only one size or strength. For example, a tablet may be too large to give to a cat, yet many tablets may be needed for a horse. We can create a preparation which contains the most appropriate dose for a specific animal. The active ingredient(s) can usually be administered by various routs (oral, transdermal, otic, etc.), so we compound numerous dosage forms that are just right for specific animals-such as medicated chewable “treats”, liquid concentrates, ear drops and dusting powders. We make medicine much easier to administer and often more economical.

Transdermal medications

Have you ever thought about applying a transdermal preparation to the inside of an animal’s ear or another hairless area as an alternate route for systemic absorption? It’s quick and easy, and many medications are compatible with transdermal bases. Transdermal delivery is particularly useful for animals who should not be stressed due to cardiovascular or hypertensive illness. Also, it is appreciated by owners who no longer have to deal with an animal who resists being medicated, and the resulting scratches! We can also prepare topical medications for application at the site of inflammation or infection.

Unavailable Medication

Manufacturers often stop producing medicines and dosage forms which are unprofitable to market due to low demand. However, there is still the occasional need for such products. Perhaps a veterinary formulation is unavailable, and for one reason or another, the human preparation just won’t do. We can obtain the necessary pharmaceutical grade ingredients, and from them compound individualized dosage forms that may even be superior to the discontinued formulation for use in a particular animal.

Combination needed

The ideal preparation may need to contain several ingredients to treat a variety of symptoms. For example, an animal may have skin problems that do not respond to a single-ingredient preparation. Yet, using three medicines from separate containers can be inconvenient and more costly. We can compound the needed concentrations of compatible medications into a single, easy-to-use preparation. Similarly, we can prepare a medicated treat or other dosage form containing multiple drugs to simplify administration.

Novel devices and delivery systems

In addition to customized medications, we offer a variety of unique dispensing devices to simplify administration and improve compliance. For example, oral and topical syringes provide a simple means of accurately measuring and administering medication, and are particularly useful when the dose is fluctuating. Accordion-like puffers are ideal for applying powder to difficult-to-reach areas like the ear canal. A dauber bottle is excellent for topical application, such as painting medication on a hoof. Sustained release dosage forms can also be compounded.

Compounding combines an ageless art with the latest medical knowledge and state-of-the-art technology, allowing specially trained professionals to prepare customized medications to meet each patient’s specific needs.

We work together with veterinarians and their clients to optimize patient care.

Let us know how we can help you and the animals in your care
Preparation of these specialized medications requires chemicals and equipment that are not available in most pharmacies. Our pharmacists have received extensive additional training in compounding techniques and have a support network that generates a constant exchange of ideas and innovations. Your questions are welcome.

The possibilities are endless-bring us your medication problems.

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