Drug compounding for pets is a convenient, and sometimes much needed, service. It’s the process of combining, mixing, and otherwise alternating original ingredients and/or appearance of medication.
As you most likely know by now, pets don’t always comply, especially when it comes to taking new foods (or shhh… medicine). So, drug compounding for pets comes in real handy. Compounded drugs are typically made by pharmacists, like your friends here, or veterinarians.
The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) permits compounding of animal drugs when the source of the active ingredient is a finished FDA-approved drug.
Benefits of Compounding Pet Medication
Normally, you go to the vet when your pet has an ailment. But, you may be prescribed a drug that you’re unsure about. Even worse, you may be prescribed a medication your pet is definitely unsure of and just won’t take.
In other scenarios, some medications are no longer available or your pet is not compliant with the suggested method of administration. What do you do? Well, you seek the services of a compounding pharmacy! Consider the benefits.
We customize medications for a range of reasons:
- Maybe your pet just won’t accept medication any other way but through their stomach. So, we can concoct a chewable pet treat, making the process simple and painless.
- Maybe your pet is large or small, and the suggested commercial dose isn’t working for them. We can dial-in the right dosage for your pet.
- Maybe your pet is diabetic. We’re ready to serve-up sugar-free versions of just about any medication your pet needs.
- Plenty of pets won’t be pleaded with, fooled, or spoiled into taking meds orally. Therefore, our transdermal gels are gently rubbed into the skin.
Compounded Pet Medications – FAQs
Our pet pharmacy gets a wide variety of questions about compounded pet meds. Below, we answer several of the most frequently asked questions.
How to Get Compounded Pet Meds
Our compounding pharmacists are standing by to concoct a pet medication that you can administer easily and that will ease his or her condition. Talk to a veterinarian about your pet’s ailment, get a written prescription and then contact us if we can customize the medication in any way to your pet’s needs and preferences.
If you have any questions about pet medications in the meantime, fill out our online contact form to get expert advice from a licensed compounding pharmacist.
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