The practice of pharmacy compounding is becoming a popular solution to veterinary problems. Its resurgence in recent years extends valuable benefits to today’s pet owners. Animals often have variations of the same diseases humans can have, including skin rashes, eye and ear infections, heart conditions, cancer, and diabetes. Medicating pets presents unique problems that often are best dealt with through compounding.
The Compounding Solution:
As any Veterinarian is well aware, animals can be extremely difficult to treat with medications. Treating large and exotic pets can create many unique medication challenges for veterinarians and pet owners alike. With the assistance of a TruCare compounding pharmacist, you can create unique medication solutions for a large variety of animals, such as;
- Even Animals in Zoos and Aquariums!
A pet that refuses to take medication because of the taste is a prime opportunity for compounding. By working closely with you, the veterinarian, we are able to prepare medicines in easy-to-give, flavored dosage forms that animals will happily devour, whether it’s a cat, dog, bird, ferret, or snake.
Solving Dosage Problems:
Just like their owners, animals are individual and unique. They come in different shapes and sizes, and may be sensitive to ingredients like lactose. As a result, not all commercially available medicines are appropriate for every animal. In this situation, with your prescription, we can create a flavored liquid, treat, or other dosage form with the amount of medication that is exactly right for the animal’s size and condition.
Commercially Unavailable Medicine:
From time to time, a manufacturer may discontinue a veterinary medication. Often this is because it is not needed in the vast quantities necessary to make mass production cost-effective, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t still pets that need it. Upon your recommendation, we can prepare a prescription for the discontinued product – and tailor the strength, dosage form, and flavor to that of the pet’s specific needs.