Pets are members of the family, and you want them to have medical treatment that’s as attentive and innovative as you expect for yourself. Today’s veterinarians understand this, and many rely on compounding as one way to deliver this advanced level of care. Consider how hard it is to get your cat to swallow a pill, and you’ll start to understand the advantages of compounding for pets.
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 wild about medication being squirted into their mouths, but they’ll take it gladly when it’s meat-flavored or part of a tasty biscuit or treat. 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.
A compounding pharmacist can work closely with your vet to prepare medicines in easy-to-give, flavored dosage forms that pets of all kinds will happily devour.
Just like their owners, pets are unique. They come in all shapes and sizes, and may be sensitive to ingredients like lactose. It makes sense that commercially available medicines aren’t always appropriate for each and every pet. But with compounding, your veterinarian can prescribe a treat, liquid or other dosage form with the exact ingredients, flavor and dose that’s right for your pet.