Precision Compounding Pharmacy can formulate special dosage forms of drugs to meet the unique needs of animals and to help the veterinarian solve problems for animals with special medication needs. Additionally, we recognize the need for therapeutic improvisation which has long been a fact of life for veterinarians. Some of the services that our pharmacy provides include:
We understand how finicky animals can be when it comes to their diet. The same problem often occurs when one tries to administer a medication to them. To help in such situations, our compounding pharmacy can prepare medications in a flavored oral dose or transdermal dose can be customized for the animal. Fish flavored medications for cats and liver medications for dogs are readily available. We can prepare pina colada or banana flavored medications for exotic birds.
Often commercially available animal medications come in only one dosage or strength. In order to properly medicate small animals, a reduced dose often must be given. This can be a problem and a potential source of either over or under medicating, if the needed drug only comes in a solid form and given dosage. Our compounding pharmacy can provide the exact amount of medication per dose needed to treat smaller animals. Conversely, we can provide larger than commercially available strengths of medications and can format them into single doses.
Frequently, drug manufacturers will discontinue the production of medications and dosages forms because of low demand and, hence, decrease profit. However, often there is still a need for these products. When a veterinary formulation is not commercially available and there is no human preparation that can be used, we can help. Our compounding pharmacy can obtain the necessary pharmaceutical grade chemicals needed to compound individualized dosage forms that may even out perform the discontinued the discontinued formulation.
At times, it is impossible to open an animal’s mouth in order to administer a needed medication. In such situations, our compounding pharmacy can concentrate a medication in a flavored gel that is then applied to the animal’s paw or fur and thus is administered by licking. Further, medications can be incorporated into rectal suppositories or they can be added to a specially compounded cream, gel or ointment for transdermal absorption.
Some animal problems, such as skin disorders, are often best treated using a combination of several drugs. In order to avoid multiple dosing while achieving cost-savings, our compounding pharmacy can combine the needed concentrations of the required medications into a single, easy-to-use product.
Nearly every type of medication your pet may need can be compounded, including:
Commonly used flavors for veterinarian compounding:
Veterinarians are welcome to contact us for a complete list of veterinary products available for compounding at our pharmacy.