Make medicine time a treat.
Your pets are special. Their medication should be, too.
Compounding, or the preparation of customized medications, is an increasingly popular solution to veterinary patient and human patient problems. When it comes to things like skin rashes, heart conditions, cancer, and diabetes, animals and humans have a lot in common. Giving pets medications presents a unique set of challenges that can often be addressed through compounding.
Problem, Meet Solution
Cats are notorious for refusing to swallow pills and they’ll usually eat right around one disguised in food. Administration can be equally as tricky with dogs- a dose of medication that is therapeutic for an 80-pound Golden Retriever could be deadly for a six-pound Yorkie. Large and exotic pets such as horses, rabbits, birds, ferrets and reptiles, all pose a variety of different medication challenges, too. The solution is often the same for them all; veterinary compounding.
A pharmacy that cares for your pets
A veterinarian working closely with a compounding pharmacist can help make medication administration easier for both you and your pet.
In good taste
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 gladly take it 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 tasty, fruit-flavored, concentrated solution.
A compounding pharmacist can work closely with your vet to prepare medication in easy-to-give, flavored dosage forms that pets of all kinds will happily devour.
Pets come in all shapes and sizes, and my be sensitive to ingredients like lactose. It makes sense that commercially available medication isn’t always appropriate for each and every pet.
At MT Compounding we can prescribe a treat or liquid with the exact ingredients, flavor and dose that’s right for your pet.
Ask your vet or pharmacist about compounded medications today.