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Your pets are special.
Their medication should be, too.

Pets are family, and you want them to have medical treatment that’s as targeted 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 pet to swallow a pill, and you’ll start to understand the advantages of compounding for pets.

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Just like their owners, pets are unique, they come in all shapes and sizes.

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What is Compounding?

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, eye and ear infections, heart conditions, cancer, and diabetes, animals and humans have a lot in common. But giving pets medication presents a unique set of challenges.

Problem, Meets Solution

Cats are notorious for refusing to swallow pills (you probably have the scratches to prove it), and they’ll usually eat right around one disguised in food. Administration can be equally tricky with dogs — a dose of therapeutic medication 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. But the solution is often the same for them all - veterinary compounding.

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Innovative Solution for Pet Wound
Introducing the Polyox Bandage

An example of the unique solutions to pet wounds is the  Polyox bandage  which is a compounded powder often dispensed in a collapsible bottle (pictured above) that allows the patient to puff the custom medication directly onto a wound.

  • Superior to traditional bandages
  • Stays in place for a guaranteed 4-hours even if rubbed or licked

For example, applying the bandage to a “hot spot” on a dog can aid in the healing. Our pharmacists can add diphenhydramine (bitter taste) as a deterrent to lick the wound.

Tailored Medications for Your Pet's Unique Needs: Customized Solutions for Optimal Treatment

We specialize in customizing medications in unique dosages and forms to meet your pet’s individual needs. In many cases, we can create medications that are not available in standard forms, allowing us to craft a treatment program specifically tailored to your pet.
Compounding is a safe, effective, and cost-effective way to provide your pet with the best possible care. With our customized medications, your pet can reach their full potential and enjoy a healthier, happier life.

Our experienced staff can provide specialized medications for a wide variety of conditions, including:

  • GI Disorders
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Neurological Conditions
  • Pain Management
  • Skin Conditions
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Urinary Tract Problems
  • Cancer Therapies

Finding veterinary patient solutions is a team effort. Talk to your vet today about how a compound may help your healthcare outcome!

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