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By Compounding Specialized medications which meet the unique needs of each animal -- Pets, exotics, horses or zoo animals. Our pharmacist can work with you and your veterinarian to optimize patient care.

Flavored Medications - Trying to administer medication to an animal is not always easy. We prepare medications in easy-to-give flavored dosage forms that animals devour. Tuna for cats, liver for dogs, banana or tutti-frutti for exotics.

Medicine in ideal Size and Strength Commercial animal medications may be available in only one size or strength. For example, a tablet may be too large o give to a cat, yet many tablets may be needed for a horse. We can create a preparation which contains the most appropriate dose for a specific animal. The active ingredient(s) can usually be administered by various routes. (oral, transdermal, otic, etc.), so we compound numerous dosage forms that are just right for specific animals - such as medicated chewable "treats", liquid concentrates, ear drops and dusting powders. We make medicine much easier to administer and often more economical.

Transdermal Medications - Have you ever thought about applying a transdermal preparation to the inside of an animal's ear or another hairless area as an alternate route for systemic absorption? It's transdermal bases. Transdermal delivery is particularly useful for animals who should not be stressed due to cardiovascular or hypertensive illness. Also, it is appreciated by owners who medicated . and the resulting scratches! We can also prepare topical medications for application at the site of inflammation or infection.

Unavailable Medications - Manufacturers often stop producing medicines and dosage forms which are unprofitable to market due to low demand. However, there is still the occasional need for such products. Perhaps a veterinary formulation is unavailable, and for one reason or another, the human preparation just won't do. We can obtain necessary pharmaceutical grade chemicals, and from them compound individualized dosage forms that may even be superior to the discontinued formulation for use in a particular animal 

Combination needed?  The ideal preparation may need to contain several ingredients o treat a variety of symptoms. For example, an animal nay have skin problems. Yet using three medicines from separate containers can be inconvenient and more costly. We can compound the needed concentrations of compatible medications into a single, easy-to-use preparation. Similarly, we can prepare a medicated treat or other dosage form containing multiple drugs to simplify administrations.

Novel Devices and delivery systems.  In addition to customized medications, we offer a variety of unique dispensing devices to simplify administration and improve compliance. For example, oral and topical syringes provide a simple means of accurately measuring and administering medication, and are particularly useful when the dose is fluctuating. Accordion like puffers are ideal for applying powder to difficult-to-reach areas
like the ear canal. A dauber bottle is excellent for topical application, such as painting medication on a hoof. Sustained release dosage forms can alto be compounded.

These are the most commonly used active ingredients for veterinary medicine

  • Amitriptyline HCL
  • Cisapride
  • DES (Diethylstilbestrol)
  • Enrofloxacin
  • Furosemide
  • Methimazole
  • PPA (Phenylpropanolamine HCL)
  • Piroxicam
  • Potassium Bromide
  • Ursidiol