by compunding specialized medications which meet the unique needs of each animal pets, excotics, horses, or zoo animals. Veterinary compounding is our specialty.
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 fruitti for excotics.
Commercial animal medications may be available in only one size or strenth. For example, a tablet may be too large to 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 administred by various routes (oral, trandermal, 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 amke medicine much easier to administer and often more economical.
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 quick and easy, and many medications are compatibel with transdermal bases. Transdermal delivery is particulary useful for animals who should not be stressed due to cardiovascular or hypertensive illness. Also, it is appreciated by owners who no longer have to deal with an animal who resists being medicated, and the resulting scrateches! We can also prepare topical medications for application at the site of inflammation or infections.