Veterinary compounding are mixing two injectable drugs, preparing an oral paste or suspension from crushed tablets or adding flavoring to a drug.
“Marley is a 15 year old miniture schnauzer who gets a meloxicam suspension in a yummy chicken flavour specially compounded for her arthritis. Her pain is a lot more managable now and her daily walks have become enjoyable again.”Working closely with a pet owner and veterinarian a compounding pharmacist may assist in the treatment of animals by providing unique dosage forms of medication such as transdermal treatment and improving the taste and texture of oral medications to suit a particular animal. There’s beef, cheese, chicken and liver for dogs and cats. Horses prefer alfalfa, cherry, apple, carrot and molasses.
Veterinary Compounding may include the following:
Sugar-free medications for diabetic pets
Transdermal gels as an alternative delivery system