Pets are members of the family, and Veterinary compounding allows for custom dosage forms that may be individualized to suit each pet’s particular preferences and make easier for an owner to administer.
One of the challenges of administering medication to a pet is finding a dosage form and a vehicle suitable for each individual animal. Sometimes oral dosage forms aren’t an acceptable option. Some medications for pets can be incorporated into transdermal gels that are applied to the inside flap of the ear, minimizing the stress for both owner and pet.
Examples of commonly compounded preparations include:
- Creams, ointments and lotions
- Flavoured capsules to be sprinkled on food
- Ophthalmic preparations
- Commercially unavailable medications
- Transdermal gels
- Chewable flavoured treats
- Rectal suppositories and gels
- Medication combinations
For a compounding pharmacist, there is no greater satisfaction than the grateful pet owner’s call to thank you for helping them and their sick pet.