What Exactly is Veterinary Compounding?

What Exactly is Veterinary Compounding?

Veterinary compounding is a safe and effective way to provide specialized medication for our furry (or scaley) family member. Compounded medications are made by a licensed pharmacist, who works closely with veterinarians to create customized treatments for animals. These medications are tailored to meet the specific needs of each individual pet, whether it be a different dosage form, strength, or flavor.

Custom Dosage Form: One of the main benefits of veterinary compounding is that it allows your veterinarian to prescribe an alternative form of the medicine. We often hear from a customer that their cat can’t swallow a pill. Taylors can compound an alternative form of the medicine, like tuna flavored chew treat or a marshmallow suspension. This allows for easier administration and better compliance with treatment. It’s a win-win for you and your pet!

Custom Strength: Another benefit of compounds is that the strength can be customized for the size of your pet. Would you give a 5lb Yorkie and a 150lb mastiff the same strength of a drug? We wouldn’t either. That’s why Taylors can custom make the exact strength of medicine that your pet needs, down to the decimal place.

Custom Flavor: One of our favorite parts of veterinary compounds is that we can create a medicine that your pet will actually want to eat! No more hiding pills in peanut butter – we can create dozens of flavors. From chicken and bacon to butterscotch and watermelon, we can surely find a flavor your pet will be excited about.

Interested in learning more about compounded veterinary medicine? Give us a call and we’ll help you understand your options and best next steps.

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