Understanding Compounded Pet Medications

As a pet owner, you know how difficult it can be to give your pet medication for any type of illness, or even just to treat them for fleas and worms. However, what you may not realize is that it doesn't have to be as difficult as it seems. In fact, you might want to talk with your veterinarian about compounding medications in some instances. Here's a look at some of the ways that compounded pet medications can help you take better care of your furry family members.

Greater Dosage Versatility

When you have a pet that's particularly small or significantly larger than the average, it can be difficult to get the right medication dosage from the products commercially available. As a result, your veterinarian might have a hard time with prescriptions or you might have to break pills in half. Instead of risking the uncertainty of dosing, work with a compounding pharmacy for your pet's medication so that you can get the precise dose you need.

Not only that, but sometimes you can have the medication turned into a liquid that's more concentrated so that you only have to give a small amount per dose. Often, smaller doses are easier to administer, so this could make things much easier.

Alternative Dosing Solutions

If you have a pet that's particularly adept at spitting out pills, or one that can't seem to take a liquid medication, working with a compounding pharmacy may give you the opportunity to get that medication in a different form. Whether you need it turned into an injectable medication or you're looking for a trans-dermal cream, there are solutions for every pet situation when you work with a compounding pharmacy.

Added Flavorings For Ease

Whether you're dealing with medication for cats, dogs, or even birds, a compounding pharmacy can add flavorings to the medication that make it more palatable for any animal. Whether it means adding peanut butter or bacon for dogs, tuna for a cat, or a favorite fruit or vegetable for your bird, compounding pharmacies can meet most any flavoring need for your pet's medication.

Continued Access In Response To Market Changes

Sometimes, certain dosages of medications are no longer offered by manufacturers. If your pet was taking that medication, it can mean having to make changes and hoping that the new medication works. You can avoid this altogether if you work with a compounding pharmacy because they can create the dosage that you need from the medication instead of getting the dosage directly. 

These are just a few of the many ways that compounding pharmacies can help your pets, too. Talk with your vet about it today.