Compounding

Compounding

Compounding is the art and science of preparing customised medications for patients.

Solving dosage problems

Just like their owners, animals are individual and unique. They come in different shapes and sizes, and as a result, not all commercially available medicines are appropriate for every pet. That’s where compounding is especially helpful. In this situation, your veterinarian can prescribe the specific amount of medication that is exactly right for your pet’s size and condition.

Flavoured Medicine

A pet who refuses to take medication because of the taste is a prime opportunity for compounding. Cats don’t like pills, but they do like tuna. Dogs don’t appreciate a traditional solution of medication being squirted into their mouth, but they’ll take it gladly when it’s flavored with meat or part of a tasty biscuit or treat. By working closely with your veterinarian, a compounding pharmacist can prepare medicines in easy-to-give flavored dosage forms that animals happily take.

Commercially Unavailable Medicine

From time to time, a manufacturer may discontinue a veterinary medication. Often this is because it is not needed in the vast quantities necessary to make mass production cost-effective, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t still some pets that need it. When that medication has worked well for animals, a compounding pharmacist can prepare a prescription for the discontinued product – and tailor the strength, dosage form, and flavour to that pet’s specific needs.

We do not compound medicines, however we can organise for a compounding pharmacy to contact you so that they may tailor a solution for your pet's individual requirements. Please use this link to lodge an enquiry, and make sure to attach your pet's prescription so you may be accurately quoted.