How Compound Pharmacies Help Pet Owners
When pets need medication for an illness or other medical problem, getting them to take it can be a challenge. There’s also the risk of health issues that come from taking some over-the-counter or mass-produced medications. Compound pharmacies provide pet owners with specially formulated medications that are safer and easier for pets to take. These pharmacies offer the following benefits when it comes to pet medications.
Easier to Administer
Trying to have pets take long or large pills can be a problem. Some pets refuse to take these pills at all, so pet owners have to resort to sneaky ways to administer them. There’s always the risk that pets won’t end up taking these pills or tablets, even when they’re hidden in food. In other cases, pills or tablets are tiny, and pet owners need to give multiple ones at a time, which is also challenging.
Compound pharmacies can create a customized medication that’s easier for pets to take. This might mean making a chewable or liquid form or pills or tablets that are a more convenient size for pets. Having this form of medication helps ensure that pets are getting the right dosage needed to treat a medical condition or illness.
Mass-produced medications and over-the-counter ones often have a flavor that pets find unpalatable. This can make it harder to get pets to take their medication. Compound pharmacies can add flavors to medication that pets find irresistible, such as chicken or cheese for dogs or seafood for cats. Having this improved flavor makes it much easier to administer medication to pets since they might not even realize that they’re taking it. They might see it as a special treat for them to enjoy instead.
Some commercial medications aren’t safe or appropriate for certain pets to take. Since each pet has individual needs and considerations regarding medical care, these medications might not offer the proper dosage, or they might contain ingredients that pets are sensitive or even allergic to. Compound pharmacies can formulate medications that are safer for pets to take, eliminating concerns about adverse reactions, allergic reactions and side effects.
Compound pharmacies can also provide pets with medications that are no longer available over-the-counter or via prescription. These mass-produced medications might have been discontinued for a number of reasons. Going to a compound pharmacy means that owners can still get these medications since pharmacists can create them with the right ingredients. Compounding pharmacies can also combine medications into one dose, which can be more convenient to administer than individual doses.
If your pet needs medication, we can formulate the best dosage in a form that your pet will be happy to take! Contact Arena District Pharmacy to learn more, so you don’t have to sneak medication.