What is Compounding?

Compounding is a long standing pharmacy practice and involves the process of preparing customized medications to meet individual patient’s unique needs. In recent years, the role of compounding pharmacies has expanded in many countries, such as the United States, United Kingdom and Australia, as modern technology, innovative techniques, and research allow more pharmacists to effectively compound customized medications.

Benefits of Compounded Medications

Veterinary compounding offers valuable benefits to today’s pet owners, providing them with high quality, customized compounded formulations that are safe, efficacious, and easy to administer.

  • No More Dosage Problems

    Most medicines manufactured by pharmaceutical companies are designed for human use, and as a result, not all commercially available medicines are appropriate for your pet. Cutting a tablet down to the size for your pet can be difficult and time consuming, as well as creating potential problems such as inaccurate dosing and contamination. Compounding is especially helpful in this situation as your veterinarian can prescribe a suitable dosage form with the amount of medication that is exactly right for your pet’s size and condition.

  • Flavoured Medications

    Pets often refuse to take medications because of the taste. Our pharmacists can prepare flavoured, easy-to-give medications that your pet is happy to take. This will help alleviate stress when giving medications to your pet, which in turn improves drug compliance and treatment outcome.

  • Commercially Unavailable Medicines

    Medications may become discontinued or short supply from time to time, and when the medication your pet needs become commercially unavailable, our pharmacists can provide you with continued access to the medication by compounding.

  • Understanding the Unique Needs of Your Pet

    Like humans, every animal is unique and requires individual needs. Our pharmacists will collaborate with your veterinarian to tailor customized medications for animals of all sizes and species, including dogs, cats, small mammals, reptiles and birds.