Customized solutions to medication problems
We offer solutions to problems
- by compounding specialized medications which meet the unique need of each animal - pets, exotics, horses, or zoo animals.
Trying to administer medication to an animal is not always easy. We prepare medications in easy-to-give flavored dosage forms that animals devour. Tuna for cats, liver for dogs, banana or tutti frutti for exotics.
Medicine in ideal size, strength, and dosage form
Commercial animal medications may be available in only one size or strength. For example, a tablet may be too large to give a cat, but an excessive amount may be needed for a horse. We can create a preparation which contains the most appropriate dosage for a specific animal. We make medicine much easier to administer and often more economical. We can compound numerous dosage forms that are just right for specific animals - from medicated chewable "treats" to liquid concentrates, from ear drops to dusting powders. The active ingredient can usually be administered by various routes (oral, transdermal, otic, etc.).
Have you ever thought about applying a transdermal preparation to the inside of an animal's ear or another hairless area as an alternate route for systemic absorption? It's quick and easy, and many medications are compatible with transdermal bases. Transdermal delivery is particularly useful for animals who should not be stressed to do cardiovascular or hypertensive illness.Also, it is appreciated by owners who no longer have to deal with an animal who resists being medicated, and the resulting scratches! We can also prepare topical medications for application at the site of inflammation or infection.
Manufacturers often stop producing medications and dosage forms which are unprofitable to market due to low demand. However, there is still the occasional need for such products. Perhaps a veterinary formulation is unavailable, and for one reason or another, the human preparation just won't do. We can obtain the necessary pharmaceutical grade chemicals, and from them compound individualized dosage forms that may even be superior to the discontinued formulation for that use in a particular animal.
The ideal preparation may need to contain several ingredients to treat a variety of symptoms. For example, an animal may have skin problems that do not respond to a single-ingredient preparation. Yet using three medicines from separate containers can be inconvenient and costly. We can compound the needed concentrations of all three medications into a single, easy-to-use preparation. In a similar manner, we can prepare solutions containing more than one medication for delivery my nebulizer.
Novel devices and delivery systems
In addition to customized medications, we offer a variety of unique dispensing devices to simplify administration and improve compliance. For example, oral and topical syringes provide a simple means of accurately measuring and administering medication, and are particularly useful when the dose is fluctuating. Accordion-like puffers are ideal for applying powder to difficult-to-reach areas like the ear canal. A dauber bottle is excellent for topical application, such as painting medication on a hoof. Sustained release dosage forms can also be compounded.
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