Compounded Veterinary Medicine: It Makes A Difference.
Many times a veterinary medication is no longer made by the manufacturer, or an animal is unable to take the medication in the form that is commercially available. In these instances, a Veterinarian will contact a compounding pharmacy, like Wellness Pharmacy®, to provide solutions to these challenges.
Wellness Pharmacy® can:
- Customize dosages and strengths of medications
- Add flavoring to medications to make them more palatable
- Create alternate dosage forms
- Compound discontinued or hard to find medications
The Triad Relationship:
Veterinarians, Pharmacists, and pet owners work together to improve the lives of animals by formulating ways to make medications that appeal to both pet and owner. This is called the triad relationship and is considered the foundation of specialized compounded veterinary preparations.
When Veterinarians need alternative ways to treat their patients they turned to a licensed compounding pharmacy for medicine problem solving. Once the medicine is determined, the pet owner, Veterinarian and Pharmacists identify the best delivery option.
Wellness acknowledges how important our role is in the triad relationship. We maintain open and constant communication with the Veterinarians and their staff, answering any questions that may arise and aspiring to meet their patients’ needs. Our staff is dedicated to a total approach of professionalism.
Wellness Pharmacy® has extensive experience formulating pharmaceutical prescriptions to enhance the treatment of veterinary patients.
If you are looking for an alternative to oral medications, transdermal gels may be a delivery form to consider. Wellness can use the active ingredients of a medication and create a gel which is absorbed through the skin when rubbed into the animal’s ear or a shaved area.
In some cases, capsules may be an easier medicating option. Encapsulation can be helpful to combine several ingredients. Also, many discontinued or no longer commercially available drugs are compounded into capsule form.
To administer oral liquid medications to an animal more easily, you should consider adding a flavor enhancer to the medication. Wellness has more than 100 flavors available to chose from including fish, liver, beef, chicken, peanut butter, banana and bubble gum. Most common veterinary preparations can be formulated into oral suspensions or solutions.
Wellness Pharmacy® offers Nordic Naturals fish oil products. The health promoting Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil are EPA and DHA. They are important in supporting healthy skin, coat, joints, brain, heat, eyes, as well as your pets energy level.
The Wellness Difference:
As your leading compounding pharmacy, we realize it is important to stay abreast of the needs and discoveries of veterinary preparations through continuing education. Wellness Pharmacy® is the only pharmacy that continually supports and sponsors veterinary educational programs throughout the Southeast. Also, our staff takes advantage of educational programs through the Professional Compounding Centers of America (PCCA) as well as many other educational programs.
At Wellness Pharmacy®, our commitment to animals goes beyond the inside of our pharmacy and actually reaches out into our community. We are members or financially support many non-profit organizations such as The Birmingham Zoo, Birmingham Feline Fanciers, Hand-in-Paw Therpay Animals, and several local animal shelters.