Compounded Pet Medications: Custom Flavoring & Form

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Medicines Made For Pets

According to a study by the American Veterinary Medical Association, 51.8% of New Hampshire households own a pet. 23.7% of New Hampshire households own a dog, and 36.4% own a cat.

With so many pet owners in New Hampshire alone, finding the right solutions for their animals’ well-being may be challenging. Luckily, there’s compounded medication for pets, which may be the answer to addressing long-standing challenges when it comes to pets and their health. Many times, commercially available medications are not made to cater to animals’ needs.

Sometimes, taking medicine can be pretty unpleasant for us humans as we all know. Same goes for our animal friends. Many resist taking the medicine and can even make it dangerous for owner when they bite or scratch trying to avoid the medication.

So let’s look at ways that compounded pet medications may help out pet loving owners.

What is Compounded Medication for Pets and How Does It Work?

It’s important to get some basics down right off the bat. Compounding means customizing the medicine to the particular need of the patient. When it comes to compounded medications, a prescription is ordered by the doctor or vet with a specific strength, form and free from allergens. 

LEARN MORE:

If you’re curious about Medication Compounding for people and in general, here’s our short intro: What is Compounding?

If you’re a veterinarian excited to help out pets with customized solutions, register here so you can use our veterinary prescription order form: Veterinary Practice Registration

Top Compounded Medication for Pets

It depends on the type of pet but the top three veterinary drugs compounded are: 

  • potassium bromide oral solution for canine epilepsy, 
  • methimazole solution used to treat hyperthyroidism in cats, and 
  • metronidazole suspension, an antibiotic used to treat diarrhea and other infections in both dogs and cats.

The top compounded medication administration route for animals is oral (88%). The oral route can come in several forms that makes administration and compliance easier such as custom flavoring, custom shapes and textures, liquids and solids.  Other forms are available to best address your pets limitations.

As for the conditions, the most commonly prescribed preparations belonged to the central nervous system (39%), anti-infective agents (21%), and hormones (12%) therapeutic categories.

Source: NIH

Compounding might help address a variety of serious medical conditions in pets, but also plays a role in general health.

Preventative and Maintenance Care

Addressing fleas, ticks, or even just smelliness, there are over the counter solutions available from Eastern States Compounding.

In the spirit of quick and easy cleans, The Dog Whisperer® No Rinse Waterless Shampoo is the thing for your feisty doggos afraid of traditional baths. 

Another quick fix, but this time for the ears, Senses Natural Ear Mist for Pets is just all natural medicinal coconut oil.

Last but not least, something to take care of day to day ticks and fleas, YaYa Dog Whisperer’s Complete Triple Pack System will get your furry friends protected from common pests that could harm you too.

Eastern States Compounding Medication for Pets

Eastern States Compounding Pharmacy works with veterinarians, pet owners, zoos, and animal rescues to get animals the care they need.

Our friendly pharmacists will help you out every step of the way for any questions you may have about compounding medication for pets.

It’s time we get the kind of well-rounded customized care our pets need.

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