veterinary medicine pharmacy

Veterinary Medicine

Humans aren’t the only ones who have specific medication needs; we compound for pets, too! Veterinary compounding is a specialized field that requires unique training, equipment, and chemicals not found in traditional pharmacies.

Tipton Compounding Pharmacy can provide solutions to treat animal medication problems.

As any pet owner is well aware, animals can be extremely difficult to treat with medications. Cats are notorious for refusing to swallow pills and will usually eat right around one disguised in food. Dosages can be very tricky with dogs – a dose of medication that works for an 80-pound Golden Retriever may be far too much for a 6-pound Yorkie to handle. Large and exotic pets pose many unique medication challenges. A compounding pharmacist is equipped to help them all!

  • Cats
  • Dogs
  • Horses
  • Rabbits
  • Birds
  • Ferrets
  • Reptiles
  • Even animals in zoos and aquariums!

The pet who refuses to take medication because of the taste is a prime candidate for compounding. Cats don’t like pills, but they do like tuna. Dogs don’t appreciate a traditional solution of medication being squirted into their mouth, but they’ll take it gladly when it’s flavored with meat or part of a yummy treat. Birds cannot take large volumes of liquid medication, but they will accept a small dose of a tasty, fruit-flavored, concentrated solution. By working closely with your veterinarian, a compounding pharmacist can prepare medicines in easy-to-give flavored dosage forms that animals happily devour, whether your pet is a cat, dog, bird, ferret, or snake.

Flavors include:
  • Chicken
  • Liver
  • Beef
  • Bacon
  • Tuna
  • Fish
  • Tutti Frutti
  • Vanilla / Butternut
  • Apple
  • Banana
  • Peanut Butter

Dosage forms include:
  • Transdermal Gels
  • Animal Treats
  • Flavored Oral Suspensions
  • Thermoreversable, Bioadhesive Gels
  • Capsules