Pharmacy Services

Veterinary Compounding

Peoples Pharmacists are not only trained to compound medications for you, but also for your pet. We know that pets can be valuable members of the family and deserve according care. Veterinary compounding allows for custom dosage forms that may be individualized to suit each pet's particular preferences and easier for an owner to administer, thus increasing compliance.

One of the challenges of veterinary compounding is finding a dosage form and a vehicle suitable for each individual animal. Cats can pose a particular challenge for administration of medicines, as most cat owners will agree. Sometimes oral dosage forms aren't an acceptable option. Some medications for pets can be incorporated into transdermal gels that are applied to the inside flap of the ear, minimizing the stress for both owner and pet.

Examples of commonly compounded preparations include:

  • Creams, ointments and lotions
  • Flavored capsules to be sprinkled on food
  • Ophthalmic preparations
  • Commercially unavailable medications
  • Transdermal gels
  • Chewable flavored treats
  • Rectal suppositories and gels
  • Medication combinations

For a compounding pharmacist, there is no greater satisfaction than the grateful pet owner's call to thank you for helping them and their sick pet. Talk to a Peoples Pharmacist to see how we can help.