Antibiotics and Pets


Hello again from the Compound Lab! I’ve talked about many different types of vet medicines over the past few weeks, but there’s a huge category I haven’t mentioned: antibiotics.


Just like people, pets can be infected with bacteria or parasites that require antibiotic treatment. While there are some antibiotics that work for both humans and animals, many antibiotics don’t. This means it’s important to only treat animals with antibiotics that a vet has prescribed; otherwise you may delay the medicine they actually need—or even worse, give them medicine that is harmful.


Metronidazole, chloramphenicol, and tylosin are the most common antibiotics we’ve made in the past. In the past week, we’ve also gained access to enrofloxacin. These are just a few examples; we can make much more!


Our prices are very affordable (as low as $20 for a course), and being a local pharmacy means we can make many antibiotics same-day. And when treating an infection, time can be off the essence; you don’t want to be stuck waiting for a far-off lab to ship it to you!


Hopefully none of your animals ever need an antibiotic—but if you do, please let us help!As always, we're available in the lab Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm. Or you can email me anytime at brandon.ladage@belewdrugs.com.

We’d love to hear from you!

Until next time,

Brandon


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