This is post #11; previous posts can be found earlier on our page (look for them on Fridays!).Today, I’m continuing our discussion on veterinary compounds by focusing on its unique challenges.In some ways, compounding for animals can be like compounding for kids: both can be extra picky about how their medicine tastes. Some of you may have struggled with this before—you give your pet their medicine, and seconds later, they spit it back out at you.Fortunately, we have a couple of solutions. The easiest is to compound medicine into a transdermal gel that is applied directly to the skin. Unfortunately, this is only used in cats, and isn’t compatible with all medicines. Another option is to do medicated pet treats, which I’ll focus on more in a future post.Our most common solution, though, is to give medicine in a liquid form with pet-friendly flavors. We have chicken, beef, fish, bacon, and peanut butter flavors on hand, and we can even order more exotic flavors like venison, liver, lamb, duck, rabbit, shrimp, and turkey! Plus, we can compound most medicine so that it only requires a single milliliter or less of liquid per dose (this means no huge amounts for your pet to have to choke down!).With so many flavor options to choose from, it's rare to have an animal that doesn’t like at least one of them. If you have a picky pet, we’d love to help turn your dosing struggle into a dosing breeze.As always, we're available in the lab Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm. Or you can email me anytime at email@example.com. We’d love to hear from you!
Until next time,
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