Veterinary

Compounding is beneficial to animals that have unique needs that cannot be met by commercially available medications. We work with pet owners and veterinarians to compound medications that are easy to administer and meet the exact needs of each animal.

 

How does compounding help animals?

 

Flavoring

 

Medications can be made to taste more appetizing to pets by adding flavors such as tuna, liver, and chicken.

 

Medication formats

 

It’s often difficult if not near impossible to have an animal swallow a pill. First Care Pharmacy can convert medications into a topical gel or cream that can be easily applied to inside an animal’s ear or directly to the skin to effectively deliver the medication. Liquids, chewable treats and powders can also be compounded for easy administration.

 

Medication dosages

 

First Care Pharmacy custom prepares doses of medications based on the weight of the animal. Often commercially manufactured dosages may be too large or too small to fit the animal’s needs (e.g. a Great Dane needs a different medication dosage than a Shih Tzu).

Commercially unavailable drugs

 

First Care Pharmacy makes medications that are not commercially available, either because the medication is back-ordered or discontinued.

 

First Care Pharmacy prepares medications for the following conditions:

 

  • Bacterial infections

  • GI conditions

  • Thyroid disease

  • Fleas

  • Pain

  • Arthritis

 

First Care Pharmacy specializes in the following compounded medications for cats, dogs, birds and other animals:

 

  • Antibiotics

  • Antidepressants

  • Anti-fungal therapies

  • Anti-viral medications

  • Analgesics

  • Thyroid medications

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