Compounding for Pets

In every field of medicine, there are some pets who don’t respond to traditional methods of treatment. Sometimes they need medicine at strengths that are not manufactured by drug companies, or perhaps they simply need a different method of ingesting a medication due to physical impairment or taste.

Pharmaceutical compounding meets these needs. It provides a way for veterinarians and compounding pharmacists to customise an individualised prescription for the specific need of your family pet. From combining multiple medications into a single convenient dosage or altering the flavour of the medication, compounding provides solutions not easily met by commercial products.

Most commonly your pet won’t take the medication because of the taste. Compounding may assist by adding a flavour that your pet is used to such as chicken, veal or tuna.

Recent compounded items include:

  • Ampicillin suspension *
  • Cisapride suspension *
  • Clomipramine suspension *
  • Dehorning paste
  • Dexmethasone ear drops *
  • Eza-Cough mixture
  • Famciclovir suspension *
  • Fluoxetine suspension *
  • Frusemide solution *
  • Gabapentin suspension *
  • Melatonin suspension *
  • Methimazole cream/gel *
  • Metoclopramide liquid
  • Mirtazapine suspension
  • Nerve and Stress relieve powder
  • Palmitoylethanolamide capsules (see PEA)
  • PEA capsules (300mg and more)
  • Piroxicam capsules *
  • Potassium bromide capsules
  • Telmisartan suspension *
  • Trazodone suspension *
  • Trilostane capsules/suspension *
  • Zinc solution

* = Vet prescription required