Challenges in Veterinary Medicine
One of the biggest challenges in animal medication therapy is the fact that most drug products are manufactured with the intended use for humans, not animals. We can compound medication suitable to be administered to the animal needing customised therapy, for both pets and livestock.
Some of the commpon concerns for compounding animals that we can address are:
Dosing commerical medications for animals can be quite challenging, especially if small amounts are desired or the dose required is not easily manipulated from the strength/concentration available commercially.
This is especially concerning with drugs associated with a narrow therapeutic index, and the risks of 'rounding up' can be problematic for animals. We can compound medication in the appropriate strength to mimise the risk of adverse effects from an accidental overdose.
We offer a wide variety of dosing formats, which can be customised to both the species being treated and the individual animal's habits. Examples of commonly prescribed dose forms include:
Topical or transdermal preparations
Powders (to be mixed with food)
We also ensure appropriate animal compatibility for ingredients to avoid toxicity issues.
Animal taste preferences vary both between species and even between individual animals of the same species. Our compounding allows for flavours to be altered to what best suits the animal, which will lead to increased compliance and ease of administration by the owner.