We aren't only talking about human beings. As any animal lover knows, our pets are integral parts of our lives and our families. Though we aren't related by blood (and aren't even the same species), the familial ties that are forged are extremely powerful.
As pet owners, we do everything we can to ensure the health and well-being of our furry family members. When they get sick or injured, it is up to us to provide them with the veterinary care they need. As devout animal lovers ourselves, the team at the Lime in the Coconut Specialty Compounding Pharmacy is proud to help with these efforts.
What Is Veterinary Compounding?
Compounding is the art of formulating each prescription medication specifically for its intended patient. Because every patient is wonderfully unique, the dosage amounts found in standardized medication cannot possibly account for every patient's individual needs. As a result, patients often suffer a variety of undesirable side effects when taking their medications.
It shouldn't come as a surprise that this same logic applies to medication for pets as well as medication for humans. Your pet is one-of-a-kind. At our compounding pharmacy in central Missouri, we not only recognize your pet's uniqueness - we celebrate it. Our job is to make your pet's prescription so that it addresses her unique, individual needs.
Advantages of Veterinary Compounding
When it comes to veterinary medicine, compounding offers several distinct advantages. Here are a few examples.
1. Accessing Commercially Unavailable Medications.
Standardized medication is designed to treat most people, most of the time. The same applies to standardized medication for pets. Sometimes, the best medicine for your pet will be something that is currently not manufactured or sold by standardized pharmaceutical companies. Because we make each medication specifically for each animal, we may be able to formulate a prescription that would not be available elsewhere.
2. Adjusting Specific Dosage Amounts.
Pets will need different medication strengths depending on their sizes and the severity of their conditions. We can adjust your pet's dosage amounts to meet her specific needs.
3. Adjusting Dosage Forms.
Oral medication must pass through the digestive system before it can be delivered to the part of the body it is intended to treat. Consequently, it may not be the most effective way to treat certain conditions. We can compound your pet's medication as a transdermal gel that can absorb into the skin directly on the affected area. We have access to safe, non-toxic creams that are designed specifically for animals.
4. Masking Unpleasant Flavors.
If you've ever tried to give your pet medication before, you know that getting them to consume nasty-tasting medicine is often easier said than done. At our Lake of the Ozarks veterinary compounding pharmacy, we can flavor your pet's medication so that she will happily accept it as a tasty treat.
Contact The Lime For More Information!
We recognize the important roles your pets hold in your family, and it is our honor and privilege to help support and protect the health of your furry family members. If you have questions or would like to learn more about the advantages of veterinary compounding, please don't hesitate to reach out to our Mid-Missouri compounding pharmacy.
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111 Crossings West, Suite 6
PO Box 2145
Lake Ozark, MO 65049
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