How important is compounding for pets?
From a veterinarian's perspective
How often do you have to cut pills because they are manufactured as one large pill size with the “average-size” dog in mind? More often than not, these pill pieces are not going to be exactly equal in size. How often do owners complain that their cats have started foaming in the mouth because of the bitter pills that you’ve prescribed and they aren’t sure how much it actually received because some of it got spat out? Wouldn't you love a transdermal option for some drugs that are required for the animals that need treatment for chronic conditions? Owner compliance is the number one reason why pets do not receive the treatment necessary to obtain optimal animal health. By increasing owner compliance, it will allow for better treatment outcomes for these animals.
From an owner's perspective
The vet prescribed pills for your pet cat, Max, and the directions were to give it to him twice a day for 5 days. He told you to just put it in his mouth and feed it to him. However, when you go home and try this, Max spits it out! You hold his mouth shut the next time, yet this still fails… he spits it out again! By now, the coating of the tablet is no longer intact and is dissolving in your hands and breaking apart. Max has already ran away anyways, so what could you have done? Maybe you can try putting it in his food dish. Then you notice he has eaten all around the pill and left the pill in the food dish. This doesn’t work either. Wouldn’t you love a tasty tuna flavored pill so Max would eat it without a fight? Our compounding specialists can help.
Reasons to compound for your pet