Medicating your pet doesn’t have to be a ruff time
We at The Medicine Store know that four-legged animals are family too. Difficult medication administration can cause trauma to the animal & inadequate dosing. Which is why we value finding the proper medication & dosage form for your pet. We regularly work with veterinarians to come up with the optimum flavor, form of medication & concentration for your pet.
Cats, dogs, exotic pets and even zoo animals also are prime candidates for flavored medication. Cats don’t like pills, but they do like fish. Dogs may not appreciate a squirt of traditional medication into their mouths, but they’ll gladly take it if it tastes like chicken.
Working closely with a pet owner and a veterinarian, a compounding pharmacist can custom-flavor a medication to fit the tastes and preferences of any kinds of animal. There are beef, cheese, chicken and liver flavors for dogs; fish for cats. Horses prefer alfalfa, cherry, apple, carrot and molasses. Even birds, rodents and reptiles have flavor preferences that can be met by a compounding pharmacist.
Like humans, some animals may require alternate medication forms such as pastes, custards, or traditional pet biscuits and treats. Cats are notorious for eating right around a pill disguised in food, but the right combination of flavor and appearance can take the struggle out of medicating your pets.