Veterinary Compounding- Making medication a treat for your pet.
The practice of pharmacy compounding is becoming a popular solution to veterinary problems. Compounding is the art and science of preparing customized medications for patients. Its resurgence in recent years extends valuable benefits for today’s pet owners. Animals often have variations of the same diseases humans can have, including skin rashes, eye and ear infections, heart conditions, cancer and diabetes. Medicating our fur babies presents unique problems that often are best dealt with through personalized compounding.
As any pet owner is well aware, animals can be extremely difficult to treat with medications. Cats are notorious for refusing to swallow pills, and usually will eat right around ones disguised in food. Dosages can be very tricky with dogs- a dose of medication that works for an 80-pound Golden Retriever may be far too much for a six pound Yorkie to handle. Large and exotic pets, such as horses, rabbits, birds, ferrets, and reptiles, pose many unique medication challenges. Ward Specialty Pharmacy is equipped to help them all and has knowledge and training in the area of veterinary medications.
Our professional certified pharmacists, technicians have extensive training and experience. As a PCCA member, we continually receive the most up to date training and education in the area of compounded veterinary medications. We dispense the highest quality compounded medications and extensively research and test our formulas for potency and stability. Our state-of-the-art pharmacy helps to ensure that you will receive the highest-quality care.
Ward Specialty Pharmacy adheres and complies with the USP Pharmacopoeia’s Chapter 795 for pharmaceutical Compounding in non-sterile environments, which guidelines pharmacies in applying “good compounding practices in the preparation of non-sterile compounded formulations for dispensing and/or administration to humans or animals.” The safety of our patients and your pets is of most important to our practice and our computerized drug management system can detect hazardous drug interactions and dangerous side effects before they happen.