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Vet


Compounding Helping Vets and Pets

At WELLHealth Rx we would like our Veterinary compounding service to be viewed NOT as competition with local veterinarians; but rather, compounding allows veterinarians to broaden their prescribing abilities and to offer dosage forms that are patient-specific in strength and formulation. The goal of compounding for the veterinary patient is to enhance the veterinarian’s ability to treat patients in a more effective & efficient manner.

Compounding can make medicating animals easier if the pharmacist prepares flavored chews that animals accept readily. For example, tranquilizing a feral cat with a liver-flavored chew eliminates the possibility of over- or underdosing. If a chew contains 10mg acepromazine and the dose fails to gain a response, a second flavored chew can be given to the animal. Furthermore, the amount of medication incorporated into the chews, capsules, [topical or transdermal], or liquid preparations can be formulated to the specific request of the veterinarian, thereby eliminating the need to cut-up tablets and divide the contents of commercially prepared capsules. As manufacturers decide that certain products are no longer economically rewarding to market, the list of commercially prepared veterinary medication becomes smaller. At present, the armamentarium of medications available for animals is less than perfect. Cherry-flavored amoxicillin or orange-flavored cephalexin may not be appealing to a feline or canine.
Disclaimer –
No compounded medication is reviewed by the FDA for safety/efficacy. WELLHealth Rx is a licensed compounding pharmacy that only engages in compounding in
response to a physician's prescription. A written prescription from a licensed physician is required for compounded medication. The information on the site is general in nature and is only intended for use as an educational tool. You should consult your physician or a WELLHealth Rx pharmacist if you have any specific questions relating to the diagnosis and treatment of any health problems. Information and statements about products and health conditions have not been evaluated by the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA), nor has the FDA approved the products to diagnose, cure or prevent disease. Office use/hospital use of compounded medications are not to be billed to Medicaid or Medicare. Such billings may be in violation of federal law.