Your Pets are Special. Why not give them Customized Care?
As a pet owner, you want your pet to receive the highest-quality veterinary care.
You want them to have treatment as sophisticated and compassionate as you might receive yourself. You’re not alone. Today’s veterinarians realize that pet owners are very knowledgeable, and expect a more advanced level of care.
Why should you consider compounding as a solution for your pet’s medical problems?
That can be answered with another question: how hard is it to get your cat to swallow a pill?
Veterinarian compounding is the long-established tradition in pharmacy practice that enables your veterinarian to prescribe a medicine that is specially prepared by pharmacists to meet your pets’ individual needs. Our animal friends can have unique health needs that off-the-shelf prescription medicines cannot meet–just like we humans! For them, customized, compounded medications prescribed by veterinarians and mixed safely by trained, licensed compounding pharmacists are the only way to better health for your furry friend.
Pets and animals of all kinds can benefit from compounded pet medication. These include, but are not limited to:
If your furry companion simply cannot take any medications by mouth, we can prepare pet medication in a form where the animal does not have to swallow at all.
Transdermal delivery of medication allows owners to administer medications noninvasively. A measured amount (usually 0.1 ml, about half the size of a pea) of a specially prepared gel is applied to a hairless area inside the tip of the ear. The special gel allows the drug to be absorbed through the skin. This procedure is painless, tasteless and simple. Your pet may not even know he or she is getting a medication. This can lead to better pet compliance and less owner frustration.
Frequently we see commercial pet medications available only in one size or strength. For example, one tablet may be too large to give to a cat, but a large dog may need several tablets to ensure the correct dose. Central Drug Compounding & Wellness can create a medication that contains the most appropriate dose required for each animal.
Many times, an animal will need a medication that is not manufactured by drug companies; a veterinary formulation is unavailable, or perhaps the human preparation just won’t do. Central Drug & Compounding can obtain the necessary pharmaceutical-grade materials and use them to compound individualized dosage forms based on your pet’s needs.
Yes, Central Drug is equipped to handle and create sterile and ophthalmic (eye) solutions for your pet prescriptions. In fact , we are PCAB (Professional Compounding Accreditation Board) accredited in both sterile and non-sterile compounding.
Our compounding pharmacy maintains an array of state-of-the-art equipment, including computerized autoclave, microprocessor-controlled convection oven, pH meters and many other tools and devices. You need to come by and see-we are so proud of our facility!
No. A lawful veterinary compounding pharmacy is only allowed to give out medication according to a veterinarian’s prescription. If you want to get compounded pet medication, please discuss obtaining a prescription with your pet’s veterinarian.
Never, in any circumstance, administer one pet’s medication to another. The only exception would be if your veterinarian has explicitly directed you to do so.
Compounded medications are custom-tailored to your pet’s needs, and administering it to another pet could be harmful, even if they are the same species. Likewise, pet medications are not created for humans and vice versa.
If you find yourself needing compounded medication for another pet, please consult your veterinarian’s office to discuss that pet’s needs.
Central Drug does require reviewing your pet’s prescription in advance before we can quote a price, but this does not obligate you to fill your prescription with us. The price of the prescription depends on the strength, dosage form, and package size of the prescribed medication.
We accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express. We also accept checks in advance of shipment.