Veterinary Compounding

Veterinary compounding is the customization of animal medications to meet their specific needs, often by altering the form or dosage to make the medication more suitable and effective — one size does not fit all!

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Tailored Solutions for Stress-Free Administration

Simplify Pet Medication with Veterinary Compounding

Administering necessary medications to our cherished animals can often be stressful. At SaveWay, we provide customized solutions for pets of all types and sizes so we can help you address the complexity of their care. From capsules for dogs to injections for horses, our compounded preparations are tailored to each pet’s unique needs. In collaboration with you and your vet, we create a personalized treatment plan that prioritizes you and your pet’s comfort and well-being.

Tailored Solutions, Endless Benefits: The Power of Customized Pet Medications

Ease of Administration:

Our compounded medications are designed with your pet’s comfort in mind. Whether it’s a chewable treat, a transdermal gel, or another tailored form, administering medication becomes easier and less stressful for both you and your furry friend. Most animals run when they know you are trying to administer medication. Therefore, we want to help you find a solution to make the process less stressful for you both. Our preparation options include:

  • Transdermal gels
  • Mini tablets
  • Flavored liquids
  • Oral pastes
  • Chewable treats
  • Nasal sprays
  • Eye drops
  • Injections
  • Suppositories

Enhanced Pet Acceptance with 30+ Flavors:

Adding flavor will help your pet to take medicine more willingly. We use flavor strategically, either to complement the natural flavors of a drug or to mask bitter flavors. To ensure we have something that will make medicine more appetizing for your pet, we offer well over 30 flavors.

Solutions for Unavailable Meds:

If an animal needs a medication that’s been discontinued or is back-ordered, we have the ability to compound that drug in a personalized strength, dosage form and flavor.

Allergy-Friendly Formulations:

If your pet has allergies or sensitivities to certain ingredients found in commercial medications, our compounding expertise allows us to create allergy-friendly formulations that cater to your pet’s specific needs.

Combination Medications:

Some pets require multiple medications to manage their conditions. We can combine compatible medications into a single dose, simplifying your pet’s medication regimen and ensuring proper dosing.

Pediatric and Geriatric Care:

Young and elderly pets often have distinct medication requirements. Compounded medications can be adjusted to suit their age-related needs, providing accurate dosages and enhanced efficacy.

Customized Strengths:

Not all pets fit into standard dosage categories. We can customize the strength of medications to match your pet’s weight and condition accurately, reducing the risk of over- or under-dosing.

Quick Turnaround:

We understand that your pet’s health can’t wait. Our efficient compounding process allows us to provide you with the customized medications your pet requires in a timely manner.

Veterinary Compounding FAQs

Learn More About Pet Meds

  • What is veterinary compounding, and how does it differ from regular pet medications?

    Veterinary compounding customizes medications for your pet, adjusting dosage, form and flavor to suit their unique needs. Unlike standard pet medications, which come in fixed dosages and forms, compounded medications offer a personalized approach to your pet’s health care. This customization can be particularly beneficial in several situations:

    • Unique Dosage Requirements: Pets, like people, can require doses that are not available in standard medication strengths. Compounding allows for the precise dosage needed for your pet’s specific condition, size and health status.
    • Difficulty with Standard Forms: Some pets may refuse to take pills or have difficulty swallowing them. Compounded medications can be formulated into more palatable forms, such as liquid, chewable treats or topical preparations, making it easier to administer the medication and ensure your pet receives the full therapeutic benefit.
    • Discontinued or Unavailable Medications: Occasionally, pharmaceutical companies discontinue medications or face supply issues. Compounding pharmacies may be able to recreate these medications, ensuring that your pet continues to receive necessary treatment without interruption.
    • Allergy or Sensitivity Issues: Compounded medications can be formulated without certain fillers, dyes or potential allergens present in standard medications, making them safer for pets with specific sensitivities.
    • Combining Medications for Easier Administration: If your pet needs to take multiple medications, compounding pharmacies can combine them into a single dose form, simplifying the administration process and reducing stress for both you and your pet.
  • Can you provide some conditions where veterinary compounding could benefit my pet?

    Veterinary compounding is beneficial for various conditions, including:

    • Cardiology Issues: Pets with heart conditions may require precise dosages of medication that are not available in standard forms. Compounded medications can be adjusted to the exact strength needed, even combining multiple medications into one to ease administration and improve compliance.
    • Diabetes Management: Managing diabetes in pets requires careful dosage adjustments to maintain blood sugar levels within a safe range. Compounded medications can be specially formulated to match your pet’s specific insulin requirements or to adjust the dosage of other diabetes medications that assist in managing this condition more effectively.
    • Digestive Problems: Pets experiencing digestive issues might reject pills due to nausea or difficulty swallowing. Compounded medications can be made into palatable liquid forms or even transdermal gels that can be applied to the skin, bypassing the digestive system and improving the pet’s comfort and treatment adherence.
    • Endocrine Disorders: Conditions like hypothyroidism or Addison’s disease in pets often necessitate long-term medication, which may not always be available in a form or dosage suitable for all pets. Compounding pharmacies can customize these medications to the correct dosage and form, making treatment more convenient and effective.
    • Seizures: Seizure management in pets requires precise dosing that might need frequent adjustments. Compounded formulations allow for fine-tuning of medication strengths and combining anticonvulsants into a single dosage form, ensuring optimal control over seizure activity.
    • Kidney Diseases: Pets with kidney disease often have a reduced appetite or may be nauseous, making medication administration challenging. Compounding can create renal-friendly medications in forms that are easier for the pet to accept, such as flavored liquids or soft chews, enhancing their willingness to take the medication and supporting better kidney health management.

    In each of these conditions, the common thread is the need for a more tailored approach to medication that standard pharmaceuticals cannot always provide. Veterinary compounding offers solutions that can significantly improve the effectiveness of treatment and the overall quality of life for pets with these conditions.

  • How does the process of customizing medications work? Do I need to involve my veterinarian?

    Yes, involving your veterinarian is crucial. They provide the prescription and collaborate with our compounding experts to ensure the medication suits your pet’s condition.

  • What animals do you serve?

    Our animal patient population includes:

    • Aquarium animals
    • Birds
    • Cats
    • Dogs
    • Exotics
    • Ferrets
    • Guinea pigs
    • Horses
    • Rabbits
    • Rodents
    • Snakes
    • Zoo animals
  • How do I get started with SaveWay’s veterinary compounding?

    To get started with SaveWay, simply follow these steps:

    1. Contact Us: You or your vet can contact us to start the process.
    2. We Partner with Your Vet: We’ll work with your vet to review your pet’s lab results and make suggestions for compounded medications as needed.
    3. Get Your Prescription: Once your vet writes a prescription, we’ll call you to review everything and get your pet’s medication shipped to you in 24 – 48 hours (or you can pick it up from our pharmacy).

Veterinary Compounding Services

Discover tailored solutions for veterinary cardiology, diabetes, digestion, endocrinology, seizures, kidney health and more through our comprehensive veterinary compounding offerings:

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