Animals come in a variety of shapes and sizes. As a result, they may each require a very specific dose.
Administering medications to animals can also be extremely difficult. Pet owners have certainly experienced the difficulty in getting their animal to swallow a pill!
This is why compounding can be so helpful for pet owners and veterinarians.
A compounding pharmacist can flavor a medication with tuna to appeal to a cat that won’t swallow a pill.
Dogs might also take their medication much more easily when it’s flavored with chicken or beef.
And there are some pets who need the pharmacist to prepare the medication for topical use instead of oral administration.