Tasty Flavor Options
Golden Pet Rx offers many different flavors that are all hypoallergenic. We also offer species specific formulations which allow us to cater to even the pickiest of palates. Our team members are experts in helping you find the accurate flavor you need for commonly prescribed medications for your pet species.
Let us know within 5 days of receiving your medication if your pet does not like the medication flavor and we will provide a free sample of another flavor or dosage form.
Compounding, or the preparation of customized medications, is an increasingly popular solution to veterinary patient and human patient problems. When it comes to things like skin rashes, eye and ear infections, heart conditions, cancer, and diabetes, animals and humans have a lot in common. But giving pets medication presents a unique set of challenges that can often be addressed through compounding.
Problem, Meet Solution
Cats are notorious for refusing to swallow pills (you probably have the scratches to prove it), and they’ll usually eat right around one disguised in food. Administration can be equally tricky with dogs — a dose of medication that is therapeutic for an 80-pound Golden Retriever could be deadly for a six-pound Yorkie. Large and exotic pets, such as horses, rabbits, birds, ferrets and reptiles, all pose a variety of different medication challenges, too. But the solution is often the same for them all: veterinary compounding by our PCAB accredited pharmacy.
In Good Taste
Compounding is ideal for pets that won’t take medication because of the taste. Cats don’t like pills, but they do like tuna. Dogs aren’t wild about medication being squirted into their mouths, but they’ll take it gladly when it’s meat-flavored or part of a tasty biscuit or treat. Birds can’t take large volumes of liquid medication, but they’ll open wide for a small dose of a tasty, fruit-flavored, concentrated solution.
Just like their owners, pets are unique. They come in all shapes and sizes. It makes sense that commercially available medicines aren’t always appropriate for each and every pet. But with compounding, your veterinarian can prescribe a treat, liquid or other dosage form with the exact ingredients, flavor and dose that’s right for your pet.
To Be Continued
Sometimes, manufacturers discontinue a veterinary medication because there’s not enough demand to make mass production cost effective. But that does not mean there aren’t still pets that need it. When a medication that has worked well for your pet isn’t commercially available, a compounding pharmacist can prepare a prescription and tailor the strength, dosage form, and flavor to meet your pet’s specific needs.