By Jacqueline Wilson
At ApothiCare360, your pets are our patients, too! When you treat your customers like family, there is nothing you would not do for them. That is why we strive to provide you, as well as your pets, with exceptional care. We understand that dogs, cats, birds, and other creatures have special health requirements. We will work with you and your veterinarian to come up with the best possible solution for your pet’s needs.
What exactly does it mean to compound your pet’s medication? Compounding is an action that can customize dosages and strengths of medications, add flavoring to medications to make them more palatable, create alternate dosage forms, and even compound discontinued or hard to find medications.
When veterinarians need alternative ways to treat their patients they turned to a licensed compounding pharmacy for medicine problem-solving. Once the medicine is determined, the pet owner, veterinarian, and pharmacists identify the best delivery option. Compounding is usually necessary when an animal is suffering from a medical condition and there is no FDA-approved human or veterinary product available and medically appropriate to treat the patient.
When it comes to regulation, there are a few terms and conditions necessary to obtain compounding medications for animals. First, there must be an established veterinarian-client-patient relationship (VCPR). Next, the animal must have a medical condition for which a prescribed medication is needed. Last, the veterinarian must determine that a compound is needed for the animal.
Please note, only a veterinarian can prescribe a compounded medication for an animal. We maintain open and constant communication with the Veterinarians and their staff, answering any questions that may arise and aspiring to meet their patients’ needs.
Whether it is finding the best administration route, customizing medication strengths, or compounding a specific medication that is no longer available, our expertly trained staff is ready to help you care for your best friend! We know you have choices when it comes to your animal’s health and medication. Come stop by ApothiCare360 and let us show you what we’re all about. We are more than just a drugstore; we are your family pharmacy!
ApothiCare 360 prides itself on being more than just a typical pharmacy. In addition to doctor-prescribed and over-the-counter medications, Apothicare 360 is an integrative compounding pharmacy, meaning it creates customized pharmaceutical preparations to meet the unique needs of patients who have not found relief with commercial medicines. Their focus is on healthier lifestyles and alternative treatment options, offering personalized service with thousands of customized compounding formulas and the latest in preventative and restorative healthcare products and advice.