Hold your horses – and your dogs! We fill pet prescription, too

Sometimes, pets have it ruff. You probably know that animals are vulnerable to disease and medical conditions just like people. It can be difficult to watch our furry friends deal with pain and disease. But what you might not know is that when your pet requires special prescriptions, you can fill them conveniently at Carolina Pharmacy.

As animal lovers, Carolina Pharmacy understands the unique bond that happens with pet ownership — and we’re happy to extend our pharmacy knowledge and services to our furry, feathered, and scaly friends. Our animal customers have included cats, dogs, parrots, and even lizards!

Cat’s out of the bag on compounding

Where we really stand out when to animals is providing compounding services for your pet just like we do for humans. Although animal physiology is different from human physiology in many ways, there are similarities in how we can combine medications to treat various stages of disease in pets. Carolina Pharmacy has a variety of formulations available for pets that don’t want to take their medicine such as topical creams, transdermal ointments, dental pastes, oral chews, and more. With a licensed veterinarian’s prescription we can customize medicines to each pet’s unique needs.

We work closely with doctors, including veterinarians, to create specialized and effective formulations that are precise for each customer – including animals. Because it can be difficult to get pets to consume oral medications, we use flavoring in compounding to provide an enticing taste that pets enjoy. Some of our most popular flavors include chicken, beef, tuna and peanut butter. Flavoring encourages animals to consume rather than reject medication. It’s also perfectly safe, and it means you don’t have to coat your pet’s pill in human food that may not sit well on their stomach.

Barking up the right tree

Our compounding team is certified through the LP3 network which oversees quality pharmaceutical education and training. We partner with compounding organizations like Medisca and PCCA to stay up to date on veterinary compounding and have access to a wide variety of veterinary resources and formulas.

Every dog has its day and yours can too. We know pets play an important and meaningful role in the family, which is why we are committed to providing the same high-quality, personalized medicine for pets and their owners. For more information about animal prescriptions, contact us.

Check it out – Ask the Pharmacist: Compouding for Pets