November is National Diabetes Month. Diabetes in pets can be a serious situation, but can also be easily managed, especially if it is caught early. Diabetes in pets can occur at any age, but is more common in older pets. In dogs, diabetes occurs in females twice as often as males. In cats, males are[…]
Caring for Senior Pets can be challenging. With advancements in veterinary care, pet nutrition and overall knowledge of pet well-being, our pets are living longer. Which is great news! More years with our beloved animals! However, senior pets can present all kinds of physical and mental issues as they reach their golden years. Generally, pets[…]
Fire safety for pets is something that all pet owners should consider. In many parts of the country, especially our home state of California, wildfires present very serious risks. People must be aware of the danger and ready to take action for themselves, their families and their pets. It is important to put together a[…]
Exotic Pets are a growing trend. From wild insects to rodents bigger than most dogs, people all over are diving into the world of caring for unique and exotic pets. We will discuss some of the most unique, but keep in mind we do not condone the keeping of wild animals and one should read,[…]
Dogs with allergies seem to be more common than not these days. And dog allergies are not pretty, in fact, they can be miserable for both the dog and the owner. Food allergies can sometimes be confused with food intolerance, as symptoms may be similar. However, food intolerance is the result of poor digestion, whereas[…]
Eye problems in dogs and cats are a common reason for vet visits. Both dogs and cats can develop eye infections from foreign bodies and/or any number of bacteria, viruses or fungi. Typically, eye problems in dogs and cats can be treated with ophthalmic medications. When dealing with eye issues in pets, veterinarians will generally[…]
Medicating birds is challenging. Just like all pets, giving your bird medication can be extremely difficult. Working together with your veterinarian and possibly a compounding pharmacy, medicating your pet bird can also be successful. Bird medication can be administered in several ways. It is important to discuss with your vet which way will be most[…]
A veterinary compounding pharmacy can be a wonderful answer to the short-comings of the one-size fits all approach in manufactured medications. Commercially available medications do not always meet the needs of patients. Especially in veterinary medicine. Veterinarians deal with different species, in vastly different sizes, with unique likes/dislikes, allergies, etc. When a pet owner is[…]
Rabbits can be just as difficult, if not more so, than cats when it comes to taking medication. It is important to take special precautions when administering medication to a rabbit, as they are such sensitive animals. Tablets for Rabbits Many veterinary medications are commercially available as tablets. These are not generally the easiest to[…]
Ear infections are one of the number one reasons dogs are seen in vet hospitals. Ear infections can cause your dog to experience a great deal of pain and discomfort. Symptoms of Ear Infections in Dogs Some dogs experience severe symptoms when dealing with an ear infection, others show no obvious signs. However, knowing what[…]
Click on the links below to learn more about the various methods of delivery of our compounded medications.
Virtually any drug can be put into a capsule for use in veterinary medicine. The encapsulation process allows us to customize dosages for a particular animal.
It is a great alternative for pets that have trouble taking normal tablets, capsules, or liquids.
Golden Gate Pharmacy’s micro tablets are the smallest compounded formulation available. Our micro tablets are very small and easy to administer.
Our Q Tabs are one of our newest additions to our product line. These tablets are a larger, scored tablet…
Ophthalmic solutions are a safe and effective way to treat diseases of the eye. Available for multiple medications in both oil, and aqueous bases, accommodating the needs of every animal.
It is paramount that the medication is stable in a liquid. Once this is certain, the drug can be suspended into a liquid to make the medication palatable.
OTIC EAR PACKS
Owners will no longer have to medicate their animal’s ears on a daily basis, increasing the efficacy and compliance with both pet and pet owner.
Transdermal gels serve as an alternative to giving medications orally. A small amount of gel containing the medication is rubbed into the hairless area on the inside of the animal’s ear.