The encapsulation process allows us to customize dosages for each particular animal. For example, we can take a product that is only available in a 20 mg tablet and make a capsule that contains only 2 mg of the active drug. The compounding process gives us the capability to combine multiple medications into one capsule.
With a variety of capsule sizes we are able to compound a wide range of medications strengths.
Recognizing that it is easier to give animals small capsules we always attempt to use the smallest capsule possible. For those patients on multiple medications we can customize each order in different colored capsules.
Tips and Tricks
Capsules can stick to your pet’s throat if you notice this problem try coating them in butter or olive oil and this will help it slide down their throat.
To hide a capsule from your dog try using a small amount of peanut butter or a tasty treat.
Pill pockets can be purchased at your local pet store, this will allow you to easily hide a pill and trick your pet into thinking their eating a treat.
When giving your cat a capsule hold their head around their cheek bones and quickly place the pill as far back on the tongue as you can reach. Close your cat’s jaw, stroke their neck and blow a puff of air at their nose encouraging them to swallow.
When giving your dog a capsule hold their head by their cheek bones if they have a short nose and for longer nosed dogs hold them by their nose. While holding open their mouth quickly place the pill as far back on the tongue as you can reach. Close your dog’s jaw, stroke their neck and blow a puff of air at their nose encouraging them to swallow.