WHAT IS COMPOUNDING?
In short, compounding is customization. Rather than try to fit your pet into the one-size-fits-all mold the pharmaceutical companies developed (i.e. pills with limited available strengths), we are able to take into account your pet’s individual needs (size, age, species, ideal dosage form, flavoring, etc) and customize a preparation to meet their very specific needs. As a compounding only pharmacy, we are not like your typical chain retail operation. We customize each prescription for each pet patient. Because of this, we do not operate like your typical chain retail pharmacy. Here is how the process works:
For refills the process is very much the same, but for refills we ask
that you call ahead to request the refill about 1 week before you will
need the medication. This ensures that we have enough time to process
the prescription, contact the vet for authorization, and customize the
preparation so that you receive it before you run out of the existing
One final note on compounding; because it is so customizable, there may be slight variability in preparations from compounding pharmacy to compounding pharmacy, or from compounding technician to compounding technician so if you have any questions about some difference in preparation that you are noticing from what you expect, it is always a good idea to call and talk to one of our veterinary pharmacists about the variability you are noticing.