Hyperthyroidism in Cats

Hyperthyroidism is a very common disease in cats, most commonly affecting middle-aged to older cats. Symptoms and Diagnosis of Hyperthyroidism in Cats Hyperthyroidism is caused when an enlarged thyroid gland (located in a cat’s neck) is producing an excess of thyroid hormones (T3 and T4). When produced properly thyroid hormones help regulate and control normal[…]

Veterinary Compounding

How Can Veterinary Compounding Help My Pet?

Veterinary compounding is preparing medications for individual patients. For example, our client, Lemon, was referred to us at 14 years old. She was in congestive heart failure with a level 5 heart murmur. Her owners were struggling with her everyday to get her to take her life saving medications. Luckily, Lemon’s veterinarian worked with our[…]

Golden Gate Veterinary Compounding Pharmacy

FAQs: Compounded vs. Manufactured Pet Medications

Commonly at Golden Gate VCP, we get questions regarding the differences between compounded medications and commercially-available (manufactured) products. Below we hope to provide some insight into this topic. Q: How do compounded products differ from manufactured drugs? A: The main factor that separates compounds from commercially-available drugs is the scale in which they are made.[…]

(Part II) Office Use Compounds – New Regulations

For Part II of this newsletter series we are going to be covering the upcoming changes in the CA Board of Pharmacy Regulations that will have the biggest impact on your veterinary practice:  Office Use Compounds.   As many of you may have seen over the summer CVMA put out an article in which the Board[…]