Dog Allergies

Food Allergies in Dogs

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 Meds in Dogs

Eye Problems in Dogs and Cats

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[…]

Rabbit Medication

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[…]

Compounded Pet Medication Capsules

Combining Pet Medications

As pets begin to age, medications can play an important role in maintaining a good quality of life. And many times, aging pets are required to take multiple medications, multiple times a day. This can be troublesome for pet owners and stressful to the pet. Compounding Pharmacies Offer Options Veterinary specific compounding pharmacies work with[…]

Hypoallergenic Dog Medications

Hypoallergenic Dog Medications

Does your dog require medication? Does your dog suffer from food allergies? Compounded medication allows dog owners hypoallergenic, flavored medication options to make medicating your dogs easier, more convenient and most importantly safe. Dog Medications Dogs require medications for many different reasons over the course of their lives. Some dogs require life-long medications for chronic[…]

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[…]

Vanderpump and GGVCP

GGVCP Provides Medication Donation to The Vanderpump Foundation

Golden Gate VCP is a proud sponsor of The Vanderpump Dog Foundation. The Vanderpump Dog Foundation began in 2016 and is working both domestically and internationally to help educate about the overpopulation of dogs. They emphasize the importance of spaying and neutering, as well as advocating for and providing second chances for homeless dogs globally.[…]

GGVCP Clients

Online Account for Pet Owners

We welcome all pet owners to log on to our website to register for exclusive access to GGVCP! Sign up is quick and easy! Go to www.ggvcp.pharmacy, click the green “register pet owner” button on homepage banner and follow the instructions! An online account allows pet owners direct access to: Request refills View order history[…]

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.[…]