Veterinary Compounding Common FAQs You Should Know

two pharmacists with a bottle of veterinarian compounded medication

At Kustom Wellness, we know that your pets are special to you. As a pet owner, it is only natural for you to want to provide them with the best care and medications available. In fact, providing them with customized care and medications is entirely possible with our Veterinary Compounding services.

Not familiar with veterinary compounding yet? Here are some common FAQs that you should know:

    • Q: What is veterinary compounding?
      A: Veterinary compounding is basically the art and science of preparing customized medications for a specific animal. Some common compounding practices include: adding flavor to medications, adjusting the drug’s original dosage, mixing multiple drugs into a single dose, and adjusting the drug’s format.


    • Q: When is veterinary compounding necessary?
      A: Compounding becomes necessary in certain circumstances. For example, when your pets refuse or are unable to take their medication in pill form, we can compound their medications into liquid or some other format. Compounding can also become necessary when your pets’ medication is no longer available commercially. Compounding medications for them are based on medical necessity, and it will depend upon your veterinarian’s prescription and suggestions.


    • Q: Can we refill our compounded drugs?
      A: Yes, refilling compounded medications are similar to refilling conventional human medications. However, please take note that compounding can take time, so make sure to make your refill order as early as possible.


    • Q: Is veterinary compounding limited to a certain set of animals?
      A: No, compounding isn’t limited to a specific group of animals, in fact, a trained compounding pharmacist should be able to prepare compounded medications for any and all types of animals. After all, we understand how difficult it can be to treat large and exotic pets, and that their medications may not always be available commercially. This is where our compounding services come in handy.


  • Q: Can all pharmacists prepare veterinary compounded medications?
    A: No. Pharmacy school doesn’t always include veterinary pharmacotherapy in their curriculum. Interested pharmacists will have to go through veterinary-specific pharmacy training (which includes training for veterinary compounding).

These are just some of the most common questions and answers when it comes to veterinary compounding. If you have some other questions that are not listed above, speak with one of our pharmacists by calling 561-469-1558. We will be happy to fill you in with more details.


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