Veterinary Compounding

We all know the jokes about trying to medicate a cat, but that is not the only problem veterinarians face when deciding on the best treatments for their animal patients. Can you imagine giving a 10mL dose to a canary or large capsule to a guinea pig? What if that is the only way the medicine is available?


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Veterinarians face tremendous challenges when treating the vast array of sizes and types of animals they see.Often, they are forced to use medicines designed for much larger human patients with flavours, fillers and sizes not appropriate for a cat, dog, bird, rabbit or horse. For many species there are no commercially manufactured medicines at all.

Here at ATARA Compounding Pharmacy, we have the experience, the commitment and the care to provide the best compounded products possible, for our animal clients.

Compounding can provide suspensions, solutions, pastes and even treats in pet friendly flavours, like tuna, beef and chicken. Rabbits will take their medicine much more easily if it is pineapple or banana flavoured, while a pet rat might fancy honey or vanilla.

Transdermal gels, where the medicine is rubbed into an appropriate area of the skin such as the inner ear tip or back of the neck, can be compounded for certain medicines and can be a wonderful alternative, especially for feline patients, improving compliance and reducing stress for both owner and pet.

Capsules in an array of sizes, from tiny to very large, can contain the correct, accurate dose for an animal of any weight, or even multiple medications in some cases, in the one capsule.

Ear products can be customised to contain the drugs effective to treat the exact type bacteria and fungi tested to be present, improving treatment outcomes and minimising the risk of resistance.

For Veterinarians, we are unique in offering a compounding consultant service by phone or email, where we welcome helping you solve your medication dilemmas. Just get in contact with us or 03 9887 2863