Solutions For Your Pet
A pet is a domesticated animal kept for companionship and enjoyment. The most popular pets are noted for their loyal or playful characteristics, for their attractive appearance, or for their song. Pets can also provide their owners with non-trivial health benefits; keeping pets has been shown to help relieve stress to those who like having animals around. There are medically-approved class of “therapy animals,” mostly dogs, that are brought to visit confined humans. Walking a dog can provide both the owner and the dog with exercise, fresh air, and social interaction. If you are a pet owner, like me, you can relate to your pet being a part of your family – I even call mine “my furry babies.”
The relationship between owner and pet is special. We protect them and love them and they love us back – unconditionally. When they get sick and need medicine, we do our best to take care of them.
It can sometimes be challenging to give a pet medicine. When they discover a bad tasting medicine, we rely on trickery or we may end up playing a game of hide and seek.
Most commercially available medicines aren’t the right dose for our animals or it just plain tastes bad. A compounding pharmacist can help by making orders that taste good to the pet. How about chicken, liver, beef, peanut butter or cheese? Some of the more bitter medicines can be made in a cream. The medicine is absorbed through the skin in the ear and right into the pet’s bloodstream.
Like people, many pets accept their medicine when it suits their taste. Compounding medications in an easier to use form not only benefits your pets health but it can also preserve the relationship.