Veterinary

Every pet owner knows how difficult it can be to treat your pet with medication.  For example – your cat won’t swallow a tablet and it is nearly impossible to ensure the correct dose is taken.  Compounding can remedy these and many other problems associated with pet medications.  Therefore the practice of  preparing customized medications for your pet provides a variety of different forms or options to make medicating easier .  Veterinary preparations can be individualized  to a specific dose, flavour or form.  Examples of these are:  palatable solutions, small capsules, oil suspensions, topical ointment/ gel or a transdermal cream for better compliance.  These varieties ensure that you are getting the medication that perfectly meets all your pet’s healthcare needs.

Some of the veterinary medicines Visionary Health prepare on a Veterinary prescription are:

  • Trilostane capsules  –   Cushing’s Disease,  hyperadrenocorticoidism
  • Cisapride capsule  –   Constipation;   reflux
  • Methimazole capsules/ transdermal cream  –  Hyperthyroidism
  • Spironolactone suspension –  Congestive heart failure;  ascites
  • Amlopidine suspension –  Hypertension / Kidney disease
  • Indapamide suspension  –  Hypertension/oedema with congestive heart failure
  • Piroxicam capsules/suspension –  Anti-inflammatory/ arthritis
  • Ursodeoxychloic Acid capsules – Cholestatic liver disease
  • Cyclosporin A suspension – Immunosuppressive for Sicca Syndrome
  • Calcitriol suspension –  Chronic kidney failure
  • Aminocaproic Acid or N-Acetyl cysteine capsules – Degenerative myelopathy
  • Potassium bromide capsules  –  Seizures
  • Fluoxetine capsules / suspension  –  Separation anxiety;  obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Amitriptyline HCl or Naltrexone HCl – Acral Lick granuloma
  • Tetracycline HCl capsules / suspension  –  Kennel cough;   broad spectrum antibiotic
  • Griseofulvin capsules  –  Systemic antifungal  –  Ringworm
  • Fluconazole capsules  –  Fungal infections, especially of the central nervous system
  • Erythromycin  –  Skin infections
  • Metronidazole  –  Giardia – inflammatory bowel disease
  • Clobetasol ointment or gel  –  Dermatitis
  • Tacrolimus ointment  –  Dermatitis
  • Aspirin capsules / oral powder  –  Anti-thrombotic
  • Busperine/Amitriptyline/Fluoxetine  –  Urine spraying in cats
  • Boric Acid + Erythromycin + Sulphamethoxazole + Chlorhexidine  –  Tear stains on white coats of show cats / dogs

Case Study

Problem: Mrs.Francis A. has an ageing female cat “Leila”with kidney failure, resulting in fluid retention & breathing difficulties. Leila refuses the bitter Frusemide solution presribed by the veterinarian which will act as a diuretic & treat the condition.

Treatment: The ownner was offered the options of either a). masking the bitter Frusemide in a fish flavoured oil suspension for oral administration or b). emulsifying the Frusemide in a transdermal cream and applying to the cat’s ears. Mrs. Francis A. chose to rub a measured amound of the transdermal cream  into Leila’s ears each morning. The cat does not put up a fight as it enjoys the attention it receives as the minute amount of the cream is rubbed into its ears.

Result: Leila is a lot healthier & happier too. Leila once again thinks she owns the house!