Pet owners, animal shelter directors, animal rescue center managers, and zookeepers all have a responsibility to advocate for the animal(s) in their care. Most people owning or working with animals take this very seriously and are always looking for ways to be better advocates. Learning about the purposes and availability of compounding is an effective tool. By Understanding Veterinary Compounding to even a minimal degree, advocating for the unique medical needs of any animal is easier.
What Is Compounding?
This process of having prescription medications and treatments tailor-made for a specific patient has been used in the medical industry for decades. Nuclear medicine, the formulation of chemotherapy is exact dosing, and other uses are highly specialized. The expense of compounding was typically very expensive. Research, innovative techniques, and a gain in popularity has lowered pricing enough to make the process cost-effective in veterinary medicine.
Why Is It Needed?
Veterinary compounding …