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CareFirst Veterinary Pharmacy is an independently owned and operated compounding pharmacy that has knowledge and training in the area of veterinary medications. Our professional certified pharmacists, technicians and assistants have extensive training and experience. As a PCCA member, we continually receive the most up to date training and education in the area of compounded veterinary medications. We dispense the highest quality compounded medications and extensively research and test our formulas for potency and stability. Our state-of-the-art pharmacy helps to ensure that you will receive the highest-quality care. CareFirst Specialty Pharmacy adheres and complies with the USP Pharmacopoeia’s Chapter 795 for pharmaceutical Compounding in non-sterile environments, which guidelines pharmacies in applying “good compounding practices in the preparation of non-sterile compounded formulations for dispensing and/or administration to humans or animals.” The safety of our patients and your pets is of most important to our practice and our computerized drug management system can detect hazardous drug interactions and dangerous side effects before they happen.

Your pets are special. Why not give them customized care?

As a pet owner, you want your pet to receive the highest-quality veterinary care.

You want them to have treatment as sophisticated and compassionate as you might receive yourself. You’re not alone. Today’s veterinarians realize that pet owners are very knowledgeable, and expect a more advanced level of care.

Why should you consider compounding as a solution for your pet’s medical problems?

That can be answered with another question: how hard is it to get your cat to swallow a pill?

Veterinary Compounding – making medication a treat for your pet.

The practice of pharmacy compounding is becoming a popular solution to veterinary problems. Compounding is the art and science of preparing customized medications for patients. Its resurgence in recent years extends valuable benefits to today’s pet owners. Animals often have variations of the same diseases humans can have, including skin rashes, eye and ear infections, heart conditions, cancer, and diabetes. Medicating pets presents unique problems that often are best dealt with through compounding.

The Compounding Solution

As any pet owner is well aware, animals can be extremely difficult to treat with medications. Cats are notorious for refusing to swallow pills, and usually will eat right around one disguised in food. Dosages can be very tricky with dogs – a dose of medication that works for an 80-pound Golden Retriever may be far too much for a six-pound Yorkie to handle. Large and exotic pets pose many unique medication challenges. A compounding pharmacist is equipped to help them all!

  • Cats
  • Dogs
  • Horses
  • Rabbits
  • Birds
  • Ferrets
  • Reptiles
  • Even animals in zoos and aquariums!

Flavored Medicine

Pets who refuse to take medication because of the taste are a prime opportunity for compounding. Cats don’t like pills, but they do like tuna. Dogs don’t appreciate a traditional solution of medication being squirted into their mouth, but they’ll take it gladly when it’s flavored with meat or part of a tasty treat. Birds cannot take large volumes of liquid medication, but they will accept a small dose of a tasty, fruit-flavored, concentrated solution. By working closely with your veterinarian, a compounding pharmacist can prepare medicines in easy-to-give flavored dosage forms that animals happily devour, whether your pet is a cat, dog, bird, ferret, or snake.

Solving Dosage Problems

Just like their owners, animals are individual and unique. They come in different shapes and sizes, and may be sensitive to ingredients like lactose. As a result, not all commercially available medicines are appropriate for every pet. That’s where compounding is especially helpful. In this situation, your veterinarian can prescribe a flavored liquid, treat, or other dosage form with the amount of medication that is exactly right for your pet’s size and condition.

Commercially Unavailable Medicine

From time to time, a manufacturer may discontinue a veterinary medication. Often this is because it is not needed in the vast quantities necessary to make mass production cost-effective, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t still some pets that need it. When that medication has worked well for animals, a compounding pharmacist can prepare a prescription for the required therapy – and tailor the strength, dosage form, and flavor to that pet’s specific needs.

A caring veterinarian working closely with a compounding pharmacist can improve the health and happiness of your pet.

Ask your veterinarian or pharmacist about compounded medications today.

Our Featured Veterinary Compounds

We offer full-service veterinary compounding services. If you need a quote for any medication or compound that is not one of our featured items, please click here to submit a request.

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  1. Acepromazine Maleate Flavored Soft Chews Compounded

    Acepromazine Maleate Flavored Soft Chews Compounded

    Acepromazine Maleate is a phenothiazine derivative that is used as a neuroleptic agent in veterinary medicine

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  2. Alendronate Suspension Compounded

    Alendronate Suspension Compounded

    Alendronate is a bisphosphonate prescription drug that is used in the treatment of hypercalcemia in cats.

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  3. Amlodipine Besylate Flavored Soft Chews Compounded

    Amlodipine Besylate Flavored Soft Chews Compounded

    Amlodipine Besylate is used for treatment of high blood pressure.

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  4. Aspirin Flavored Soft Chews Compounded

    Aspirin Flavored Soft Chews Compounded

    Aspirin is used to treat pain, reduce inflammation and reduce fever.

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  5. Atenolol Flavored Soft Chews Compounded

    Atenolol Flavored Soft Chews Compounded

    Atenolol may be prescribed for hypertension in dogs or cats.

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  6. Azathioprine Flavored ChewTabs

    Azathioprine Flavored Soft Chews Compounded

    Azathioprine is a prescription medication used in dogs and cats for the treatment of autoimmune diseases.

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    Azathioprine Suspension Compounded

    Azathioprine is a prescription medication used in dogs and cats for the treatment of autoimmune diseases.

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  8. Azithromycin Capsules Compounded

    Azithromycin Capsules Compounded

    Azithromycin is a macrolide antibiotic used to treat many bacterial infections

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  9. Bethanechol Chloride Flavored Soft Chews Compounded

    Bethanechol Chloride Flavored Soft Chews Compounded

    Bethanechol is commonly used in to stimulate bladder contractions in cats and dogs.
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  10. Cetirizine HCI Flavored Soft Chews Compounded

    Cetirizine HCI Flavored Soft Chews Compounded

    Cetirizine is used primarily to treat allergic symptoms

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  11. Cetirizine Suspension Compounded

    Cetirizine Suspension Compounded

    Cetirizine is used primarily to treat allergic symptoms.

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  12. Clindamycin HCI Capsules Compounded

    Clindamycin HCI Capsules Compounded

    Clindamycin is a lincosamide antibiotic.

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  13. Clindamycin HCI Suspension Compounded

    Clindamycin HCI Suspension Compounded

    Clindamycin is a lincosamide antibiotic.

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  14. Clomipramine Flavored Soft Chews Compounded

    Clomipramine Flavored Soft Chews Compounded

    Clomipramine is a tricyclic antidepressant used to control various behavior problems in dogs (ex. separation anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorders, etc).

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  15. Clopidogrel Capsules Compounded

    Clopidogrel Capsules Compounded

    Clopidogrel (Plavix) is a drug used to inhibit platelets to treat animals that may have blood-clotting problems.

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  16. Colchicine Capsules Compounded

    Colchicine Capsules Compounded

    Colchicine is used in the early stages of familial renal amyloidosis in Shar-Pei dogs.
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  17. Colchicine Suspension Compounded

    Colchicine Suspension Compounded

    Colchicine is used in the early stages of familial renal amyloidosis in Shar-Pei dogs.
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  18. Desmopressin Acetate Suspension Compounded

    Desmopressin Acetate Suspension Compounded

    Desmopressin acetate is used to treat central diabetes insipidus in both dogs and cats.

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  19. Dexamethasone Flavored Soft Chews Compounded

    Dexamethasone Flavored Soft Chews Compounded

    Dexamethasone is used in manage and treat immune-mediated disease such as immune-mediated hemolytic anemia or thrombocytopenia

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  20. Diazoxide Suspension Compounded

    Diazoxide Suspension Compounded

    Diazoxide is commonly used in veterinary medicine to treat hypertension and insulinoma.

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  21. Digoxin Suspension Compounded

    Digoxin Suspension Compounded

    Digoxin is used to treat congestive heart failure in both dogs and cats.

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  22. Diphenhydramine HCI Flavored Soft Chews Compounded

    Diphenhydramine HCI Flavored Soft Chews Compounded

    Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine used to relieve allergy symptoms.

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  23. Enalapril Maleate / Furosemide / Pimobendan Suspension Compounded

    Enalapril Maleate / Furosemide / Pimobendan Suspension Compounded

    Enalapril is used for the treatment of high blood pressure in cats and dogs.

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  24. Enalapril Maleate / Furosemide / Spironolactone Suspension Compounded

    Enalapril Maleate / Furosemide / Spironolactone Suspension Compounded

    Enalapril is used for the treatment of high blood pressure in cats and dogs.

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  25. Enalapril Maleate / Pimobendan Suspension Compounded

    Enalapril Maleate / Pimobendan Suspension Compounded

    Enalapril is used for the treatment of high blood pressure in cats and dogs.

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  26. Enrofloxacin Flavored Soft Chews Compounded

    Enrofloxacin Flavored Soft Chews Compounded

    Enrofloxacin is an antibiotic used in to treat animals afflicted with certain bacterial infections.

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  27. Famciclovir Suspension Compounded

    Famciclovir Suspension Compounded

    Famciclovir is used to predominantly treat cats suffering from feline herpes virus and FHV (feline viral rhinotracheitis.)

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  28. Famotidine Flavored Soft Chews Compounded

    Famotidine Flavored Soft Chews Compounded

    Famotidine is used to reduce the amount of gastric acid secreted in the stomach.

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  29. Flutamide Suspension Compounded

    Flutamide Suspension Compounded

    Flutamide is an antiandrogenic agent that competes for dihydrotestosterone receptors in the prostate.

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  30. Furosemide / Spironolactone Suspension Compounded

    Furosemide / Spironolactone Suspension Compounded

    Spironolactone is used to help manage refractory edema or fluid retention.

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  31. Furosemide Flavored Soft Chews Compounded

    Furosemide Flavored Soft Chews Compounded

    Furosemide is a loop diuretic available by prescription used to treat fluid retention in dogs and cats

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  32. Gabapentin Flavored Soft Chews Compounded

    Gabapentin Flavored Soft Chews Compounded

    Gabapentin is an anticonvulsant used to control seizures, chronic pain and pain associated with surgery.

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