Caring For You And About You

Caring For You And About You

If you've been searching for experienced compound pharmacists to fill your prescription, look no further than Ladd Family Pharmacy. We're proud to be Boise's PCAB-accredited independent specialty compounding and retail pharmacy. This accreditation is given to less than 1% of compounding pharmacies.

Flavored Medicine

The pet who refuses to take medication due to taste is a prime opportunity for compounding. Cats don't like pills, but they do like tuna. Dogs don't appreciate a traditional solution of medication 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 our compounding pharmacist, we can prepare medicines in easy-to-give flavored dosage forms that animals happily devour.

Why should you consider compounding as a solution for the medical needs of your pet patients?

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

The practice of pharmacy veterinary compounding.

Compounding is the art and science of preparing customized medications for patients. Animals often have variations of the same diseases humans develop, including skin rashes, eye and ear infections, heart conditions, cancer, and diabetes. Medicating pets presents unique problems that often are best solved through compounding.

The Veterinary Compounding Solution

As any veterinarian or 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 a 70-pound Labrador 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!