One of the wonderful things about owning a pet is their strange likes and dislikes. You may have a pet who will only eat one kind of food, sleep in one spot, or even go to only one family member. Taking medication is probably the most universal problem associated with your family pet. Most medicines have a very distinctive taste or odor with which most animals simply refuse to be associated. In order to assure that your pet not only take its medicine but gets the complete therapeutic dosage, medicines usually have to be compounded into some sort of vehicle or base that the animal will happily consume. Pharmacies do not practice veterinary medicine, but they do work with veterinarians and animal care specialists to help solve medication problems. With consultation and authorization from your vet, they can compound exact and accurate doses work-ing with commercial medication and active ingredients in their pure forms. Multiple prescriptions maybe compounded into an easy to give single dosage. Modified dosage forms such as gelatin squares or liquid formulas flavored with beef, chicken or tuna; reduced strength capsules; and topical and rectal preparations, can be created that are tailored to your animal’s special needs and can be conveniently administered at home. One local pharmacy is Foer’s Pharmacy, their chief compounding pharmacist, Alan Chief, RPh, works closely with the staff at the National Zoo and the National Institutes of Health and local veterinarians. He has an ongoing consulting relationship with a growing number of D.C. and Maryland veterinary clinics and hospitals. Foer’s Pharmacy has been serving the D.C. and Maryland area for over 42 years and for the past 10 years has included the family pet from small domestic to large exotics as satisfied customers. Their compounding lab is located at 8218 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, Maryland 20814, Phone No. 301-657-3500 with citywide delivery or easy pick up at our downtown locations at 818 18th Street, N.W. and 2141 K Street, N.W.
Compliments of Foer’s Pharmacy