Owning a pet entails its share of expenses, including vet bills and medication. Many pet owners are surprised to learn they can often save money by filling their pet’s prescriptions at their local pharmacy. Burt’s Pharmacy, with locations in Newbury Park, Thousand Oaks and Westlake Village, boasts over 35 years of experience serving the community. Their dedicated, friendly and compassionate pharmacy care team understands each patient’s unique health care requirements and takes pride in compounding medications for both people and pets.

With its full-service onsite compounding pharmacy, Burt’s Pharmacy formulates prescribed medications according to a pet’s unique needs, adjusting dosages as needed for varying sizes and even adding ingredients to make bitter-tasting mass-produced medicine more palatable to picky pups.

Compounding Benefits

In addition to potential cost savings of filling pets’ prescriptions at your local pharmacy, several benefits can be obtained by compounding medication.

Veterinarians may recommend compounding medications when a pet is diagnosed with a health condition for which a current FDA-approved treatment is not available. Some pets may need to take multiple medications daily and will easier take different medicines when they are combined into a single dose by a compounding pharmacy.

Simplifying the process of dispensing a pet’s medicine by combining prescriptions in one dose or changing the form of a medication, say from a pill to a liquid or topical gel, are additional advantages compounding pharmacies can provide.

Compounding pharmacists can make it easier for pets to handle their medicine by crushing a bitter pill and adding beef or chicken flavoring, as well as remove filler ingredients that may trigger an animal’s allergies.

Legalities

As animals are protected by FDA regulations for medicine just as humans are, compounding pharmacists only use safe ingredients and medications that have already received FDA approval.

Only a licensed pharmacist who has been trained in the art and science of compounding can legally prepare medications for pets.

Obtaining Compounded Medication

Talk to your vet about compounded pharmaceuticals for your pet. Burt’s Pharmacy works with individuals to provide prescription medications and assist with all of their—and their pets’—health care needs.

Knowing about the process of compounding pet pharmaceuticals gives customers more options for caring for their pet’s health. From treating uncommon illnesses to finally getting your dog to happily take their medication, ask your compounding pharmacist at Burt’s Pharmacy about finding a solution to any problems with your pet’s health care needs.

Burt’s Pharmacy is open Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit them at 2333 Borchard Road, in Newbury Park, call 805.498.6675 or learn more at BurtsRX.com.