Golden Gate Pharmacy has extensive experience in formulating pharmaceutical preparations in a variety of forms that can enhance the effectiveness of treatment for veterinary patients.
Click on the links below to learn more about the various methods of delivery for our pet medications.
The encapsulation process allows us to customize dosages for a particular animal very easily. For example, we can take a product that is only available in a 20 mg tablet and make a capsule that contains only 2 mg of the active drug. We also are able to compound combinations of medications in one capsule so the pet owner may only have to pill once.
Recognizing that it is easiest to give animals very small capsules we always strive to use the smallest capsule possible. We also have a variety of capsule colors for those patients on multiple medications.
Golden Gate Veterinary Pharmacists have an acute awareness of drug stability in various forms. It is paramount that the medication is stable liquid. Once this is certain, the bitter drug can be suspended into a liquid to make the medicine more palatable.
Golden Gate Pharmacy has dozens of flavors to choose from to please the most finicky pet. Complete directions are provided to facilitate accurate delivery. Medication information sheets are provided so the pet owner may become astute in watching for possible side effects.
Medicines are delivered in a tinted bottle with an easy to use cap to prevent wastes and mess. An oral syringe is also provided.
Treating pets just got easier!
Flavor possibilities for liquid prescription
|Bubblegum Treat||Crispy Bacon|
|Butterscotch Topping||Crunchy Celery|
|Cheesy Cheddar||Fish Chowder|
|Cherry Blast||Fruit Supreme|
|Chicken Pot Pie||Grilled Tuna|
|Chopped Liver||Gooey Molasses|
|Creamy Caramel||Groovy Grape|
|Lemon Meringue||Salmon Steak|
|Mandarin Orange||Sardine Splendor|
|Mom’s Banana Bread||Shrimp Cocktail|
|Mother’s Milk||Strawberry Shortcake|
|Radical Raspberry||Tangy Apple|
|Red Angus Beef|
Dogs prefer meats, sweet, and cheese.
Cats prefer fish, meat and peanut butter.
Birds like fruity and sweet treats.
Rabbits like fruit or veggie treats.
Rodents like sweet or cheesy intense aromas.
Iguanas react to sweet, fruity aromas.
Ferrets like sweet flavors.
Gerbils like fruity sweet flavors.
Flavored Chewables are a great alternative for pets that have trouble taking normal tablets, capsules, or liquids. The active drug is measured precisely to the veterinarian’s order, and then mixed thoroughly with a flavor base and gelatin.
There are two chewable sizes to accommodate a variety of strengths. Available flavors include:
Flavored samples (with no medication) of our chewable pet medication are available to clients and veterinarians. Flavored samples can be given to the pet to find the pet’s preferred flavor. We can then compound your pet medication in a tasty chew that the difficult-to-treat pet will happily consume.
Topical gels serve as an alternative to giving medications by mouth. A small amount of gel containing medication is rubbed into the hairless area on the inside of the animal’s ear.
The medication is absorbed through the skin and works in the same way if given orally. For pets who are not eating, have difficulty swallowing or otherwise refuse oral medications, transdermal drug delivery results in improved patient compliance and ease of use for pet owners.
While we have had success with a number of drugs used topically, not all medications may be given by this route. Our pharmacists are available to assist in determining if a drug is suitable for transdermal delivery.
We are able to compound a variety of other specialty items for use in your practice.
These include, but are not limited to:
- Custom Creams
- Flavored Powders
- Oral gels
At Golden Gate Pharmacy, we strive to meet all of your pet medication compounding needs. If you are having a dosage form issue or compliance problem with an animal please do not hesitate to contact us!
Golden Gate Veterinary Pharmacists are available to discuss unique needs of various species, drug compatibility and availability, different delivery systems and dosage forms.
Get in touch!
We will be happy to hear from you, no matter the subject. For contacting us please use our contact page or the information below.
Toll Free (888) 855-6337
Hours: M - F 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Golden Gate Pharmacy
1525 East Francisco Blvd, Suite 2
San Rafael, CA 94901