Veterinary Compounding

Veterinarian Compounding solutions

Veterinarian’s perspective: How often do you have to cut pills because they are manufactured as one large pill size with the “average-size” dog in mind? Wouldn’t a cat eat a liver or fish treat instead of a pill?

Owner’s perspective: Has your veterinarian ever given you a bunch of pills for your cat with the directions 4 times a day? Did your cat foam at the mouth? Did your cat spit it back out? The attempt to hide the medications in their food not work and only made the cat or dog eat around it?


Challenges Overcome through Veterinary Compounding

At least two challenges face Veterinarians when deciding upon a medicine. These are

  1. medicines in dosage quantity acceptable for the pet
  2. the taste of the medicine itself.

The latter is especially important to the pet owner because if the pet doesn’t like the medicine, both the pet and the owner are going to struggle!  

Alvarado Compounding Pharmacists have years of experience in creating and dispensing  “pet friendly” medicines. Though any dosage form can be prepared – suspensions, capsules, transdermal gels, and more – suspensions are the least expensive dosing form for the pet owner.

We can send compounds via FedEx Ground for a nominal charge to
ANYWHERE in the United States
Please call us or have your Veterinarian call us to inquire about a compound for your pet’s health.

Below are just a few examples of what Alvarado Compounding Pharmacy can do.


Augmentin Oral Veterinary Suspension: Augmentin Oral Veterinary Suspension is used to replace “Clavamox” 62.5mg/ml and 125mg/ml strengths. Primary advantage is taste: The Alvarado compounding pharmacy formulation of Augmentin Oral Veterinary Suspension, “tastes good”, the “Clavamox”, we are told, does not! This means a cat or dog will accept our flavored Augmentin suspension without a struggle

Augmentin Oral Veterinary Suspension is used to treat skin and soft tissue infections such as wounds, abscesses, cellulitis, superficial/juvenile and deep pyoderma due to susceptible strains of the following organisms: β-lactamase-producing Staphylococcus aureus, non-β-lactamase-producing Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus spp., Streptococcus spp., and E. coli.

Augmentin Oral Veterinary Suspension also can be used to treat periodontal infections due to susceptible strains of both aerobic and anaerobic bacteria. Clavamox has been shown to be clinically effective for treating cases of canine periodontal disease.

Augmentin Oral Veterinary Suspension alleviates urinary tract infections (cystitis) due to susceptible strains of E. coli.

Budesonide Oral Veterinary Suspension: Budesonide Oral Veterinary Suspension has been successfully used for canine and feline Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). A wide range of flavors assure ease of dosing to even the most finicky dog or cat.

Cyclosporine Veterinary Eye Drops: Ideal for “dry eye” in canines, Cyclosporine Veterinary Eye Drops comes in several dose strengths, from 0.2% to 2%. Most common strength dispensed is 1%

Diazepam Veterinary Rectal Gel: Normally used in canines with seizure disorders when seizure control is lost and immediate relief is needed. Diazepam Veterinary Rectal Gel comes in a small, pre-loaded syringe – ready to use.

Interferon Alfa Veterinary Solution: Used to treat non-neoplastic FeLV disease, Interferon Alfa Veterinary Solution comes in a ready-to-use strength of 30 i.u. per ml. A wide variety of flavors assure easy compliance in felines.

Isoproterenol Compound Veterinary Elixir: Highly successful for treating small canine Collapsed Trachea Syndrome (CTS). Isoproterenol Compound Veterinary Elixir can be flavored elixir and is readily accepted by even the most finicky dogs.

Methimazole (“Tapazole”) Transdermal Veterinary Gel: The perfect dose form for hyperthyroid felines who won’t take anything by mouth. Tapazole Transdermal Veterinary Gel is available in any strength, a small volume (0.1ml) of Tapazole gel is applied to the inner surface of the ear flap and gently rubbed in. By the way, transdermal dose forms are available for many different drugs. Just ask us!

Prednisolone Oral Veterinary Suspension: This normally bitter drug is rendered very palatable by Alvarado’s Compounding Pharmacists. Finicky cats and dogs will not resist this tasty Prednisolone Oral Veterinary Suspension compound when it’s flavored with something they like!

Please Note: We will inform the pet owner what the compound will cost before the compound is made. We can send compounds via FedEx Ground for a nominal charge to ANYWHERE in the United States. Please inquire about other delivery options.

Tell your Veterinarian give us a call today to see how we can create a custom compounded medication for your pets health and well being in the correct dosage and flavor! 619-287-5107

All Compounds Require A Prescription!

Please note: A Credit Card must be on file prior to the compound being made if your insurance do not cover the item.