Health

June 2016 Issue

When Compounding Is Right for Your Cat

Pharmacists can mix medications or alter them into chewables, tablets or liquids for specific needs

Hrudey was in trouble. The 7-year-old cat had been diagnosed with both kidney disease and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, the most common form of heart disease in cats. The double whammy made it difficult to manage his health because of the need to balance the fluids necessary for kidney health with the diuretics that helped control his heart disease. On top of that, of course, his feline nature meant that he wasn’t fond of taking medication.

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