PetMart Pharmacy Pushes Ahead on Veterinary Compounding

PetMart Pharmacy, a Vet-VIPPS accredited online pharmacy, has recently expanded the offerings of its non-sterile compounds. The pharmacy will now be offering over 100 compounds.

PetMart Pharmacy is a Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB) certified compounding pharmacy. PCAB accreditation is given only after rigorous standards, including those set forth by the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP), are met by a compounding pharmacy. PetMart Pharmacy, open since 2012, received PCAB accreditation in July of 2015. Since then, they have been following the rigorous guidelines for non-sterile compounding set forth by USP 795. PCAB and USP standards ensure consumers receive safe, quality medications.

Dr. Emily Abbott, head pharmacist at PetMart Pharmacy, upholds rigorous standards for compounding excellence. Compounded medications provide the opportunity for pets to get medication in strengths or forms that are not commercially available. “Compounded medications can be a lifesaver for pets who will not take certain forms of medication or who need specialized strengths of a medication,” said Dr. Ed Lehman. Drs. Ed and Chris Lehman are co-owners and founders of PetMart Pharmacy, as well as practicing veterinarians.

“We know our customers will enjoy the flexibility compounds offer. Customers and their veterinarians can find a treatment plan tailored specifically for their pet with these compounds,” said Dr. Chris Lehman. Popular compounds currently offered by PetMart Pharmacy include theophylline, a medication used to treat lung disorders, and diethylstilbestrol (D.E.S.), a medication used to treat urinary incontinence.

In addition to offering various strengths of compounded medications, PetMart Pharmacy can make many forms of compounded medications. Capsules, oral suspensions, and transdermal creams are available for many medications. The recent increase in compound offerings includes an expansion of the forms of compounds available. Medications are now available in tablets and chewable treats.

Compounds can be ordered online, but customers are encouraged to call the PetMart Pharmacy staff with any requests for compounds not currently listed on the website. “We are always looking to increase the products we offer,” Dr. Ed Lehman said, “We want our customers to let us know what compounds,…

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