Vet Compounding & Acetyl-Glutathione for Animals
February 19, 2015
Murray Avenue Apothecary’s state-of-the-art compounding laboratory prepares innovative, economical, easy-to-use dosage forms for animals. Susan Merenstein, RPh/Owner of Murray Avenue Apothecary has over 34 years of pharmacy practice including pet therapies. With over 40 years of combined experience, Susan and her dedicated staff help veterinarians and animal care specialists solve a variety of medication problems including hard-to-find medications, custom dosages, drug combinations, alternatives and transdermal medications.
About Vet Compounding
Veterinary compounding can make medicine time a treat – for pets and their owners.
Compounding, which is the art and science of preparing customized medications, is an increasingly popular solution to veterinary problems, just as it’s become more prevalent in human use. When it comes to diseases like skin rashes, eye and ear infections, heart conditions, cancer, and diabetes, animals and humans have a lot in common. But giving pets medication presents a unique set of challenges – challenges that can often be addressed through compounding.
Meeting the unique medication need of animals is indeed one of the fastest growing areas of pharmacy compounding. Working with your veterinarian practice, a licensed compounding pharmacist can meet the individual needs of your pet based on species, size and weight.
Compounding is undertaken at the direction of the licensed prescriber, taking into consideration clinical observations, testing and experience in making the determination whether a compounded medication is required for your pet.
Just like their human owners, animals are unique and have individual needs for taking medicine. Compounding pharmacists can assist you with your finickiest felines, canines that require specific dosaging depending upon their breed size, as well as exotic and large animal patients that present their own unique medication requirements – many of which are not met by commercially available medications.
It’s a team effort: A caring veterinarian working closely with a compounding pharmacist can improve the health and happiness of your pet.
93% of veterinarians say that compliance monitoring has a positive impact upon their practices. Compounding is uniquely suited to improve the compliance of your pets by providing flexibility in strengths and concentrations, dosage forms such as topicals, chewable treats, liquids, as well as flavoring options.
Our compounded medications are prepared from active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) purchased from FDA-registered suppliers, and are not “unapproved substances.” All of our pharmacists and certified technicians are licensed and strictly regulated by State Boards of Pharmacy, so you can feel good knowing that you and your pet are in good, certified hands.
Your pets are special. Their medication should be, too.
Pets are members of the family, and you want them to have medical treatment that’s as attentive and innovative as you expect for yourself. Today’s veterinarians understand this, and many rely on compounding as one way to deliver this advanced level of care.
Acetyl-Glutathione for Animals
One of our most successful compounded medications is absorbable Acetyl-Glutathione. The buzz words in today’s healthcare settings for humans and animals alike are Glutathione, Telomeres, Enhanced Performance, Anti-aging, and Detoxification. Glutathione (pronounced “gloota-thigh-own”) is the body’s essential health AID-Antioxidant, immune booster and detoxifier. It also helps with pain and decreases the recovery time from injuries, which is great for arthritis and joint pain.
Glutathione by itself is not bioavailable when taken orally and not appreciably absorbed in human or animal models. Most oral forms of glutathione are foul smelling, and the majority of an oral dose is oxidized before it can be absorbed and used by the cells. In order to have sufficient bioavailablity in an oral product, glutathione must be modified to Acetyl-Glutathione. Acetylation is the way all proteins, amino acids and peptides are transported by the body. Acetyl-glutathione is a food substance recognized as a Dietary Supplement and is generally regarded as safe, when used as directed. Acetylated Glutathione is stable in all of the digestive system and is well absorbed.
Acetyl-Glutathione can help your pet!
- Joint pain
- Liver Disease
- Itchy skin
- Hot spots
- Kennel Cough
Murray Avenue Apothecary is the only compounding pharmacy in the country to compound products with Acetylated Glutathione and Topical Palmitated Glutathione. Call us at 412-421-4996 or stop by 4227 Murray Avenue today!