Pharmacy

Our well-stocked, full-service pharmacy has almost all of the medications you need for your pet’s health.  We carry everything from antihistamines, medicated shampoos, and joint supplements, to heartworm preventatives, antibiotics, and hormone supplements.

TO DISPENSE PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS, WE MUST HAVE HAD AN EXAM OF YOUR PET WITHIN THE LAST 14 MONTHS. THIS IS A LEGAL REQUIREMENT. Other conditions may apply to some medications.

Question About a Medication?

Our friendly staff is just a phone call away! Call us at:

512.863.0470

Compounding Services

We can make many drugs into liquid formulations and flavor them, to make giving medicine at home easier for you and your pet!  Compounding a drug into a liquid form or making certain combinations of medications can make it much easier to ensure you can give your pet his or her necessary medication.  Additionally, we can find the right alternatives if you have a particularly small pet who cannot take standard medication doses or if you have a pet who is especially difficult to medicate properly. Some compounding must be done by specialty pharmacies, and in those cases, we can get that service done for you quickly.

Special Orders

What if we don’t carry something on the shelf?  We can easily special-order you many more medications than we carry every day.  Usually, we can have a special order in our office within 2 working days. If you need a special order, please try to let us know 3 days before you run out of your current supply.

Question About a Medication?

Our friendly staff is just a phone call away! Call us at:

512.863.0470

Tips for Hard-to-Pill Dogs and Cats

Sometimes it’s a fight to get a pill down an animal!
Here are a few tips to make it easier:

  • Put it in a treat!  If your pet likes treats, then get one you can smash around the pill!  Many animals LOVE “Pill Pockets,” but you can try Peanut Butter, a small amount of cheese, or even some soft food.  Why fight it if you can make it a treat!  If you can’t give them a pill in a treat, try giving them a treat after getting a pill, at least-teach them it’s a good thing.

  • Instead of trying to only control the mouth, get a good hold on your animal’s full body when you give a pill.  Hold their body next to yours for added strength.  If they can back away or shake their head, it’s much harder to pill them.  Don’t be afraid to put them in a corner so they can’t back away, or use your leg to control a big dog.

  • Get a “pill popper.”  These are little thin sticks that hold a pill so you can get it to the back of their mouth, and then let you press a button to “pop” the pill into their mouth.  If the pill is up near their teeth, they spit it out, but if it gets to the back of the throat, they are likely to swallow it.

  • When you get a pill in your pet’s mouth, you can gently rub their throat or softly blow in their face. Sometimes this helps pets swallow.

  • If pilling doesn’t work, ask us about other formulations!  Liquids, chewy treat tabs, and sometimes smear-able paste can be made. Don’t give up without talking to us about it!