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Cardiology

Veterinary: Prescribe Now
Pet Owners: Pick Up and Fill a New Prescription

We care the way you care about healthy hearts.

In prescribing cardiology medications for companion animals, perhaps nothing matters more to veterinary cardiologists, your clients and your patients than choice. 

You need many choices for the medications you prescribe, and how they are billed and shipped.  Your clients and patients need choices to assure that the medication you prescribe is taken.  That’s why so many veterinary cardiologists choose us for custom-compounded cardiac medications.

We offer more than 700 preparations for veterinary cardiology and dozens of ways to help improve compliance with your prescription orders.   A pet with a cardiac disorder already is stressed and often may have a poor appetite.  So adding stress through restraint and forceful administration can be traumatic and dangerous.  And because so many cardiac-specific medications are bitter, masking it in food can literally leaving a bad taste in an animal’s mouth causing it to further avoid its food.

So we offer hard-to-find medications and unique, compliance-friendly dosage forms like tasty, chewable Gourmeds®, smaller-than-a Tic-Tac® Tiny Tabs® and the Twist-a-Dose® transdermal gel applicator.  And who ever said medications have to taste bad? Not us. Have a pooch that has a penchant for poultry? Or a kitty that wants to know “where’s the beef?” Now you can deliver. Even your patients with the most discriminating tastes will be satisfied with the flavors available for our oral compounded preparations, from anchovy to peanut butter.

Turn to Wedgewood Pharmacy to keep pet hearts healthy.

As one of the nation's largest compounding pharmacies, our specialized compounding pharmacists have helped to solve unique medication problems for veterinary cardiologists for more than a decade.  Serving more than 30,000 human-health and animal-health prescribers, we have the experience and resources to help you to solve many complex medication-compliance issues.
 
If you do not find the specific compounded medication, dosage form and/or flavor that meets your needs in our formulary of more than 7,500 preparations for more than 250 therapeutic agents, please call our customer care specialists at 800.331.8272.

The high cost of non-compliance.

Of course an animal’s health is tied to compliance.  
 
These facts from a recent study may surprise you:

  • The rate of compliance for chronic medication is just 76%. That means an astounding 24% of pets aren’t being treated with the medications they need to live healthy lives—and in some cases, simply to live.
  • Pet owners who are shown one or more ways to administer medication had a significantly higher rate of compliance (73% vs. 59% for those not shown). Yet, only 43% of practices show pet owners how to administer medication.
  • 60% of owners would pay more for medication that is palatable or easy to administer.
  • 93% of veterinarians say that compliance monitoring has a positive impact on their practice.
  • 72% of pet owners would like to receive information in writing about their pets’ medication so they could refer back to it.

You and your clients also can turn to our online learning center for scores of professional monographs, medication information for pet owners and hundreds of articles from our partner, PetMD.

Here are some cardiac indications for which veterinarians prescribe compounded medications.

Preparations available from Wedgewood Pharmacy that may be prescribed for cardiac indications.

  • Amlodipine (as Besylate)
  • Losartan Potassium
  • Sildenafil (as Citrate)
  • Atenolol
  • Mexiletine HCl
  • Sotalol HCl
  • Benazepril HCl
  • Nitroglycerin
  • Spironolactone
  • Carvedilol
  • Pimobendan
  • Terazosin (as HCl)
  • Digoxin
  • Prazosin (as HCl)
  • Theophylline
  • Enalapril Maleate
  • Procainamide HCl
  • Verapamil HCl
  • Hydralazine HCl
  • Propranolol HCl

 

You may find these resources to be helpful.

Wedgewood Pharmacy’s Learning Center for Pet Owners
Wedgewood Pharmacy's Veterinarian-Authored Drug Monographs for Veterinarians
Find a Veterinary Cardiologist
American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine