|Compounding is the professional and scientific preparation of a customized prescription medication. With a
compounding prescription from your veterinarian, a compounding pharmacy can take FDA-approved, and/or pharmaceutical-grade medications and compound them into the correct dosage and administration method for your pet. One typical veterinary use for compounding a medication is to make the dosage easier for the owner to give their pet. If your cat's medication can be compounded into a transdermal gel, this is one of the easiest forms of medications to use.
The medication in a transdermal gel is mixed with a special compound that promotes the absorption of the medication through the skin. To ensure your cat receives the proper amount of medication, please follow these recommendations.
Sites of Application
- Transdermal gels need to be applied to clean skin that has little hair, and on an area that your pet cannot lick. Usually this is on the inside of the ear.
- If applying gel to the ears, only apply to the tip of the ear. Do not apply the gel to the ear canal.
- Switch the site at which you apply the gel each time. For
instance, alternate ears each time a dose is given.
- Do not shave the hair from the area where the gel is going to be applied. This may abrade the skin and affect absorption of the gel.
- Do not apply a gel to broken or abraded skin.
- Once a week, clean the area to which the medication is applied with mild soap and water, and choose another site to give the medication.
|You can administer|
a gel on the skin
inside the ear.