Veterinary

As any pet owner knows, administering medication to animals can be extremely difficult. Cats are notorious for refusing to swallow pills, and usually will eat right around one disguised in food. Dosages can be very tricky with dogs – a dose of medication that works for an 80-pound Golden Retriever may be far too much for a six-pound Yorkie to handle. Large and exotic pets pose many unique medication challenges. A compounding pharmacist is equipped to help them all!


A caring veterinarian working closely with a compounding pharmacist can improve the health and happiness of your pet. Ask your veterinarian or our pharmacist about compounded medications today!

  • Flavored Medicine

    A pet who refuses to take medication because of the taste presents a prime opportunity for compounding. Cats don’t like pills, but they do like tuna. Dogs don’t appreciate a traditional solution of medication being squirted into their mouth, but they’ll take it gladly when it’s flavored with meat or part of a tasty biscuit or treat. Birds cannot take large volumes of liquid medication, but they will accept a small dose of a tasty, fruit-flavored, concentrated solution. By working closely with your veterinarian, a compounding pharmacist can prepare medicines in easy-to-give flavored dosage forms that animals happily devour, whether your pet is a cat, dog, bird, ferret, or snake.

  • Solving Dosage Problems

    Every animal is unique. They come in different shapes and sizes, and may be sensitive to ingredients like lactose. As a result, not all commercially available medicines are appropriate for every pet. That’s where compounding is especially helpful. Your veterinarian can prescribe a flavored liquid, treat, or other dosage form with the amount of medication that is exactly right for your pet’s size and condition.


  • Commercially Unavailable Medicine

    From time to time, a manufacturer may discontinue a veterinary medication. Often this is because it is not needed in the vast quantities necessary to make mass production cost-effective, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t still some pets that need it. When a discontinued medication has worked well for an animal in the past, a compounding pharmacist can prepare the medication on site and tailor the strength, dosage form, and flavor to the pet’s specific needs.

Barney's Pharmacy - Main Store

2604 Peach Orchard Rd.

Augusta, GA 30906

Phone: 706-798-5645

Fax: 706-798-0377 

Mon-Fri: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Sat: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Sun: Closed