Sina Pharmacy is a locally owned pharmacy in Vancouver, BC that has a specially trained staff that are equipped to assist veterinarians in obtaining positive outcomes for animals. We also work directly with pet owners to assist them with their regular prescription care for their pet(s) as many animals are on regular maintenance medications just as humans are. Most human medications do not come in the strengths or forms that work well for pets and that is why special training is required to prepare medications for animals.
Our specially trained pharmacists will work with you or your veterinarian to make special medication for your pet. We make prescriptions for your four-legged family member that are not commercially available or need to be put into a dosage form that works for your pet. We make chewable treats, capsules, transdermal gels, suspensions/solutions, and other dosage forms. We use a large variety of flavors to make sure your pet loves the taste of the medication and many medications can even be made into chewy treats so that your pet likes them just as well as any other treat that you give them. The prescriptions are hand-made based on the size, weight, dosage and flavor preference for each animal patient.
This is why we say, “Pets are People Too”! We help you meet their needs and usually this makes your life much easier when helping your beloved furry family member take their medicine.
Prescriptions are made within 48 hours and usually ready for pick-up or shipping the next business day after you request them if requested before Noon.
The following services are offered by our pharmacy for animals:
- Prescription Medication
- Non-Prescription Medication
- Compounding Services
- Animal Care Products
- Animal Vitamins
- Shipping to Vancouver, and North/West Vancouver locations is always FREE on compounded prescriptions!
- Custom strength of medications for seizures, diabetes, hyperthyroidism, parasitic infections, etc.
- Discontinued, combination, custom formulated products
Ask your veterinarian if compounding is right for your pet’s medication needs.
Please give us a try and see why our customers love us!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is a veterinary compounding?
A. Veterinary compounding is the professional practice that makes sure your animal is getting the best results from his medications. Sometimes when an animal needs a medication that is not typically carried or manufactured by drug companies, your veterinarian can ask the pharmacist for compounded medication. Some patients also prefer to receive the medication for their pet from a compounding pharmacy, even when a commercial product is available, because the cost is cheaper, they can choose a flavor that their pet likes, and they can ask for the medication to be made in any dosage form they wish.
Q. What is Compounding?
A. Compounding is the art of customizing medications to fit individual needs. Standard methods of delivery, dosage, strength, or taste can be customized to avoid problems or make a medication
easier to give to your pet.
We’re experts in compounding and through compounding we can:
- Make some oral medications into a topical treatment that can be rubbed into the skin of your pet’s ear for easier administration.
- Add flavors to make medications flavored to something that your pet appreciates!
- Make some pills into flavored solutions or suspensions
- Make medications that have been discontinued
- Customize the strength and form of medication just for your pet
Q. Can discontinued medications be compounded?
A. We can compound any discontinued and unavailable drug as per your veterinarian’s specifications.