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Your All-in-One Guide for Pet Medication Flavoring

pet medication flavoring

There are a number of benefits to compounding pet medications, one of which being the ability to flavor the medications. We often get asked questions about what flavor will be best for a certain medication or species. While it does depend on the specific pet (just like how humans have different flavor preferences), here’s some guiding information on pet medication flavoring based on what we’ve seen to be popular.

Choose from a Wide Variety of Flavors at Mixlab

Did you know for companion animals, we have 30 different pet-friendly flavors backed by our flavor guarantee? If a pet won’t take a medication because of flavor palatability, we’ll replace the flavor within 7 days for free! Not only is great customer service important to us, but so is pet compliance.

Additionally, all our flavors are vegan and hypoallergenic. Our pet medication flavorings are made of a proprietary blend of medium chain triglycerides or MCTs. They do not contain any proteins or allergens like meat, soy or nuts.

Which Flavor Should I Pick?

We get asked flavor questions all the time, but it really does come down to the preference of each animal. As humans, we try different flavors all the time. Why not let our furry friends in on the fun too?

Here are a few general tips from our pharmacists:

  • Some flavors that are more potent in scent than others, including beef, peanut butter, bacon, liver, and fish. 
  • When it comes to bitter medications, a sweet flavor like marshmallow or vanilla may help mask the bitterness.
  • Don't always assume your cat or dog likes traditional flavors because their food is a certain flavor. Give them something else to try! Most foods actually have a blend of different flavors and won’t taste the same as flavored pet medication.

Most Popular Pet Medication Flavoring by Species

We took a look at the most popular pet medication flavors by species from Mixlab orders over the past year.

  • Avian/Bird: Apple, Banana, Mango/Passion Fruit
  • Canine: Bacon, Chicken, Peanut Butter, Beef, Marshmallow, Liver
  • Capybara: Marshmallow
  • Feline: Tuna, Chicken, Bacon, Beef, Salmon, Marshmallow, Fish
  • Ferret: Chicken, Bacon, Liver, Beef
  • Hedgehog: Chicken, Bacon, Cricket
  • Horse/equine: Apple, Alfalfa, Molasses
  • Monkey: Marshmallow, Mango/Passion Fruit, Banana
  • Rabbit/Bunny: Banana, Apple, Strawberry
  • Reptiles: Cricket, Apple, Banana, Chicken
  • Rodents: Apple, Banana, Strawberry, Watermelon
  • Turtle/Tortoise: Cricket, Peanut Butter, Chicken, Strawberry

Some other fun flavors we have are Piňa Colada, Cherry, Raspberry, Vanilla, Butterscotch, Cheesecake, Turkey, and Venison. Just because a flavor is popular for a certain species doesn’t mean every pet will like it. That’s why we have 30 pet medication flavorings to choose from to maximize compliance!

Most Popular Pet Medication Flavoring by Medication

We also took a look at some of our top medications from 2023 and the most popular medication and flavor combinations we saw. Keep in mind that in 2023, our most common species served were dogs and cats and the flavors by pet medication are likely reflective of that.

  • Methimazole: Tuna, Chicken, Bacon, Beef, Salmon
  • Prednisolone: Chicken, Tuna, Bacon, Beef, Salmon
  • Metronidazole: Chicken, Marshmallow, Tuna, Bacon, Beef
  • Fluoxetine: Chicken, Tuna, Bacon, Peanut Butter, Beef
  • Doxycycline: Chicken, Tuna, Marshmallow, Bacon, Beef
  • Ursodiol: Bacon, Chicken, Beef, Peanut Butter, Tuna
  • Amlodipine: Tuna, Chicken, Bacon, Beef, Marshmallow
  • Omeprazole: Chicken, Bacon, Peanut Butter, Beef, Tuna
  • Pimobendan: Bacon, Chicken, Peanut Butter, Beef, Tuna
  • Cisapride: Chicken, Tuna, Bacon, Beef, Peanut Butter

Partner with Mixlab for Personalized Pet Medication Flavoring

Need custom flavored pet meds? As a veterinary-exclusive pharmacy that specializes in compounding medications, we’re here to be your trusted home delivery partner. Chicken-flavored chews? Cricket-flavored suspension? We’ve got you covered!

From compounded medications in varying dosages, forms and flavors to a full range of commercial medications and pet wellness products, we make the pet prescription medication process fast and painless, with a sprinkle of delight! 

Contact our sales team at for more information or submit a prescription online, via email at or via phone at 888-901-4480.