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Anyone buying pet medications online?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by E5RSY, Apr 13, 2021.

  1. E5RSY

    E5RSY Doctor of Teleocity

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    Who do you use? I see a big difference in pricing among the sites. For instance, my dogs' flea/tick meds at BudgetPetCare.com is almost half of what it is at Chewy.com. Makes me wonder if 1) some of the stuff out there is counterfeit, or 2) one of the sites has unfair pricing.
     
  2. dougstrum

    dougstrum Friend of Leo's

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    We tick med ~brevecta~ from
    1-800 pet meds.
     
  3. E5RSY

    E5RSY Doctor of Teleocity

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    We tried Bravecto but it gave us a scare with our dog (reaction, severe lethargy). We switched after I did some research on it that mentioned fatalities.

    Thanks for the tip on 1-800-PM.
     
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    buster poser Friend of Leo's Platinum Supporter

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    Almost solely. 1800PetMeds has been really great to us too; fast shipping, etc. The usual meds are far, far cheaper through them than the vet.
     
  5. E5RSY

    E5RSY Doctor of Teleocity

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    Do you have to provide a prescription from your vet?
     
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    buster poser Friend of Leo's Platinum Supporter

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    They actually contact the vet for you; you enter your vet's information, they ring the vet up (I guess, or via email/fax) and verify the prescription. That information is saved for future refills, and they always verify the scrip is current as well; one we've got for our dog requires annual bloodwork owing to potential thyroid impacts, and they've alerted us we need to go in for the yearly.

    Really nice operation, think we've been using them for six or seven years now. We've been happy enough that I haven't really price shopped, but their generics for flea/tick & heartworm are much cheaper than the national brand.
     
  7. dougstrum

    dougstrum Friend of Leo's

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    We always gave our dogs Frontline. Mabel seemed to have the lethargy reaction to it. A rescue friend suggested Brevacta.
    Probably specific time individual dogs~
    Don't like any of it, but had to treat last dog for Lyme:(
     
  8. bgmacaw

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    We've ordered from PetMeds and Chewy. No issues with either.
     
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    JL_LI Friend of Leo's

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    Our dear departed Samantha had glaucoma toward the end of her life. Her two meds were the same as used for humans so we were given prescriptions. One of her meds cost more than $1000 / mo. at US pharmacies. A Canadian pharmacy was suggested that brought the price for all her meds below $350. Then the government stepped in and cut off the supply. We contacted the manufacturer in UK and were directed to a British pharmacy that while more cumbersome to deal with, brought the price of the more expensive med down to around $300. People who can't afford maintenance drugs have to put their dogs down But Sam managed just fine blind. It was other medical problems of old age that got her in the end.
     
  10. StrangerNY

    StrangerNY Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    We use Chewy for our dog and cats. No problems at all.

    - D
     
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    We order most online, often Walmart PetRx is considerably cheaper.
     
  12. schmee

    schmee Doctor of Teleocity

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    I don't do flea poison. But for other meds Allivet has been good. Also California Vet Pharmacy. Each site seems to have a better price for each thing for some reason.
     
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    I tried them, but they just weren't strong enough for my liking. :) Sorry...had to...the opportunity presented itself.
     
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    I've noticed that our vet will usually match online prices; especially when it is a prescription item. Other than that we buy mostly from Chewy.
     
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