Pets get sick too. When they do, it is important to have a resource for medications that will help them to get better. Once they are sick is not the time to investigate the resources available to you for purchasing your pet medication.
Just like people, pets get sick and need treatment. Knowing the signs of illness in your pet can assist with the best possible outcomes for their ailment. To that end, visiting your vet at the first sign of trouble is best.
Veterinarians are doctors for animals. They can prescribe medications for your sick pet. But, did you know that you don’t have to get all of your medications from them? Consider all of your options so that you are getting the best and most effective medication as well as products that are offered at the best price.
Resources for Pet Medicationss
1. Veterinarian’s office – This is often the first resource but not always the best. It all depends on the ailment and the medication needed to heal your pet. If it is a prescription medication, ask for a generic brand. Generics are cheaper but with the same ingredients as the name brand. The problem comes in when there is no generic. The prices can be astronomical. If you have pet insurance, check the fine print to see if your policy covers co-payments for medications. Ask your vet for samples so that you can try the medication before investing in an entire prescription.
2. Look online – You can find just about anything that you want on the Internet. This includes pet medications. You may have seen commercials for sites like 1-800-PetMeds. They offer discounts on everything from flea and tick collars to medications for heart worms. Other helpful sites to research are: PetCareRX.com, Vet Depot and DiscountPetMedicines.com. Check with your vet first to see if these sites are reputable and which they would recommend.
3. Holistic approach – Again talk to your vet. Their interest is in getting your pet well. Ask if they subscribe to using alternative remedies for certain conditions. You may be able to create a home remedy that works just as well as prescription pet medications but for a fraction of the cost.
When shopping for pet medications, do a little homework of your own. There are many online pet medication sites but all are not reputable and some sell products that don’t contain the same efficacious ingredients as the ones you acquire from your vet. But, this is not always the case so you will need to check.
Also, verify with your veterinarian if pet allergies prohibit you from purchasing certain medications online. If you are ever unsure, talk to a customer service representative before making any final online purchases.
Pet medications keep your pet healthy and well.