Cheaper Pet Medication

The Consumerist has great advice for how to get cheaper pet medication. Turns out, it’s not your vet. They can mark up perscriptions as much as 160%.
From the site:

For many pet meds, a better bet is your local pharmacy. Kmart, Rite Aid, Target, and Walgreens all fill prescriptions for Fluffy and Fido, so long as that same drug is also prescribed to humans. Prices can go as little as $4 for a month’s supply. Walgreens allows customers to enroll pets as family members and take advantage of its prescription savings club. Giant/Eagle, Kroger, and Target also open their discount programs to pets.

This is a great tip, but the key is that the drug has to be something humans use too. What if it’s not?

Another option is to shop at one of the Veterinary-Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites accredited by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy. Examples include 1-800-PetMeds, Drs. Foster & Smith, KV VetSupply, and PetCareRx.

I have to buy my cat regular medication now, so I’ll be looking into this. Where do you get your pet medicine?

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3 thoughts on “Cheaper Pet Medication”

  1. Costco also fills pet medications at their pharmacies and you do not have to be a member of Costco to use the pharmacy there. We got our diabetic cat’s insulin and syringes there much cheaper than anywhere else, and it was our vet who told us about it.

  2. This is a great post. I have to buy my cat kidney medication and was wondering if I could get it cheaper online as it’s $60 a month.


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