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Old 09-18-2007, 06:06 PM
 
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I searched online for my dog's heartworm medicine (Interceptor) and found the prices were drastically cheaper than my vet charges. But the online sites charge $5-$9 shipping. When I told my vet that I was going to buy the heartworm medicine online, they said to bring in proof of the online price and they might be able to match it. My dog's annual exam, shots, heartworm test, etc was last Friday. By bringing in two online quotes, they discounted the heartworm med by $20....which turned out to be cheaper than ordering online and paying shipping. Maybe your vet might offer something similar for some of your pets meds.
check out dr foster, or healthy pets.com the shipping is a flat rate, the only 2 i have used.
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Old 09-18-2007, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Marion, IN
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I use PetsuppliesNet.Com for my heartworm/flea control. Waaay less than my vet, $3 flat fee for shipping, never had a problem. I have also used http:///www.valleyvet.com (broken link) for shampoos and topicals.
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Old 09-20-2007, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Utah
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I searched online for my dog's heartworm medicine (Interceptor) and found the prices were drastically cheaper than my vet charges. But the online sites charge $5-$9 shipping. When I told my vet that I was going to buy the heartworm medicine online, they said to bring in proof of the online price and they might be able to match it. My dog's annual exam, shots, heartworm test, etc was last Friday. By bringing in two online quotes, they discounted the heartworm med by $20....which turned out to be cheaper than ordering online and paying shipping. Maybe your vet might offer something similar for some of your pets meds.

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check out dr foster, or healthy pets.com the shipping is a flat rate, the only 2 i have used.
Dr. Foster's price for Interceptor is $42 + $2 shipping
Healthypets.com doesn't have Interceptor, but they recommended Entirelypets.com and their price was $33 + $5 shipping.

I got a better price from the vet $35. Thanks for the info though.
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Old 09-21-2007, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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I've recently ordered out of Canada for my prescriptions. My dog has 2 different eye meds, one which sold for 48. at a chain drug store and 23. online. The second was about the same savings. It took about a week to get and was actually recommended by my vet.
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Old 09-23-2007, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Rochester Hills, MI
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I've recently ordered out of Canada for my prescriptions. My dog has 2 different eye meds, one which sold for 48. at a chain drug store and 23. online. The second was about the same savings. It took about a week to get and was actually recommended by my vet.
Do the online Vet prescriptions charge for the 'consult'...That is what online doctors do. When my insurance was down, recently, I needed some penicillin for an abscessed tooth. SO the penicillin (itself) was only $25. BUT the 'doctor' to prescribe it? was another $25.
So it cost me twice as much to order online. Buyer Beware.
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Old 09-23-2007, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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My vet gave me a written prescription and I faxed it to the Canadian pharmacy. They charge $10. shipping for an order so I order 3 bottles of each at a time. He gave me a prescription which was good for a year. My dog will be on thse probably for the rest of his life, so, I can get a new prescription when he goes to the ophtamologist (sp) for his check up.
I know they got me for over $600. in 2 visits and 1 quick half day surgery.
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Old 05-15-2009, 03:48 PM
 
Location: California
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I order from 1800PetMeds all the time. I've tried others and a few times I've gotten meds that were past the expiration date. Then it's hell to pay to try and return!
Just this morning...and I posted in the flea meds warning thread...I checked on Revolution with the Canadavet compared to PetMeds...and while the 3 pk was $2.00 cheaper...anything more in quanity, was way more expensive. With PetMeds...you can usually find a coupon code for free shipping and they constantly send you coupons in the mail for $5+ off your next order.

PS...they will contact your vet for a prescription if one is needed. They also keep you posted...like: vet contact made, waiting on vets approval, etc.
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Old 05-22-2009, 11:58 AM
 
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Most vets will give you a written prescription to send as they do not work with these online pharmacies due to legal issues. Also one thing to consider ordering online or from out of the country is that the medications are not guaranteed by the manufacturer. For instance if you order from these sources and your pet gets heartworm they manufacturer won't pay for the treatment. If you get the products from a vet and it is proven then the manufacturer will pay for the treatment.
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Old 05-25-2009, 02:43 AM
 
Location: County Mayo Descendant
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I've ordered from Dr. Fosters & Smith online, my vet had to fax the rx to them, better prices, there is also Heartland Supply
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Old 05-28-2009, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Ocean Shores, WA
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I buy my cats' Revolution from New Zealand.
It's a few dollars cheaper than in the U.S. and shipping is free.

However, anti-biotics, or other meds requiring prescriptions, I get from the vet.
It may cost a little more, but I have it when I leave the office and can start treating my animals right away.

Unless it's a chronic condition requiring continuing medication, I don't see how mail order makes any sense.
If they need medication, they need it immediately.
In the two weeks time it takes for the order to be received, they will probably have gotten over the problem on their own, or will have died.
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