Dr. PetLover, LLC Mobile Veterinarian
Pearls of Pet Wisdom
|Posted on 24 September, 2014 at 11:30|
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(KIR) ABOUT ONLINE PHARMACIES
Please don't forget! The pet industry as a whole is a multi-billion dollar a year BUSINESS!! Everyone wants in on this pot of gold, of which people are spending every year on their pets, from the so-called 'breed specific foods' to the 'customized' just for pets, pet strollers. Be aware that certain ONLINE PET PHARMACIES are also cashing in on this ever growing business, 1 out of 3 online pharmacies are a SCAM!
Remember: Cheaper is not always BETTER, sometimes it's just...well...cheaper. The medications that you use for your pet should first be discussed with your regular veterinarian after a complete physical and diagnostics as deemed necessary.
Please view the following link from care2.com which offers some interesting, enlightening and extremely helpful information for pet owners regarding online pharmacies and how to protect yourself from scammers:
Pet Meds: The Latest Online Scams and How to Avoid Them
(TBS) You are the consumer. SHOP AROUND. I strongly recommend to my clients who prefer to purchase from online pharmacies to stick with reputable, well established companies such as 1-800-petmeds and Drs. Foster and Smith. For food, I HIGHLY recommend chewy.com, the prices on this site for a variety of foods can't be beat!
Be surprised: Most of the medications that are prescribed for your pets can be purchased at your local ShopRite pharmacy or Costco pharmacy. These are examples of legitimate pharmacies that follow the laws and regulations around the sale of drugs, WITH affordable pricing.
True Story: My client purchased 1 months worth of a medication, Trazadone, for her pet
Cost from a local pharmacy/month ~ $200.00
When I got wind of this obscene amount I sent her straight to Costco
Cost at Costco for the same medication/month ~ $11.00
KNOWLEDGE, MY FRIENDS, IS POWER
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