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Saving Money on Pet Medications

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There are ways to save on on your pet's need for medication. This guide is about saving money on pet medications.
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July 5, 2011

I order all my Flea and Heartworm protection from www.petshed.com. They are half the price of what I used to pay at my Vet. I just placed an order for the 6 month package for dogs 45-88 pounds, and with shipping it came to $70.90. It takes about a week to arrive, but I always reorder it once I use my last application.

By CaroleeRose from Madison, AL

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July 5, 20110 found this helpful

This is a great website for pet meds. I have been buying my heartworm medicine form them for 5 or 6 years and cannot believe the difference in price. Not to mention no need for a blood test every year, with 5 dogs that would break the bank.

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September 21, 2009

I found a simple way to keep my pills from sticking together in my weekly pill holder. I have 3 or 4 gel caps and, in this hotter weather, they stick together or to the container. I have to dig them out. I found if I just put a pinch of cornstarch in with them, they don't stick together for about a year.

By Babbie from Lemon Grove, CA

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May 24, 20130 found this helpful

Keep the pill box/dispenser in the refrigerator. You are already opening and closing its door many times a day. Come cool autumn weather you can keep capsules on a counter, or wherever, again.

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January 15, 2013

Medications that I normally get from my vet can be gotten from the local drug store at less than half the price. My cat takes an "ACE inhibitor" for his kidney/blood pressure problems. The vet charges 30 dollars and the local pharmacy charges 11.00. The vet's office was happy to "call it in". It saves me plenty.

I get dog bones from the meat department at my grocery store. They are called "previously frozen soup bones". I give the dogs the raw bone straight out of the freezer and it keeps them busy for almost 2 hours. One dog gets loose poops that resolves in one day, but the other gal has no problems. Then they work that bone for a week or more. The neighbor dogs come by to get the old bones in the yard and it's a nice quiet neighborhood.

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Trish G from Pickerington, OH

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January 20, 20130 found this helpful

I remember studying about raw feeding and they told me that large weight bearing bones will break or wear down a dog's teeth. I love getting medicines cheaper when I can.

Thank you so much for sharing!

Blessings,

Robyn

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Saving Money on Pet Prescriptions

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If your pet is on medication sometimes it's cheaper to get the medication through your people pharmacy. I had a dog on phenobarbital and it was loads cheaper getting it at my local pharmacy.

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Always ask the vet if the medication being prescribed is available at a regular drugstore. If so, have her write the Rx for you. Vets charge a lot more for medications than cut-rate pharmacies like Walmart or Costco.

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My elderly cat is on high blood pressure and thyroid medication. She receives a partial tab of each once a day. My vet usually dispenses out 60 days worth, about 30 tabs, of each for over $60.00.

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My Giant Eagle grocery store's pharmacy has a list of antibiotics that are free, and they are happy to fill a K9 prescription. What would have cost me 40 dollars at the vet's office was just free for us.

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