Pet Health Pet Prescriptions

Published on June 11th, 2014 | by Debbie Martin


The Advantages of Buying Pet Prescriptions Online

With recent and long running developments in pet veterinary science, it is possible to treat and cure a number of common pet ailments with the right prescriptions and medicine. Vets are able to diagnose issues and prescribe a treatment that can be life saving for a pet and cure them of their ailment. Chances are that over the lifespan of your pet you will need to get a prescription for them at least once or twice. The question is where you should buy these medicines.

If you need to buy prescription medicines for your beloved furry friend, should you buy them online? There are a number of websites that allow you to buy pet prescriptions over the internet, simply making your order with the click of a button and having the medicine delivered to your door. They offer simple common pet medications such as flea and tick treatments, as well as other products including allergy medication, pain relievers, arthritis treatments and much more. No matter what your pet’s ailment, the medicine they need will likely be offered online.

So what are the benefits of buying your pet prescriptions online? Here are some of the major advantages that come from buying prescription drugs from an online pet pharmacy.

You Will Save a Lot of Money

One of the main reasons to buy your pet prescriptions online is the savings that you will enjoy. Generally, an online pharmacy will be able to supply a range of prescription products at much lower prices than the vet. This is because they have lower overheads as they do not have an actual brick and mortar shop to maintain. They can usually purchase medicine at a bulk rate and pass the savings along to their customers.

These savings are even more important if your pet suffers from a long term health issue and requires ongoing medicine for the rest of their life. The cost of these medicines can really add up, so you could end up saving hundreds of pounds over the years.

Even though the prices are lower, these are the exact same drugs that you get from your vet. The drugs are sourced from the same suppliers and they are exactly the same products most of the time, just with different packaging. Why would you spend more for something, when you can get the exact same product for a cheaper price in a much more convenient way?! With the current economic climate the way it is, many homeowners are looking for ways to save in any way that they can – so this can be a huge advantage to many cash strapped pet owners.

Avoiding the Stress of Going to the Vet

Another advantage of buying pet medication online is the fact that you won’t actually have to take your pet to the vet. Going to the veterinarian is a very stressful experience for pets (and you!) and when they are in the waiting room they are exposed to illnesses from other sick pets. It can also take a very long time to be seen to sometimes, so why take them there if you don’t need to?

When you order prescriptions online from the comfort of your own home, you won’t have to worry about taking your dog or cat anywhere. You can keep them at home where they will be relaxed and order everything you need while sitting on your sofa. Also, if you have a very busy schedule it can be very advantageous not to have to take the time to visit the vet for a minor problem such as flea and tick treatment, when you can just order it online.

Legitimate Websites Will Require Prescriptions

When you are buying pet medications such as flea and tick treatments you will often not need an actual prescription, but if you are buying other medications such as pain killers and arthritis medication a prescription is necessary. A reliable and legitimate website will require you to consult with your vet and get a proper prescription before buying the medications.

This is a very good thing and it shows that the online pharmacy cares about the health of your pet. By selling drugs without a proper prescription, a website would be putting your pet’s health at risk.

It is Possible to Claim Back Pet Medicines on Your Insurance

If you have pet insurance, it is possible to claim back the cost of the pet treatments that you purchase from an online pharmacy. All you need to do is simply print off an invoice after you make your order and send it into the insurance company with your claim.

Your insurance company might need to verify the claim and in that case you can send the pharmacy a claim form with your half completed and they can fill in their part and forward it to the insurance company.

These are just a few of the reasons why buying pet prescriptions online can be an advantageous option for a pet owner. If you are considering purchasing your pet’s medication in this way, make sure that you get a prescription from your vet first and that you do your research to choose a legitimate and trustworthy website. Also, you can look into buying long term medications in bulk or setting up an automatic refill for even more savings and convenience.

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About the Author

Debbie has worked for Beeston Animal Health for a number of years and although generally involved with the marketing these days she has a great deal of knowledge on many things to do with small animals.

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