Two Ways to Save Money on Pet Drugs

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Most of us know to ask our pharmacists for generic drugs whenever possible in order to save money.  But have you ever thought about asking your veterinarian whether a generic version is available for the brand name drugs your dog or cat is taking? It never occurred to me, but I was delighted when my veterinarian’s office suggested a generic form of heartworm medication that was almost 50% cheaper than the brand name prescription I had been buying from another vet.  A second way to save money on pet drugs is by buying drugs from online pet catalogues and pharmacies. These companies sell both prescription and non-prescription medications at a savings. Written prescriptions have to be faxed to the on-line company. Some vets might charge you for writing the prescription, and others might even refuse. If the doctor refuses, you might want to find a more customer-friendly practice.