Top Tips on Pet Meds
Posted on March 5, 2012
Your pets are a significant part of your family, a huge part of your life, and most likely you will do everything in your power to keep them happy and healthy. To that end, you need to know that it’s important to buy the pet prescription medications that meet your pet’s very individual requirements when it comes to your pet’s health. Generic medication & non-prescription pet products can be dangerous and have adverse side effects under certain circumstances.
A lot of pet owners are looking for cheaper generic drugs these days as a substitute for what can be a more expensive brand name product. However, sometimes these savings end up being penny wise & pound foolish. You need to consider that with generics, the quality is not always consistent. With brand name products veterinarians and pharmacies usually know what to expect with regards to manufacturing standards and quality control. However, the production standards of generic manufacturers may not be as high quality or transparent. So, unless there is a very substantial price difference, we suggest that you stick with brand name products you can trust.
Another question we have often come across is – Should I buy my pet’s meds directly from my veterinarian or should I buy online? Actually, this will vary from situation to situation. While it doesn’t make sense to wait a few days on temporary low cost pet prescription meds that your pet needs immediately, saving money on frequently administered flea, tick and heartworm medication, long-term prescription products, or expensive non-emergency health products does make sense.
Keep in mind that you need to be buying prescription pet medications that make both you and your pet’s veterinarian comfortable and, as always, keep your pet healthy!