How to Find the Best Prices for Dog Medications

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Pet medications can often be quite expensive products however, they are very important for our canine companions in order for allowing them to live healthy and happy. While your vet's office is always well stocked with pet medications, at times, it is wise to shop around for alternative prices,especially when dealing with the most pricey medications. If the medication does not need to be given right away, and if the dog's condition is not that urgent, a good place to start looking around are the many online pet pharmacies. 

Online pet pharmacies appear to have grown quite extensively over the Internet. These pharmacies rely on mail order, meaning that your vet's prescription will have to be faxed or mailed to them, and then your pet's prescription can be filled and mailed to your home address or your vet's office. Prices can therefore be compared between one pet pharmacy and another, so to find the best deals. Following is a list of the most popular pet pharmacies with a reputation of offering lower prices. 

List of Popular Online Pet Pharmacies

1800 PetMeds

Perhaps this is the most popular online pharmacy for pets. They offer only U.S. FDA/EPA approved pet medications and shipping is free for all orders above a certain price. There are often sales going on featuring discounted medications,treats, toys and other pet related supplies. 1800 Petmeds is a business approved by the Better Business Bureau which also offers a VeriSign SSSL certificate, meaning your private information is encrypted and therefore, secure.

Drs. Foster and Smith

This is another reputable online pet pharmacy that has been around for some time,  specifically created by two veterinarians, Drs. Foster and Smith. Whether you own a cat, dog, fish, reptile or horse, this online website has a vast array or medications, supplements, toys, treats and general supplies. Prescription medications may be mailed out after filling out an order form and supplying the vet's office contact information for authorization.


This pet pharmacy offers only EPA & FDA approved pet meds which means they are the same medication dispensed from the vet's office. However, this pet pharmacy offers everyday savings of up to 50%. Free shipping is available for orders reaching a certain amount. PetCareRx advertises itself as being America's most affordable pet pharmacy. For ease of use, medications are divided in prescription and non prescription medications.

Pet Health Pharmacy

Sometimes, pets have a hard time ingesting some pills and this is where compounding pharmacies stick out. Compounding pharmacies are great in turning ugly, bitter pills into great tasting pills for your pet. There are also times when finding certain types of medication may be difficult but compounding pharmacies may have them in stock. Specializing in a wide variety of dosage forms,unique strengths or hard-to-find medications at good prices, Pet Health Pharmacy specializes in compounding medications for pets.

One important consideration to point out is to be very wary and cautious of pet pharmacies online. Just as in humans, online pet pharmacies at times may not be reputable and there may be unpleasant surprises. Only visit websites you can trust when shopping around for the best prices. If a price seems to good to be true, or prescription medications are available without a prescription, stay away. Indeed, to err on the side of caution,, the FDA advises owners to consult with their vets before purchasing any pet medications online.

Some Over the Counter Pet Meds from Amazon

Pet King Brand Zymox Otic Enzymatic Solution for Pet Ears, 1.25 Ounces
Pet King Brand Zymox Otic Enzymatic Solution for Pet Ears, 1.25 Ounces

Use Zymox Otic to treat acute and chronic inflammation of your pet’s external ear caused by bacterial, viral, and yeast infections. It contains no antibiotics, and acts as a cleanser and a medication in a daily dose. It has no memory, so it destroys microorganisms resistant to antibiotics.

Nutramax Cosequin DS Double Strength Chewables, 250 Count
Nutramax Cosequin DS Double Strength Chewables, 250 Count

Cosequin DS is a nutritional supplement to help your dog maintain healthy joints. As your pet ages, it’s common for her joints to become less flexible, which impacts her mobility and quality of life. Cosequin DS is the top recommended brand of veterinarians to support and maintain the health of your dog’s joints.

Nutramax Denamarin Tabs for Large Dogs 35 Lbs. and Over - 30 Tablets
Nutramax Denamarin Tabs for Large Dogs 35 Lbs. and Over - 30 Tablets

AMe (S-Adenosylmethionine) found in Denamarin is shown to increase the glutathione levels, an important compound for liver health. It has also been shown to help protect lever cells and may help repair and regenerate. Denamarin also contains silybin which has been shown to support liver function by helping maintain a healthy oxidative balance.

Purina Fortiflora Canine Nutritional Supplement Box, 30gm/30 Count
Purina Fortiflora Canine Nutritional Supplement Box, 30gm/30 Count

Safe, stable and effective in restoring normal intestinal health and balance. Gastrointestinal tract conditions such as diarrhea are often associated with an imbalance in the intestinal microflora. FortiFlora is a nutritional supplement that contains a probiotic for the dietary management of dogs with diarrhea.

Pet Vision Eye Drops .25Oz
Pet Vision Eye Drops .25Oz

PetVision ophthalmic nutraceutical eye drops are an effective tool in assisting with the battle against many types of cataracts in companion pets. As a nutraceutical PetVision product helps address cataracts by using only natural ingredients, and whose main ingredients are amino acids commonly produced by all mammals. Patients tested for eye irritation, excessive tearing and change in inter-ocular pressure experienced no adverse effects.


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