Buying Cat Meds online and other great ways for cat owners to save moneyAs many people know, Big Pharma controls the price of medication in the USA. The same medication can cost 4-10x the amount in the USA than it does in Canada, for example. While the high costs are often balanced out by health insurance for us humans, it most certainly is not with medications for cats. This post is to help you reduce the overall medical costs of keeping your kitty. We’ve included a few suggestions from our readers, got a great big list of online vet pharmacies and cat medication providers, as well as some other great lifestyle tips to keep your cat healthy. It all started with this little post on our Facebook page:
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Taking your cat to the vetVisits to the vet (whether for sickness, injury, or their annual vaccinations) is usually the most expensive part of owning your cat. The cost of prescription medications, supplements, and vaccines quickly add up. So when we put out the call for tips on reducing the costs of cat meds our readers were quick to respond … Lisa told us … “I was shocked at how inexpensively I was able to purchase meds when I cut out the middleman and when straight to the pharmacies. For example, a vial of Buprenorphine (a pain med) was $20 per 1ml vial at our local vet (and we were giving her two doses a day, so a vial lasted just three days). But I was eventually able to find it at Walgreens for only $7.20 per 1ml vial using a coupon service I found on https://www.goodrx.com.” Another reader Laurel also shared her experiences buying cat meds online. She reports “Our vet sold us 7 x (.15 ml) syringes of Buprenex (for pain) for $75. That lasted us just about 3 days. But I was able to purchase 10 ml of the same drug through http://www.diamondbackdrugs.com which would last us over 22 days for just $46. HUGE difference.” Where possible consider buying your cat meds online from the growing list of pet stores, veterinary pharmacies, and medication providers who sell direct to consumer.
Use them to buy …
- cat toothpaste
- prescription vaccines
- allergy and anti-itch medication
- ear and nose wipes
- vitamins and supplements
- calming meds
- worming tablets
- flea and tick treatments
- dental care products
- hip, joint and arthritis medication