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Hi, it's most probably been put on here before but I just wanted to highlight how much cheaper prescribed medicines by the vets are on the internet. I was shocked by the difference in price. My dog…
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2m, 4d agoPosted 2 months, 4 days ago
Hi, it's most probably been put on here before but I just wanted to highlight how much cheaper prescribed medicines by the vets are on the internet. I was shocked by the difference in price.

My dog has to have eye ointment for the rest off his life for dry eye. The stuff he needs my vet charges £58 for. On the internet I found the same ointment for £26. I was able to have a prescription from my vets for 3 months worth (2 tubes) for which I had the privilege of being charged £11 for. Still by doing this I saved about £50.

I am aware some people have pets put to sleep as they cannot afford the treatment which is sad when it can be purchased so much more cheaply and not even informed about it.

I have just priced up metacam (quite a common anti inflammatory medicine) for my other dog and this works out to be about £20 cheaper online.

Hopefully this well help people as even though I had been told before it was cheaper to purchase online I did not realise by how much, and how easy it was to do it.
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2m, 4d agoPosted 2 months, 4 days ago
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#1
Can you recommend some retailers?
#2
Rich44
Can you recommend some retailers?
I used pet drugs online and all has been fine.
#3
They emailed me with a one hour delivery slot (and the drivers name :-) ) on the day it was due.
#4
Hi, our dog uses optimmune twice daily whichever I get from the vets at a cost of £46 per tube. A tube lasts us 4-5 weeks. Can you tell me, with your 3 monthly prescription do you have to order the 2 tubes at the same time or can you order 1 tube then use the same prescription next month to order another tube? Thanks
#5
This is definately true. Most prescriptions need your vet to write the prescription, for which you have to pay a fee, but it often still works out cheaper. If your pet needs long term medication then definately this route.

We have thought about this but as our dog's medication is often short term, we have not bothered to do so but certainly worth looking at.
#6
ronniejames23
Hi, our dog uses optimmune twice daily whichever I get from the vets at a cost of £46 per tube. A tube lasts us 4-5 weeks. Can you tell me, with your 3 monthly prescription do you have to order the 2 tubes at the same time or can you order 1 tube then use the same prescription next month to order another tube? Thanks
That's the ointment I had to buy. I ordered 3 months worth as I think you have to pay for a separate prescription each time. I didn't look into it but there was a link for vets that offer free prescriptions.
#7
mollypolly
ronniejames23
Hi, our dog uses optimmune twice daily whichever I get from the vets at a cost of £46 per tube. A tube lasts us 4-5 weeks. Can you tell me, with your 3 monthly prescription do you have to order the 2 tubes at the same time or can you order 1 tube then use the same prescription next month to order another tube? Thanks
That's the ointment I had to buy. I ordered 3 months worth as I think you have to pay for a separate prescription each time. I didn't look into it but there was a link for vets that offer free prescriptions.
How do you send the online retailer the prescription? She's on optimmune for life so this is definitely something I could make use of! Thankyou!
#8
ronniejames23
mollypolly
ronniejames23
Hi, our dog uses optimmune twice daily whichever I get from the vets at a cost of £46 per tube. A tube lasts us 4-5 weeks. Can you tell me, with your 3 monthly prescription do you have to order the 2 tubes at the same time or can you order 1 tube then use the same prescription next month to order another tube? Thanks
That's the ointment I had to buy. I ordered 3 months worth as I think you have to pay for a separate prescription each time. I didn't look into it but there was a link for vets that offer free prescriptions.
How do you send the online retailer the prescription? She's on optimmune for life so this is definitely something I could make use of! Thankyou!
My vet emailed the prescription as I needed it quite quickly. I think you can upload copies or send the paper prescription to them. I think there were a few different ways of doing it.
#9
mollypolly
ronniejames23
mollypolly
ronniejames23
Hi, our dog uses optimmune twice daily whichever I get from the vets at a cost of £46 per tube. A tube lasts us 4-5 weeks. Can you tell me, with your 3 monthly prescription do you have to order the 2 tubes at the same time or can you order 1 tube then use the same prescription next month to order another tube? Thanks
That's the ointment I had to buy. I ordered 3 months worth as I think you have to pay for a separate prescription each time. I didn't look into it but there was a link for vets that offer free prescriptions.
How do you send the online retailer the prescription? She's on optimmune for life so this is definitely something I could make use of! Thankyou!
My vet emailed the prescription as I needed it quite quickly. I think you can upload copies or send the paper prescription to them. I think there were a few different ways of doing it.
Sorry meant to say the vet emailed the prescription straight to the company.
#10
mollypolly
ronniejames23
mollypolly
ronniejames23
Hi, our dog uses optimmune twice daily whichever I get from the vets at a cost of £46 per tube. A tube lasts us 4-5 weeks. Can you tell me, with your 3 monthly prescription do you have to order the 2 tubes at the same time or can you order 1 tube then use the same prescription next month to order another tube? Thanks
That's the ointment I had to buy. I ordered 3 months worth as I think you have to pay for a separate prescription each time. I didn't look into it but there was a link for vets that offer free prescriptions.
How do you send the online retailer the prescription? She's on optimmune for life so this is definitely something I could make use of! Thankyou!
My vet emailed the prescription as I needed it quite quickly. I think you can upload copies or send the paper prescription to them. I think there were a few different ways of doing it.
Thankyou- she is booked in at the vets for her checkup the middle of January so will ask the vet for a prescription then look online. Can I ask, how long has your dog had dry eye for & does she have any flare ups? Our Westie cross was only diagnosed this July after suffering from an eye ulcer & although she's ten times better than what she was I'm still not convinced it's 100% sorted as she does squint sometimes
#11
ronniejames23
mollypolly
ronniejames23
mollypolly
ronniejames23
Hi, our dog uses optimmune twice daily whichever I get from the vets at a cost of £46 per tube. A tube lasts us 4-5 weeks. Can you tell me, with your 3 monthly prescription do you have to order the 2 tubes at the same time or can you order 1 tube then use the same prescription next month to order another tube? Thanks
That's the ointment I had to buy. I ordered 3 months worth as I think you have to pay for a separate prescription each time. I didn't look into it but there was a link for vets that offer free prescriptions.
How do you send the online retailer the prescription? She's on optimmune for life so this is definitely something I could make use of! Thankyou!
My vet emailed the prescription as I needed it quite quickly. I think you can upload copies or send the paper prescription to them. I think there were a few different ways of doing it.
Thankyou- she is booked in at the vets for her checkup the middle of January so will ask the vet for a prescription then look online. Can I ask, how long has your dog had dry eye for & does she have any flare ups? Our Westie cross was only diagnosed this July after suffering from an eye ulcer & although she's ten times better than what she was I'm still not convinced it's 100% sorted as she does squint sometimes
It was only a couple of months ago. I'm not a 100% sure if it is this as he will still squint as well. But what I have noticed when I have not used it this weekend (as had run out) was that his eye was squinting more often and the "gunk" that he originally had in both eyes which had cleared was starting to return.
#12
I would recommend your pet being seen by a proper vet
2 Likes #13
I use pet drugs online for my dogs heart medication. You can just photograph or scan the prescription and upload it. I paid 3 times more from the vets.Even with the ridiculous prescription charge of £16.20 !!!(scandalous really as my old vets I paid £5.10 for the prescription) its still significantly cheaper. The prescription covers 3 orders each for 2 months supply so 6 months then he has to have a cardiac review. I think these drug charges from vets should be clamped down on because it really is a money making racket and they take advantage of pet owners who just want the best for their pets.
#14
mollypolly
ronniejames23
mollypolly
ronniejames23
mollypolly
ronniejames23
Hi, our dog uses optimmune twice daily whichever I get from the vets at a cost of £46 per tube. A tube lasts us 4-5 weeks. Can you tell me, with your 3 monthly prescription do you have to order the 2 tubes at the same time or can you order 1 tube then use the same prescription next month to order another tube? Thanks
That's the ointment I had to buy. I ordered 3 months worth as I think you have to pay for a separate prescription each time. I didn't look into it but there was a link for vets that offer free prescriptions.
How do you send the online retailer the prescription? She's on optimmune for life so this is definitely something I could make use of! Thankyou!
My vet emailed the prescription as I needed it quite quickly. I think you can upload copies or send the paper prescription to them. I think there were a few different ways of doing it.
Thankyou- she is booked in at the vets for her checkup the middle of January so will ask the vet for a prescription then look online. Can I ask, how long has your dog had dry eye for & does she have any flare ups? Our Westie cross was only diagnosed this July after suffering from an eye ulcer & although she's ten times better than what she was I'm still not convinced it's 100% sorted as she does squint sometimes
It was only a couple of months ago. I'm not a 100% sure if it is this as he will still squint as well. But what I have noticed when I have not used it this weekend (as had run out) was that his eye was squinting more often and the "gunk" that he originally had in both eyes which had cleared was starting to return.
Thankyou- yes it definitely seems to make a difference- hoping the vet says it's under control in January
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YouDontWantToKnow
I would recommend your pet being seen by a proper vet
You can only get a prescription from the vet you have seen.
2 Likes #16
jakeyboy4398
I use pet drugs online for my dogs heart medication. You can just photograph or scan the prescription and upload it. I paid 3 times more from the vets.Even with the ridiculous prescription charge of £16.20 !!!(scandalous really as my old vets I paid £5.10 for the prescription) its still significantly cheaper. The prescription covers 3 orders each for 2 months supply so 6 months then he has to have a cardiac review. I think these drug charges from vets should be clamped down on because it really is a money making racket and they take advantage of pet owners who just want the best for their pets.
I agree. The internet company must be making a profit so the vets must be making huge profits. People pay it knowing no different as as you say they just want the best for their pets.
#17
​If you ask and your vet is happy, one prescription can be used 3 times. They cannot be used after 6 months as I think they expire. I get a prescription and use it 3 times getting 2 months supply each time.
#18
jakeyboy4398
​If you ask and your vet is happy, one prescription can be used 3 times. They cannot be used after 6 months as I think they expire. I get a prescription and use it 3 times getting 2 months supply each time.
Thank you, I did not realise that. Willbe asking the vet.
#19
Having giant breed dogs I have always shopped around for their prescription meds, I get certain ones from Boots, some Tesco and others via different online pet med stores, our vets just give me a script and of they can, they will price match some too for me.
Plus there are various human over the counter meds that can be used on dogs, eg, if they have snotty or infected eyes, you can use Optrex Infected Eye, it has the exact same ingredients as a veterinary one for a 1/4 of the price, if not even less.
Even though I have insurance for both my boys, they both have multiple health conditions and the annual £9000 can be used up and added to, for each of them, so I make sure I get the best prices.

Edited By: Dea332 on Dec 22, 2016 22:55
#20
Good post, when i owned pets in the past i actually never thought to look online
#21
mollypolly
Rich44
Can you recommend some retailers?
I used pet drugs online and all has been fine.
And they are on quidco
#22
I buy 180 ml metacam for about £18. The vet charged about £10 to £15 for 10 ml. I've noticed asda chemist is selling flea (advantage)and vet stuff far cheaper than vets now. The vets keep stocking more expensive items and stopping the cheaper options.
#23
Can confirm pet drugs online, there a great company to buy from. My dog was on 100g tablets of rymadyl for her arthritis which the vets charged £52 a month for, same perscription online was £21, even with the £10 monthly vet bill for the perscrition stilll worked out cheaper.
#24
Its just a shame the vets feel they have to charge for thst piece of paper. They make enough on everything else
#25
Manor pharmacies online and instore have a good range of non-prescription items for animals at very good prices.
Vets4pets now do a 'vacs for life' program, pay £99 up front (per animal) and you get your annual inoculations and 2 check-ups for the rest of the life of the animal.
#26
Good post thanks
#27
How do you verify that the drugs you buy are real? I've always been very nervous about this.

One thing my cat was prescribed my vet wouldn't sell me because they only had it in stock for 4 times as much as it should have been. She told me to buy it online, but wouldn't stick her neck out and give me any recommendations of websites to buy it from. Was not happy, would rather than just bought it there and then.
#28
moneysavingkitten
How do you verify that the drugs you buy are real? I've always been very nervous about this.
One thing my cat was prescribed my vet wouldn't sell me because they only had it in stock for 4 times as much as it should have been. She told me to buy it online, but wouldn't stick her neck out and give me any recommendations of websites to buy it from. Was not happy, would rather than just bought it there and then.

You can google reviews of the website. I know it is not always reliable but you can also post in ask as someone on here may have used it. Vets don't actually like to lose business so they often make a face when we ask about writing us a prescription for online purchase.

The cost of medicines on line is significantly less than at the vets.

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