Posted 18th Dec 2021
My dog was prescribed gabapentin by the vet I was charged £102 for a month, went to my chemist and asked if they would fulfil the prescription from my vet as they are a human prescription I was informed yes we do it all the time £6.84. All I had to do was purchase the actual paper prescription from the vet that was £19
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    Another option, if the prescription is not fulfilled by a high street chemist, is to use online pet chemists. Even with a £22.50 prescription fee every three months it was still cheaper for me to get my dog's medication online than it was to get it from the vet.
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    This is a good tip. Especially as one of my cats has started to have some issues. Definitely feel vets run similar to how it is in the US for health services etc.
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    Is the £102 including an appointment to diagnose the issue ? If not thats ridiculous
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    If your vet is decent you can also ask for a repeat prescription. I pay £18 for a prescription for my dogs meds but it can be used 3 times in 6 months so it says me paying for more prescriptions.
    If it's an animal medication and you're using something like pet drugs online remember you can get cashback on top cashback too.
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    Mark_Hickman18/12/2021 08:09

    Is the £102 including an appointment to diagnose the issue ? If not thats …Is the £102 including an appointment to diagnose the issue ? If not thats ridiculous


    No the diagnosis was separate it included mri scans xray which was over £2000
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    Animal trust vets don’t charge an appointment fee. Anyone can use them (you don’t have to be in receipt of benefits nor anything like that). There are several across the North.
    We used to take our cat there and the care he received was excellent. I really would recommend them.
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    kiepau18/12/2021 10:33

    No the diagnosis was separate it included mri scans xray which was over …No the diagnosis was separate it included mri scans xray which was over £2000


    Jesus, reminded me why i dont have animals
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    sparky6418/12/2021 10:15

    If your vet is decent you can also ask for a repeat prescription. I pay …If your vet is decent you can also ask for a repeat prescription. I pay £18 for a prescription for my dogs meds but it can be used 3 times in 6 months so it says me paying for more prescriptions.If it's an animal medication and you're using something like pet drugs online remember you can get cashback on top cashback too.


    They can get round it, depending on the condition/medication. They said my dog needed a check-up before each prescription. The check-up consisted solely of "is she ok on the meds? Great - here you go" and cost me £45 every time!
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    Shocking! Do you have insurance?
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    lee.henstridge18/12/2021 17:10

    Shocking! Do you have insurance?


    Yes but I have to pay the first £100 and as he is older than 8 I also have to pay 20% of all claims x happy that I have insurance I have claimed more than I paid he is a Labrador known for elbow hip problems but he is worth every penny.

    deleted216777718/12/2021 12:00

    Animal trust vets don’t charge an appointment fee. Anyone can use them ( …Animal trust vets don’t charge an appointment fee. Anyone can use them (you don’t have to be in receipt of benefits nor anything like that). There are several across the North.We used to take our cat there and the care he received was excellent. I really would recommend them.


    Yes that is where I go no consultation fees but we have to pay for scans and X-rays he was referred to a specialist
    Edited by: "kiepau" 18th Dec 2021
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