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BoxerMad
16:06:28 Fri
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Prescriptions!

We have always bought medication for our dogs directly from our vet, however because of our financial situation now and the fact that we have pretty much reached our limit on insurance for both Henry & Busta we are having to look at ways to save money. I always knew you could get prescriptions and buy the medication online, but i did not realise just how much you could save!!

When Busta came home from the hospital on Sunday they gave us some 25mg prednisolone (steroids) - we were charged 2.22 per tablet!!!! He is currently on four a day:waa:

I looked online and found we can buy them with a prescription for 50p each, less than a quarter of the price!!!

They also sell them in a 5mg tablet for only 4p each - so i asked the vet if we could just buy these instead and make up the right dosage using the smaller ones and he said yes there is no problem with that at all - I got a prescription and ordered them this afternoon - it does mean giving 10 tablets at a time instead of just two, but they are much smaller and easily hidden in a piece of dairylea!!

So now instead of paying 4.44 for each dose (twice a day) we are now paying only 40p for each dose:banana:
Our own vet was amazed yesterday as well when i told him about the 5mg tablets being so much cheaper - we asked for a weeks supply to keep us going whilst i ordered the prescription and even by buying the 5mg from the vets it cost us less than half the price of the 25mg tablets!

Ok so 10 tablets instead of 2, but they are really tiny and so easy to hide in cheese! It just doesn't make sense!

All vets have to legally give a prescription if asked as well - they cannot refuse.

So for anyone who doesnt have insurance or has reached the limit as we have - check what price you can get the medication for online - you could save yourself a fortune!!



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Polo123
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It's annoying how vets charge so much more :crying: I buy human medication online at chemist direct & notice they have pet stuff on there too, I was looking at worming tablets etc which are a lot cheaper than via the vets :mischief:



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How much does the Vet charge you for the prescription? Ours charge 10



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Be very careful what you buy online, it may seem cheap, it probably is.



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BoxerMad
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Helen - Our vets do have a policy to charge 9.95 per prescription, however we were not charged on this occasion. Even if we were charged it would still work out so much cheaper to do it this way.

Jill I understand what you are saying, there are a lot of sites which i wouldn't buy from. The one i am using is called Animed and they are uk based. I was a bit worried about that myself so i actually called them yesterday and expecting to just speak to a receptionist, the phone was actually answered by a vet. We had a really long discussion about both Henry & Busta's conditions and the medications they are on and he seemed to have a very good knowledge of both. The brands they use are the same as what we have been getting from the vets. I did find even cheaper versions online, but a lot of these were on foreign sites and i wouldn't be happy buying from them.

One of my aunts used to work as a nurse in a vetinerinary surgery and said it is disgusting the mark up they put on some medications, so i do believe the genuine medications are available at these low prices and companies are able to sell them so much cheaper online as they don't have the overheads.

Unfortunately the cheapest i can find Henry's 'Palladia' for is still 14 a dose (3 times a week)! But that is still cheaper than the 23 a dose that is charged by the Royal Veterinary College.



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