Do You Have To Have A Prescription For Pet Meds?

Just like with human medication, some pet meds are available to buy over-the-counter without a prescription.

And some pet meds will require a prescription from your vet in order to purchase them safely.

Do Vets have to give you a prescription?

Getting A Prescription:

You can request your vet for a prescription after they have seen your animal, unfortunately, vets can charge for writing a prescription. It needs to be medication prescribed for your animal’s needs or condition.

Do you need a prescription for 1800PetMeds?

Most flea and tick control products such as Frontline Plus and Advantage II do not require a prescription. If you are purchasing prescription required medications all we need is your veterinarian’s name and phone number and we will obtain your pet’s prescription for you free of charge.

Can I buy Heartgard without a vet?

Heartgard also has a Plus version that additionally protects your dog against hookworms and roundworms. You can get Heartgard through your vet or save a few dollars by buying it without a prescription in Canada. You don’t need a prescription since the company is based in Canada.

Can you get a vet prescription online?

Veterinary Prescriptions

Buy your veterinary medication online from Vet-Medic and save today! They may charge you, but cannot refuse you. Ordering prescription medication online from Vet-Medic is easy. Firstly, search for the product your prescription is written out for.

Can vets refuse to give you a prescription?

The only reason a veterinarian may refuse to give you a written prescription is for a justifiable veterinary medical reason such as a need to examine or monitor the animal. If they are willing to dispense the medication to you, there is no acceptable reason to refuse to give you a written prescription.

Where can I get my pet prescription filled?

For many pet meds, a better bet is your local pharmacy. Kmart, Rite Aid, Target, and Walgreens all fill prescriptions for Fluffy and Fido, so long as that same drug is also prescribed to humans. Prices can go as little as $4 for a month’s supply.

Does Walmart fill pet prescriptions?

Walmart is launching an online pet pharmacy. You can now go on the website and order your pet medication and Walmart will have it filled by one of their vet partnerships. They are now accepting 300 brands for dogs, cats, horses and livestock. Please have your Vet contact us with your valid prescription.

Do you need a prescription for heartworm medicine for dogs?

Although Heartgard and other heartworm medicines require a prescription, at 1-800-PetMeds, we make the ordering process easy. Our pharmacy department will verify your pet’s prescription for you by calling or faxing your veterinarian. Then, we’ll deliver your pet’s medication right to your door!

Is it illegal to buy pet meds from Canada?

Drugs from Canada are not approved by the federal government for use in the United States. It is illegal for you to get medications shipped from Canada for yourself or your pet. Q: The pharmacy told me I don’t need a prescription for a medication.

What are the first signs of heartworms in dogs?

Signs of heartworm disease may include a mild persistent cough, reluctance to exercise, fatigue after moderate activity, decreased appetite, and weight loss. As heartworm disease progresses, pets may develop heart failure and the appearance of a swollen belly due to excess fluid in the abdomen.

Do dogs need heartworm pills in the winter?

Today, since cases have been reported in all 50 states and because mosquitoes can live inside (even in winter), it’s recommended that no matter where you live, you give your dogs and cats heartworm prevention medicine year-round.

What is the safest heartworm medicine for dogs?

The two most common (and generally considered safe) heartworm preventative ingredients used today are ivermectin (used in Heartgard by Merial, and other products) and milbemycin oxime (used in Interceptor by Novartis). There is also an older, daily heartworm preventative available, diethylcarbamazine or DEC.