Save Time on Recurring Prescriptions?

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If my pet has had a particular illness several times before and I can recognize the symptoms, can I save time by purchasing the necessary prescription pet medication online?

Save Time on Recurring Prescriptions?

If my pet has a reoccuring illness, and I can recognize the symptoms, can I save time by purchasing the necessary prescription medication online?

No. Just as with people, prescription pet medication must be prescribed by a medical professional every time it's needed. Sometimes you may even need to see more than one vet, especially if your pet needs to see a specialist to receive a full diagnosis.

That said, once your pet has a prescription, you can save money by purchasing discount pet medication from an online pet pharmacy but, again, they will not sell you pet medication without a proper prescription. You can also request that your vet add refills to the prescription if it is a reoccuring illness.

   

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