We have found that the primary reason for purchasing pet medications with on line pharmacies is price and convenience. But these 2 reasons may end up costing you and your pets’ health more in the long run.
The "FDA has found companies that sell unapproved pet drugs and counterfeit pet products, make fraudulent claims, dispense prescription drugs without acquiring a prescription, and sell expired drugs" (fda.gov)
The FDA revealed that its own investigations identified a number of online companies selling counterfeit products and unapproved drugs that could pose a risk to the health of your pet. Proper handling and storage also becomes a concern when some medications are sensitive to temperatures.
Our products are purchased directly from the drug companies, stored properly and inspected by the FDA, we can't say the same for online companies.
All FDA approved products are backed by safety and efficacy guidelines when purchased from a licensed veterinarian. If during the time your pet is taking one of these medications it should have ill effects, no effect or adverse effects the manufacturing company will back the product for replacement or cover the cost incurred for veterinary treatments caused by the medication. For example, if your dog was on an FDA approved heartworm prevention and acquired heartworm infection, the manufacturing company will cover the cost of a very expensive treatment. No product is 100% effective but it's nice to have a reputable company to back it up.
Our Personal Guarantee
It's vital and it's law to have a client/pet relationship with our doctors in order to receive prescription medications. If you are thinking of buying your pets medications online, think again about the value of having our Doctors and professional staff here at Brandt Veterinary Clinic, looking out for you and your pets best interest. We give you extraordinary level of personalized service AND competitive pricing. We know you want only the best for your pet.
Benefits to buying from a veterinarian
Veterinarian recommended and chosen. We know your pets needs. Safety of product and handling. Assurance of genuine product. Manufacturers guarantee and backing if adverse reactions occur. Availability of generic medications. Customized dosing. State laws of doctor/client relationships. Our personalized service. Our competitive prices, manufactures rebates and veterinarian clinic specials.
Dangers to purchasing from Online Pharmacies
Counterfeit possibilities. Outdated/expired medications. Medications manufactured and purchased outside the USA and improperly stored. No manufacture guarantee.