While searching for a prescription of mine on Walmart’s $4 dollar generic list, I came across one that my dog was taking. I was paying $10 for a thirty day supply through my dog’s vet’s office. The exact same prescription at Walmart sold for $10 for a 90 day supply.
I promptly called the veterinarian’s office and asked if he would write me a prescription for the dog that I could take to Walmart. Without hesitation, the vet said “Come on over and get it.” So I picked it up on my way to Walmart, and an hour later, I had saved myself $20!
I use Walmart as an example because that’s where I get my prescriptions, but the same can be done at any pharmacy that offers discounted generics. It’s just a matter of a phone call to your pet’s vet. If it has been a while since your dog has been seen, your vet may request to see the dog and make sure that its condition is the same before writing a prescription. But even the price of an office visit pales in comparison to the money you could save. Since veterinarians can seldom order large quantities of medications, they just don’t have the ability to match large pharmacies prices.
There are so many different ‘human’ prescriptions that dogs take for a variety of ailments that are available at your favorite pharmacy for a much better price.
My dog’s medication happens to be a diuretic for his heart condition. It’s called Benazepril. It keeps company with a lot of other heart medications on the generic list which are also prescribed for dogs such as Atenolol, Diltiazem, Enalapril, Hydrochlorothiazide(HCTZ), Metoprolol, Prazosin, Spironolactone, and Terazosin.
Prednisone is one medication found on Walmart’s $4 generic list which is used in dogs for a wide array of medical conditions. Prednisone is used to treat problems from anemia to inflammatory bowel disease in dogs, as well as dermatological ailments.
Dogs are also prescribed the same antibiotics as humans for many different infections. Some commonly prescribed antibiotics for dogs which are on the $4 generic list include Amoxicillin, Cephalexin, and Tetracycline.
Famotidine is prescribed often times to dogs who suffer from gastritis and can also be purchased for $4 at Walmart and other pharmacies.
These prescriptions I’ve listed are just a few of the prescriptions available for far less at a pharmacy than your dog’s vet’s office. So before you fork over the dough to your veterinarian, give Walmart’s generic list a quick look-see and you could really save a lot!