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At Northshore Animal Care, we are leery to recommend purchasing medications through most on-line pharmacies. We know that they promise good deals, but we want you to know the full story so that you can make the best decision for you and your pet.
- First, you should know that at Northshore Animal Care we monitor the prices offered by pharmacies such as 1-800-Pet-Meds and try to remain competitively priced. We understand that cost is a valid concern, and we aim to provide you with the best quality medication at a reasonable price.
- The manufacturers of products such as Interceptor, Sentinel, Frontline, Advantage, Comfortis and Revolution do not sell their products directly to these online distributers. Because of this, the manufacturer will only guarantee these products if purchased through a veterinarian. If your pet is ever diagnosed with something that these medications are designed to prevent, the manufacturer may help cover the cost of any necessary treatment only if you purchase the medication through your veterinarian, not most online pharmacies. (You must follow the manufacturer recommendation of giving the preventative monthly, as well as checking an annual fecal sample and heartworm test.)
- Although the product you receive from an online pharmacy may look the same and be properly sealed, the manufacturer cannot guarantee that you will receive the same quality of medication as when purchased through a veterinary hospital. These medications may not be stored properly (i.e. in non-temperature controlled storage facilities) and excessive heat can cause medications to lose their effectiveness.
- If online pharmacies are the most convenient and preferred method for you to order and receive your medications, you should know that Northshore Animal Care has its own online pharmacy! You can order medications through our website (http://nsanimalcare.vetsfirstchoice.com/). The medications ordered through our website come directly from our veterinary distributor and are shipped to your house. They are the exact same medications that we stock here in the clinic and so the full manufacturer warranty will be in effect. Our internet pharmacy prices are very competitive with other internet pharmacies. Purchasing from our online pharmacies helps us maintain the highest quality care we provide for your pets.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have. We will be happy to let you know the prices of our medications and any current rebates that are available.