Online shopping has become the new normal in our modern world. You can order anything from groceries, household goods, clothing, and more to be delivered right to your doorstep. Pet owners aren’t excluded from the online shopping phenomenon, as they, too, can order nearly everything their pets need without ever getting off the couch.
While the internet and online shopping certainly has its place in our modern world, it can bring with it some serious, and even deadly, concerns, especially when it comes to ordering pet medications online. Carriage Hills Animal Hospital wants all of our beloved patients to stay safe and healthy, which is why we are now offering you the convenience and safety of a trusted online pet pharmacy.
It can be tempting to search out a good deal online for the medications or parasite preventives your pet needs. The lower prices and convenience of some online pet pharmacies can certainly sway you to order the medications rather than going through your veterinarian.
But what you don’t know can hurt your pet. Here are some common problems associated with online pharmacies:
- Counterfeit medicines
- Outdated or mislabeled information
- Improperly stored
- May contain contaminants
- May not contain active ingredients, or may contain incorrect amounts of active ingredients
- May not have the proper directions for administration, dosage, etc.
Certain medications, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and heartworm medication, should only be prescribed after a veterinarian has examined the animal. These types of medications can be dangerous if not prescribed by a vet.
Our Online Pet Pharmacy
We know that our clients are responsible pet owners who want the best for their pets, and we also understand the need for convenience and safety in today’s busy world. We are proud to offer you our very own online pet pharmacy, where you can accomplish the following:
- Refill your pet’s prescriptions to be delivered to your home
- Order food, treats, insulin, and needles to be delivered
- Schedule auto shipping so you never run out of the pet products you need
- Schedule flea/tick/heartworm medication reminders
VetSource is a leading, trusted online pet pharmacy. Because VetSource always purchases their products directly from manufacturers, you can feel confident that the medications your veterinarian prescribes is exactly what you’ll be getting when you order. Your pet’s medications will also be stored and shipped at the correct temperature to maintain their integrity and effectiveness.
Of course, we are happy to fill your pet’s prescriptions in our hospital at any time, as well. Please don’t hesitate to contact the staff at Carriage Hills Animal Hospital for further information.