If you’re here, you want the best for your little pet friend, so you’re caring a lot for his health. If you’re thinking to buy medication for him from an online Pet Meds shop, think twice before you do that. Being a relatively new field, many not-so-good-willed people will try to sell everything they can as pet meds.
Beware of Online Scammers
The U.S. Food and Drugs Administration warns against all kinds of scam and fraudulent websites trying to sell drugs that are counterfeit or unapproved, prescription drugs without asking for a prescription and even expired or ineffective drugs. Because of that, you might get your pet some drugs that will do him more harm than good, so be wary of that.
The first thing you can do is to make sure the website you’re visiting belongs to an actual pharmacy. Or check with your veterinarian and see what online pharmacy services he or she uses, as that will for sure be a viable source for pet meds. There are numerous online pharmacy services licensed by the state, and most of them are also used by the veterinarians.
There are as well prescription management services used by the same veterinarians and keep in mind that most of the real online pharmacies will require you to present a written prescription from the veterinarian in order to buy meds that require it.
Consult your vet
Whatever your pet’s problem, make sure you consult with your vet first. They know better. Any online pharmacy service that claims that they need no physical examination, and your written description of the symptoms is enough, may well be a scam website trying to sell you anything else than what you need. Some drugs can be very dangerous, so think twice before acting. It might not be the fastest way to your little friend’s well being, but it might be the right way. And that’s what you want, right?
The normal way things are done should be going with your pet to the veterinarian, getting a prescription from him and even the name of a trusted website for an internet based pharmacy service, mailing them the prescription you got from your veterinarian, and only then getting the requested medication for your suffering pet.
Other things to watch out for
Make sure you read all the details an online pharmacy service offers, or you may end up with auto-shipments that are impossible to stop. Guess what? Long after your pet is back in shape and doesn’t need meds anymore, you might still pay for those impossible to cancel auto-shipments.
Some companies may be based on the other side of the world and their shipments might arrive late or not at all. Check that too, for sure there’s another alternative instead of waiting for something that will never arrive.
Keep an eye open for all these things if you want your little furry friend on all fours as soon as possible.