Hey! I was just curious to know if vets mind writing presciptions for heartworms pills? I am finding that it is cheaper to buy them online ( need script) and shipping is free. So does your vet do it for you?
Well, online they usually just ask for your Vet's name & number... and they'll call to verify your pup has already been heartworm tested (and that this is your vet). But I think they also take scripts too.
But, yeah - they can't deny you from getting a preventative for your pups - whether or not you go through them.
O whoa, what quick reponses ladies LOL Thanks, i was just curious! I was calling around for a new vet and getting prices...(geesh) LOL Hey, ill take whatever i can get price match or a script LOL Thanks Again!
Most vets will write a prescription. I would caution against buying from some websites. I know with our vet, they price matched drfostersandsmith's website. Did the same with the flea prevention (Frontline). Speaking of Frontline, ours need there dosage this weekend or early next week. It's starting to warm up, and we're going to the wife's family for Easter. They live in a big field basically so there are alot of ticks.
At our office we generally will price match vs writing a script, but we try and keep our prices pretty low on heartworm med's so that people can afford to use them...
I wont verify over the phone (pet med express) but will do a script if someone needs it....Most vets will and some will not. Products are a major income so some prefer not to. There is no law stating you have to write a script for someone, it is generally a courtesy for existing clients though.
I get mine from www.petsupplyexpress.com --- they have never required a prescription. But, my vet told me they would rather price match for their clients than for them to order online. So..... gonna take them up on that offer when I need a refill.