Not sure how much I saved this time over buying locally. I suppose I need to check because these people will price match anyone (including Walmart prices).
I do know they saved me some money on the HeartGard by charging me for the big box instead of the two smaller boxes that they sent!
6 months worth of HeartGard for 2 Dobermans = a 12 count box. (the 'big' box)
A big box costs $122.49 (12 doses) where the smaller 6 count boxes cost $69.49 each. Because of the pharmacy rules and there being 2 different dogs getting 6 months worth each - They were required to send each dog their own 6 count box (even though the drugs were exactly the same thing in each). They were not allowed to just sent a single 12 count box and let me divvy it up between them because it was 2 separate prescriptions.
They sent the two smaller boxes but charged me like I had bought the single bigger box.
(saving me $16.49)
Same thing with the thyroid meds in this case. Even though both girls are taking the same exact meds and same exact dosing of them the PetMeds people are required to send me 2 separate bottles instead of a single large bottle. 2 bottles of 180 each instead of a single bottle containing 360 because it is 2 separate prescriptions.
Really appreciate the way our current Vet handles this stuff as well.
Had absolutely ZERO issues with getting them to deal with the PetMeds people or getting her to approve a 12 month RX for each dog. The people at PetMeds only had to contact that Vet a single time to get the approval / RX's for everything and now all of that info is in their files. If I want to wait 6 months before refilling the rest of their RX or a week - It does not matter. They will not 'need' to contact the Vet again.
Vet also had NO issues letting me buy their thyroid pills in the larger dose (and then splitting them to get the correct dose) either.
The girls require 0.4 mg twice each per day. A single 0.4 mg pill is 10 cents. 10 cents for a 0.4 mg pill x 2 dogs and twice per day would = 40 cents worth of those pills every day.
A single 0.8 mg pill is only 12 cents and contains (shocker alert!) two 0.4 mg doses when you split it down the middle!
So that is 2 of the 0.8 mg pills pills per day instead of 4 of the 0.4 mg pills for both girls. 24 cents per day instead of 40 cents per day!
This is not rocket science here and these pills are not
hard to split evenly. They even have a line in the middle to help them split evenly. Nothing more than slight finger tip pressure is required!
May not sound like much but that is darn near $60.00 per year saved just by snapping pills in half.
Previous Vet had some sort of goofy policy about only approving 90 days worth of RXs at a time and really wanted their customers buying meds from THEM instead of online. (so they could charge more and make more money). When they tried to give me the BS story about how they would not deal with the PetMeds company because of what they called 'reports of counterfeit medications' (crap allegations they could not show me any evidence for BTW) - They got fired on the spot.
Had a good bit of fun letting them know exactly why
they would never get another dollar from me in the future.