Village Veterinary Clinic believes in the highest quality veterinary care for your pet. Therefore, here are some FAQ's and Answers about internet pet pharmacies.
Q: A friend told me about an Internet site that sells drugs for pets, and it's cheaper than I pay at my veterinarian. Why shouldn't I order my pet's drugs over the Internet?
Q: Are medications obtained by internet pharmacies such as Pet Meds safe?
A: We do not know this for sure. Most of our manufacturers, like Merial, the makers of Heartgard for instance stand by the fact that they do not sell their product to these internet pharmacies. Where they are obtaining these medications are not truely known for sure.
Q: Internet pharmacies sound like a good deal. But some people are against buying drugs from them. Why?
Q: Why can't I get a prescription from just any veterinarian?
Q: Can I buy my pet's drugs from a Canadian Internet pharmacy?
Q: I found an Internet pharmacy that says I don't need a prescription. Do I?
Q: Well then, how can I find an Internet pharmacy that's credible?
Q: Can my veterinarian tell me if the Internet pharmacy I'm using complies with regulations designed to protect me?
Q: If I'm still thinking about buying my pet's medications over the Internet, what should I do?
Q: What else can I do?
Finally, if you choose to go to a different online pharmacy other than VetCentric, Village Veterinary Clinic requires you to come and pick up a written prescription that you may take where you'd like but you must also sign an "internet pharmacy waiver".
**On September 2009, we were notified that PetMeds are recalling their Iverhart Plus (their generic of Heartgard) because of sub potency**