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Pet Health (not to be substituted for qualified vet advice) => Veterinary and Medications => Topic started by: GKit on March 29, 2019, 04:44:41 PM

Title: Online Pet Pharmacies
Post by: GKit on March 29, 2019, 04:44:41 PM
So. Drs Fosters and Smith was bought out by Petco a while back, and they have finally merged their websites. It is not the same! The list of available medications seems much, much reduced. So if anyone is refilling meds, best to double check availability before running low. As of 29 March 2019, it seems they have not carried over any open prescriptions with available refills from the old website (at least this is what customer service knows), so it looks like a vet reauthorization is also going to be required for all refills.

I just also saw Chewy’s now has online prescription meds available. I have not tried them yet for meds, but have been happy with them on food, so I will be giving them a try.

In our particular case, Petco no longer seems to carry the brand name Simplicef (cefpodoxime) that Gypsy needs because she is allergic to the corn starch used an excipient in some of the generics. As an aside, Zoetis has been quite lovely about getting back to me regarding excipients; they can’t give you the whole list of what they use, but I have had positive experiences when calling the support number to ask if a specific thing is present or not.

Diamondback and Wedgewood compounding pharmacies have merged last year also.

Title: Re: Online Pet Pharmacies
Post by: Fizzy1 on March 29, 2019, 06:04:49 PM
Good info, GKit.  I just checked the online pharmacy that I’ve used in the past for Fizzy and Scooby’s meds, Thriving Pets, and they offer Gypsey’s med.  I never had anything but a positive experience with them.  HTH.

Title: Re: Online Pet Pharmacies
Post by: GKit on March 30, 2019, 12:15:58 PM
Thanks Fizzy!

Title: Re: Online Pet Pharmacies
Post by: GKit on August 21, 2019, 12:44:04 PM
Got our first order of meds from Chewy’s. Very happy with them. The 12 bags Lactated Ringer’s came in the sturdy  original Hospira box, tightly and neatly packaged, with antibiotics tucked inside the way Drs Foster and Smith used to do it, so everything came in one box at one time. Order was received with a week of vet approval.

Always happy with Thriving Pets, still getting everything I order from them very quickly.

Less impressed so far with Petco. The customer service reps are very nice, but they sent me each prescription as a separate shipment, and the fluids showed up in a big flimsy cardboard box half filled with air cushions on top, but no protection on the bottom where it really needed it. It also took a while to get the last item, about three weeks. Hopefully they are just in the growing pains stage of absorbing the pharmacy operations from buying Dr. F&S, and will improve in the future.

Title: Re: Online Pet Pharmacies
Post by: Fizzy1 on August 21, 2019, 12:59:37 PM
That's really good to know, GKit!  Thanks for the info.  I just ordered some food and litter from Chewy's and they arrived quickly.  The cans don't appear to be dented, either.   :)

I haven't used Thriving Pets since Fizzy and Scooby, but I'm glad to hear they are still reliable.  I like them because they're right here in Denver.

Title: Re: Online Pet Pharmacies
Post by: NedF on August 21, 2019, 02:18:46 PM
Thanks for the info Gkit!

Title: Re: Online Pet Pharmacies
Post by: catwoods on August 31, 2019, 03:14:18 PM
Good to know this, Gkit, thanks!