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Save More with GoodRx for Pets

by Elizabeth Davis on October 4, 2016 at 11:49 am

Did you know that GoodRx can also help you save on your pet’s prescription?

Pet medications are expensive. In 2015, Americans spent more than $15 billion on veterinary care, and another $15 billion on supplements and non-prescription medications for for pets. Unlike people, pets don’t qualify for Obamacare, Medicare, Medicaid or any other government assistance. Unless you buy pet health insurance, which less than 5% of pet owners do, you’re completely on your own. And even if you buy insurance, you’ll find it to be limited in coverage.

Fortunately, GoodRx can help. Here’s two easy ways GoodRx can help you make pet meds more affordable:

1. There are easy ways to save on pet-only prescriptions.

If you need pet meds that can’t be used on humans as well (flea and tick treatments, heartworm prevention, pet supplements) you can compare prices from major online pet pharmacies. Every pharmacy we list is licensed, US-based, and certified by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy to advertise prices and fill prescriptions online.

To find prices, just search for your pet’s prescription, choose the dosage and quantity, and pick your pharmacy. We’ll show you current prices and provide a link to order your Heartgard, Trifexis, Dasuquin, and more—and costs may be lower than your vet’s office.

2. Why you MUST shop around for “human” pet medications.

Antibiotics, eye drops, even antidepressants—many prescription drugs can be used for both pets and humans. If your vet has told you to fill your pet’s prescription at your local pharmacy, you need to check GoodRx first.

Since most pets are uninsured, you’ll be forced to pay extremely high retail prices for pet medications that you fill at a local pharmacy. These prices can be 5 – 10 times higher than you’d expect.

GoodRx provides discounts and prices which find you huge savings for your pets.

Just search for your pet’s prescription on GoodRx to find the lowest price in your area. Follow the instructions on the results page to print a coupon, get a cash price, or use a pharmacy membership program.

One thing to keep in mind if you’re filling at your local pharmacy—some chains may not accept discounts for pet prescriptions. In particular, Walmart and Meijer pharmacies are not able to take any discounts for pets. Any GoodRx coupon that won’t work for your pet will have a note at the bottom—if you find one of these, please let us know at help@goodrx.com, and we’ll send you a coupon that will work for you!


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