Did you know that GoodRx can help you save on your pet’s prescription? It’s true – and now discounts for pet medications are accepted at Walmart, making it even easier to save money.
As any pet owner knows, pets get sick, just like people. And pet medications are expensive. In 2016, Americans spent more than $15 billion on veterinary care, and another $15 billion on supplements and non-prescription medications 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 on the hook for the whole cost. And even if you buy insurance, you’ll find coverage can be limited.
Fortunately, GoodRx can help. Here are two easy ways GoodRx can help you make pet meds more affordable:
1. 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.
Thankfully, GoodRx provides discounts and prices can provide 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.
And now these savings are available at Walmart and Meijer pharmacies. This is great news if you find one of these stores more convenient.
2. 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.
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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.