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Old 12-09-2012, 02:29 AM
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Respectfully stated, Trifexis is available from petmeds with a prescription either mailed in or verified via phone between petmeds and your vet.
Yes I know, but it is sold to Petmeds from a 3rd party such as a vet clinic that ordered it from the company. So what I'm saying is it doesn't come from the company directly.
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Old 12-09-2012, 02:32 AM
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So, I did some research because I was curious. Apparently, if you buy a preventative from petmeds and you have an issue (dog reaction, etc) the manufacturer will not pay for treatment. If this were to happen after buying from a vet, the manufacturer warranty pays for treatment. There have been numerous anecdotal stories regarding them buying products from other countries, selling expired products, etc. So technically they are selling the same products, but not at the same standard. Apparently many vets won't prescribe for them.

I have no idea how true any of the above is, since much of it is anecdotal, but it is enough to make me personally seriously question ever using it. Honestly, I'm confused about what is true about the site, which makes me nervous to begin with.

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I know that Trifexis has a barcode on the box so that the company can track their product. A lot of the online pharmacies will cut out the barcode and /or black it out with marker so it can't be tracked. Also, vets can use their discretion when signing prescriptions for online pharmacies. Some won't because they can't say for sure it is the right product. Personally I would not want to trust an online pharmacy when it comes to something like heartworm meds- I want to make sure my dogs are protected.
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I know that Trifexis has a barcode on the box so that the company can track their product. A lot of the online pharmacies will cut out the barcode and /or black it out with marker so it can't be tracked. Also, vets can use their discretion when signing prescriptions for online pharmacies. Some won't because they can't say for sure it is the right product. Personally I would not want to trust an online pharmacy when it comes to something like heartworm meds- I want to make sure my dogs are protected.
Wow, I would be extremely disappointed if the product came with the barcode blacked out. This almost makes me want to order to see if this happens, however my lovely fur kids might be implicated. All I know is it just about about $500 a year (combined) for Trifexis for Lady and heartgaurd and frontline for Prince seems high. Yes, I am fortunate and grateful I can pay it, but I hate not to search out the best bargains. A savings of $120 a year is worth it if the product is the same but who knows at this point.....aughhh, I am dwelling I know
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Old 12-09-2012, 02:46 AM
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Wow, I would be extremely disappointed if the product came with the barcode blacked out. This almost makes me want to order to see if this happens, however my lovely fur kids might be implicated. All I know just about $500 a year (combined) for Trifexis for Lady and heartgaurd and frontline for Prince seems high. Yes, I am fortunate and grateful I can pay it, but I hate not to search out the best bargains. A savings of $120 a year is worth it if the product is the same but who knows at this point.....aughhh, I am dwelling I know
You know, IMO, I know you can save money with online but with meds, to me, it's best not to bargain with it with online pharmacies, if you know what I mean. I rather pay full price for my pet to be safe and healthy.
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Old 12-09-2012, 02:54 AM
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my vet will NOT give me a script for anything, he wants me to buy it from him. He makes a lot of money off meds. I used frontline for years, but this year it did not work, so I switched to Advantage, worked great. I buy the biggest tube and squirt in a clean baby food jar. I put 3 - 4 cc's on each dog depending on the size. I would never squirt half a tube on a dog and then throw the rest away. That wastes a LOT of money.
I have a lot of dogs and I rescue and foster. Every penny I can save , I do.
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Wow, I would be extremely disappointed if the product came with the barcode blacked out. This almost makes me want to order to see if this happens, however my lovely fur kids might be implicated. All I know is it just about about $500 a year (combined) for Trifexis for Lady and heartgaurd and frontline for Prince seems high. Yes, I am fortunate and grateful I can pay it, but I hate not to search out the best bargains. A savings of $120 a year is worth it if the product is the same but who knows at this point.....aughhh, I am dwelling I know
I totally understand, that stuff is sooo expensive! But yes, I would be wary of a product that had the package altered. I don't know if Petmeds does it, but some online pharmacies do. Some will even take it out of the box and send it to you in a baggy which is a little sketchy to me. I just hate giving my dogs chemicals anyways, so I want to make 100% sure it is the right stuff.
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:16 AM
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I bought Miya's flea meds from petmeds. Was no problem at all. I'd go back to them when I need a refill.
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I can't comment on pet meds since I haven't used them. But my vet told me to only give Chloe half of a dose of frontline. I keep the other half in a syringe he gave me. I use that for the next dose. There is no sense in throwing it away! The vet who told you that is just trying to make more money off of you.


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