Getting pain meds online ?

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Generally will vets allow this?

Brownie needs to stay on Loxicom for dogs for the next month so I will need more.. It is so much cheaper online than the vets but most websites i have visited say you need a prescription.. Just wondering if vets get funny about a request like this... Does anyone have any experience? I know it probably varies from vet to vet...
 

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I have never had a problem getting a prescription for Metacam for dogs from the vet I think it's quite a common thing to ask for a prescription. Prescription charges vary at my old Vets4Pets a prescription cost £15. At my new Vets4Pets a prescription costs £10. The vets may wish to see Brownie again for a health check to make sure that they are happy to give a prescription. Just a quick word of advice if you do get a prescription. Make sure the Cascade wording is correct. As it isn't licensed for Guinea Pigs that has to be correct or else Vets UK or Animed or any online pharmacy aren't allowed to give it to you. I know this because it was missed out on my last prescription and it was a load of hassle getting it put right.
 

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I asked my vet about it when Bracken was on pain meds long term. They charge £20 for the prescription so in the end there wasn't much saving on the price. Every vet will have a different price so it's worth asking yours how much they would charge you. The other thing I noticed was the size of bottle was different from the online place to the sizes at the vet. It would be a good idea to check the size the are supplying and tell the vet what size you want prescribing if you decided to go ahead.
 

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The other thing I noticed was the size of bottle was different from the online place to the sizes at the vet. It would be a good idea to check the size the are supplying and tell the vet what size you want prescribing if you decided to go ahead.
I forgot to add that bit. Good point!
 

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The vets should be fine with it. I remember doing this when my late Donald had itrafungol. I paid £20 I think for the prescription and around £40-50 for the medication. My vets would have charged £110 for the meds so it was a good saving
 

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I have never had a problem getting a prescription for Metacam for dogs from the vet I think it's quite a common thing to ask for a prescription. Prescription charges vary at my old Vets4Pets a prescription cost £15. At my new Vets4Pets a prescription costs £10. The vets may wish to see Brownie again for a health check to make sure that they are happy to give a prescription. Just a quick word of advice if you do get a prescription. Make sure the Cascade wording is correct. As it isn't licensed for Guinea Pigs that has to be correct or else Vets UK or Animed or any online pharmacy aren't allowed to give it to you. I know this because it was missed out on my last prescription and it was a load of hassle getting it put right.
good points there - thank you.... The vet wanted a phone call follow up with her not being local to me and was happy with her progress... but never thought about the wording on the actual prescription!
 

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I wonder if this has changed recently because I'm sure I've bought this online earlier in the year. I had a 10 ml bottle in a purple box and my vet has been dispensing from a large bottle into a vial for a while because it's cheaper so I can't have had it from them..?
 

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Never had an issue getting prescription. Many vets/nurses actually say when it's cheaper online. However, you'll need to do your research and check if you'll actually save once prescription and postage charges are added. Plus, ensure it's correct size and also that they have it on stock. There's shortage of some metacam bottle sizes. I had a prescription for cat 3ml bottle recently and all online pharmacies were out until 2021!
 

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I wonder if this has changed recently because I'm sure I've bought this online earlier in the year. I had a 10 ml bottle in a purple box and my vet has been dispensing from a large bottle into a vial for a while because it's cheaper so I can't have had it from them..?
I think the one I need is not the one in the purple box.. the one I have is for dogs.. will have a proper look once I have spoken to the vet again...
 
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