Shopping Online for Pet Meds? Use Caution

You should always be cautious when you’re shopping online. This is especially true if you’re shopping for pet medications. Although many websites promise low prices and fast delivery, the quality and safety of the medicines you order must always be your top priority. In fact, you could be putting your pet’s health at risk by trusting an unknown online vet pharmacy. As a partner with VetSource, a Vet-VIPPS accredited online pharmacy, Clover Vet wants you to be aware of the following things before making any purchases from a vet pharmacy online:

  • Check for credentials – First and foremost, look for a online vet pharmacy’s credentials. Are they accredited by Vet-VIPPS? Do they have positive reviews? Is contact information listed? All of these are signs that a pharmacy is reputable. However, you should still ask your veterinarian for a recommendation.
  • Don’t buy alternative drugs for serious health issues – Even though a drug says it will treat the same symptoms, it’s not necessarily the same. Stick with what your vet has prescribed, even if the online pharmacy recommends otherwise.
  • Talk to a real person – Call the online vet pharmacy and ask them questions about their experience and the medications your pet needs. Note how they communicate with you. Does the representative seem unsure about their own products? If the answer is yes, then stay away.
  • Call your veterinarian – Always ask your vet about any online pharmacy before making a purchase. We care about the well-being of your pet and want to do what’s in its best interests.

At Clover Vet, you have the best of both worlds. Our veterinarians near you give your pet personalized care but we also offer you the convenience of an accredited online vet pharmacy. Trust us to take care of your pet’s needs in Fort Mill, Lake Wylie, Rock Hill, and Clover, SC.

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