Pet prescriptions

(8 Posts)
shesabloodywitch Mon 17-Dec-18 17:45:23

Can you get a prescription for advocate online - I have found sites that will provide the drugs themselves cheaper than the vets but no one who will write the actual prescription. He has the same thing every time so I know exactly what he needs. The vet charges to do it

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BiteyShark Mon 17-Dec-18 17:51:43

Do you mean the vet charges to give you a prescription? That is expected as they need to review your dogs health and deem it to be suitable.

You can then use the prescription online.

shesabloodywitch Mon 17-Dec-18 19:28:11

It's flea stuff not health related

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BiteyShark Mon 17-Dec-18 19:29:41

But you still need a vets prescription for certain flea treatment. They still need to take their time to say it's suitable and prescribe just like your GP has to. I don't think you can expect it for free.

Lonecatwithkitten Mon 17-Dec-18 19:58:59

These flea products are prescription only medicines and are regulated in the same way as any other prescription medicine hence why a vet needs to write a prescription.
Every time I prescribe a medication or sign a prescription I put my right to prescribe and practice under scrutiny and we are inspected with regards to this. If I am found to be prescribing drugs inappropriately or for animals not under my care I could live my licence to practice and my livelihood damn right I am going to charge to take that risk.

dementedpixie Mon 17-Dec-18 20:04:48

You won't get a prescription treatment without paying for the prescription first

dementedpixie Mon 17-Dec-18 20:07:02

If you want a stand alone flea treatment then Advantage has the same flea ingredient as advocate (it just doesn't have the added worm treatment)

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dementedpixie Mon 17-Dec-18 20:07:39

And advantage isn't prescription only

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