The American Company that is the second largest pharmacy chain in the country- and whose trust lies with millions of people- also offers varied options for well being of Pets, in addition to filling your prescriptions (as long as it’s from a certified practitioner). Read more Does Walgreens Fill Pet Prescriptions?
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Not only can you fill pet prescriptions from your nearby Walgreens but also order them online. However, the retail pharmacy chain may not be able to meet all the requirements of pet medicines that there are. You can fill pet prescriptions for medications or drugs can also be prescribed to humans.
The good news here is that Walgreens will provide you with these medications at a lower price than what you would get from your Vet. A Veterinarian’s Clinic usually charges you a dispensing fee of an average of $10. Ther markup price, meaning the difference between the selling price of the product and the production cost, is considerably lower than at the Vet’s Clinic.
Just like you would get your own prescriptions filled, you would need a valid prescription from a certified Veterinarian to get them filled or refilled for your pets.
You need not produce a prescription for every pet medication. Certain Products like Aspirin or Itch Solutions or Medications for Tick and Flea Control can be purchased directly over the counter.
What are the Over The Counter goods available?
Here are some OTC meds for Dogs available-
- Enzymatic toothpaste for Dogs Chicken
Dewormers/ Flea/ Tick solutions
- 7-way de-wormer for small dogs
- Itch solution Hydrocortisone Sprays
Digestive or Urinary Health
- Bladder Control Chewables
- Digestive Support Soft Chews
- Tummy Tamer Bland Formula for upset tummies
Stress and Anxiety
- Pet-ease Wafers
- Calming Spray
- Calming Collar
- Calming Chews for Dog’s Chicken
- Keep Calm and Canine relaxing chews for unsettled dogs
- Rescue Remedy pet
Other products available are Aspirin for Medium/Large Dogs, Hip and Joint Chewables, Multivitamin Soft Chews, Hip and Joint soft chewed (chicken flavored), etc.
Here are some OTC solutions for Cats available-
Flea/ Tick solutions
- Plus Flea and Tick for cats over 1.5 lb
Stress and Anxiety
- Calming collar for cats
- Calming spray for cats (1 oz)
- Calming spray for cats (1.62 oz)
Other products available are Hairball Paw Gel for Cats Chicken, etc.
To get access to more OTC products for your pets, please visit a Walgreens nearby to your house.
How to fill or refill Pet Prescriptions online from Walgreens?
If you are not already signed in, you can create an account on the Walgreens Official Website: https://www.walgreens.com/
Next up, you got to add your Pet to your account. Now you could order to fill pet prescriptions, in the same manner, you would for yourself or a family member. If you need refilling of pet prescriptions quite frequently, you could also create an individual account for your pet alone. That would make it quick and efficient.
Are all medicines available at Walgreens?
As mentioned earlier, you wouldn’t be able to find all and every pet medication. Walgreens will fill any of your pet prescriptions that have a human equivalent, such as Amoxicillin (which is an antibiotic), Humulin (genetically engineered insulin), Hydrocortisone (for skin issues), and Omeprazole (digestive problems), with a valid vet’s prescription. If the medicine is not obtainable, you could always contact the Vet and ask for any substitute medication that will work.
Can’t find a store nearby? Use the Walgreens Store Locator: https://www.walgreens.com/storelocator/find.jsp
Will I need to produce a prescription for a refill?
The pharmacy store will take help from your previous records at Walgreens. You can also set up refill reminders and management tools to make the purchases convenient.
Walgreens Prescription Savings Club Membership for pets?
You can add your pet to the Dependent list to include their prescriptions under the Prescriptions Savings Club. It costs $20 a year to add a pet as an individual or $35 a year to add them as a family member. This membership will grant you discounts on pet medications that have a human equivalent.
For just $35 a year, a family membership includes a single account that covers everyone in your immediate family, including a spouse, dependents under the age of 23, and pets. You will receive two Walgreens Cards, linked to the account, which can be used to shop, earn and redeem bonuses on Walgreens and Nice! brand products (excluding dairy).
Although drugstores like Walgreens guarantee meds at cheaper prices, it is important to take certain precautions for your pet’s safety. Be careful while purchasing substitutes, only do it when approved by a Vet. It is better to not accept substitutes at all for certain pet drugs like NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). Be aware of certain potential drug interactions and reactions that might occur if the medications are bought from drugstores that predominantly sell for humans.