Pet owners who've seen their dollars dwindle due to pricey pet medications have had the option to buy those prescriptions over the Internet. Almost all Web sites promise cheaper drugs and convenient home delivery, but some veterinarians say you could be gambling with your dollar and your pet's health.
"The veterinarian's main concern is: is the client getting the proper treatment, dosage that they need. When you have an internet pharmacy involved, it's not easy to get the answer," Dr. Peter Prescott, Michigan Veterinary Medical Association.
Some Internet pet pharmacies have been cited for violating laws on prescription medications. They include Pet Med Express, Inc. and Savemax, Inc.
Veterinarians suggest you to check if the pet pharmacy is licensed in Michigan before you order online. You can check www.michigan.gov/cas for licensing information.