Just like humans, animals get sick. But some veterinarians at Gardiners Road Animal Hospital are warning pet owners to use caution when buying medications for their fur babies. The rising costs of owning a pet has some owners looking online for cheaper Pharmacy items, but instead of making things better, vets say online products could lead to even bigger problems.
At Grah Kingston, we are providing quality Pharmacy Service. We are known as one of the best dog pharmacy vet clinics in Kingston open 7 days a week.
“There are counterfeit products available and the boxes are very similar,” veterinarian at Animal Hospital in Kingston said. Veterinarians also say the problem is that some online pharmacy items haven’t been verified by a licensed practitioner, meaning there is no way on knowing what is actually in the product.
We’ve had clients that have ordered various Pharmacy items and then brought them into us saying ‘oh it looks a little different than the one I’ve been getting from you’, vets said. We’ve had one pet that got very sick from a medication. Most dog owners wouldn’t buy their animal pharmacy online.
“Never, no. I think that’s something you have to do your research on. I personally probably wouldn’t use a product unless it was recommended by my vet at vet clinics in Kingston.”
Some, however, said they have purchased pet pharmacy items online after doing their research beforehand. I wouldn’t just buy something without actually having a reference or someone saying this is good you should try it. I think it’s very risky to just buy blindly.
Vets at vet clinics in Kingston say they are not aware of any safe reliable websites for pet pharmacy service and encourages anyone wanting to buy online to check with their vet first. If an owner were to find a website that they’re wondering about that’s Canadian I would say bring it to your veterinarian at Grah Kingston first and have them look into it a little bit before you order something, vets at vet clinics Kingston said.
Pet owners are welcome to visit our Animal Hospital in Kingston. GRAH Kingston provides full pharmacy service to its clients, to ensure immediate access to all prescribed medications, vitamins, and other healthcare supplements for their pets easily.