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Old 01-21-2021, 10:34 AM   #1
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I have been buying Bravecto for my lab for three years now. It has worked great at keeping fleas and ticks from being a problem (I've never even seen a tick on her).
I have to buy it through Vet Source because my vet won't release my Rx to me, arguing that she can't confirm the quality, etc. of meds from the discount sources. I have been paying $63 for a quarterly chew.
I recently ran out of the heartworm meds for Lola and I don't remember how much that med was.
Anyway, my kids found a source (in Australia) for discount, big name dog meds and they have used it for their dogs with no problems, issues, or complaints. Plus this source does NOT require a Rx.
So, last night I ordered a 6-month supply of Nexgard Spectra for $87.99. The Nexgard Spectra fights fleas and ticks (like Bravecto) but ALSO prevents heartworms and intestinal worms. So, not even counting the cost of an additional heartworm pill I've been giving Lola, the price comparison for a year is $175.98 for Nexgard Spectra ($87.99x2) versus $252 for Bravecto ($63x4). (Plus Lola gets heartworm and intestinal worm protection)
This place has all the major brands: Trifexis, Nexgard, Bravecto, Comfortis, Simparica, etc. They also have meds for other issues (pain, anxiety, etc.)
I would say that this is probably a better source IF you have used a vet and your dog is prescribed the meds. And maybe, like me, your prescription has either expired or isn't given to you by your vet. (Obviously, there are major problems with just giving a heartworm med to a dog that has heartworms.)
The source is Sierra Pet Meds (or PetCareRx.com).

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Old 01-21-2021, 12:41 PM   #2
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Old 01-21-2021, 12:51 PM   #3
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Old 01-21-2021, 02:17 PM   #4
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Old 01-21-2021, 02:43 PM   #5
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I’m gonna look into that for my two. Appreciate it !
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Old 01-21-2021, 10:08 PM   #6
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Old 01-21-2021, 10:20 PM   #7
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Old 01-22-2021, 01:39 AM   #8
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great source of info and i have been using canada pet supply for our dogs bravecto and whatnot......no rx needed
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Old 01-22-2021, 02:30 AM   #9
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Yep I've been doing Hoof and Hound from Australia for a couple years now. Ridiculous excuses the vets use to avoid giving scripts to buy online.
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Old 01-22-2021, 04:49 AM   #10
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Old 01-22-2021, 05:35 AM   #11
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Yep I've been doing Hoof and Hound from Australia for a couple years now. Ridiculous excuses the vets use to avoid giving scripts to buy online.
I'll never understand. Easier to get prescriptions for humans than dogs. And all our meds are made in China LOL

I've been looking for a flea/tick pill for my dogs so thanks for the link.
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Old 01-22-2021, 07:06 AM   #12
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Always funny to see the arm chair veterinarians on here and their solutions. People that think they have it all figured out going the cheap route and buying stuff overseas with little to no regulation on them. Good luck explaining to your vet when your animal has an adverse reaction and is dying, from your cheap meds, and now you need their help. We see this somewhat regular unfortunately and the outcome is not usually good. There is a reason meds in the US are more. Because there IS regulation, testing and processes that meds have to go though to be approved for safe use here. But, if you're willing to risk your pets life for a few extra bucks, to each his own I guess....
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Old 01-22-2021, 11:52 AM   #13
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Always funny to see the arm chair veterinarians on here and their solutions. People that think they have it all figured out going the cheap route and buying stuff overseas with little to no regulation on them. Good luck explaining to your vet when your animal has an adverse reaction and is dying, from your cheap meds, and now you need their help. We see this somewhat regular unfortunately and the outcome is not usually good. There is a reason meds in the US are more. Because there IS regulation, testing and processes that meds have to go though to be approved for safe use here. But, if you're willing to risk your pets life for a few extra bucks, to each his own I guess....
lmao, we're buying the same exact meds bud, but it's ok you do you.
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Old 01-22-2021, 12:09 PM   #14
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I checked website for my dogs meds, and my vet is still a little cheaper on apoquel and Bravecto. Guess prices vary a lot per vet.
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Old 01-22-2021, 12:12 PM   #15
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I checked website for my dogs meds, and my vet is still a little cheaper on apoquel and Bravecto. Guess prices vary a lot per vet.
Try these guys too: https://www.hoofanhound.com/
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Old 01-22-2021, 12:14 PM   #16
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Use ivomec pour on works great
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Old 01-22-2021, 12:28 PM   #17
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Wow. Almost $100 savings over 6 months. Thanks for the info!
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Old 01-22-2021, 12:47 PM   #18
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Always funny to see the arm chair veterinarians on here and their solutions. People that think they have it all figured out going the cheap route and buying stuff overseas with little to no regulation on them. Good luck explaining to your vet when your animal has an adverse reaction and is dying, from your cheap meds, and now you need their help. We see this somewhat regular unfortunately and the outcome is not usually good. There is a reason meds in the US are more. Because there IS regulation, testing and processes that meds have to go though to be approved for safe use here. But, if you're willing to risk your pets life for a few extra bucks, to each his own I guess....

Do you have proof the trifexis in the site is not the same as what I buy from my vet? And I usually don’t buy it bc I have a friend that sells to vets.
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Old 01-22-2021, 01:00 PM   #19
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The reason vets simply won't give you the Rx or back the online places is because if they were to and your dog came up with heartworms you could sue them and they would have no backing from the company. If they sell you the meds and the dog gets heartworms the companies will pay to treat the dog for the heartworms. Kind of like guaranteeing their product. Now saying that, my dogs do not get heartworm meds from a vet. I use http://69.39.232.74/~heartwor/index.html
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Old 01-22-2021, 08:28 PM   #20
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The thing is it’s not “cheaper” to get my meds from Canada (or Australia although I’ve never used that source) it comes without having to go through my vet to get them.

In other words, my bravecto is name branded.....and we have used this company for many years without fail. If it ever came in a weird box without the trademark then I’d be suspicious.

There are so many things people take their animals to a vet for that can EASILY be treated at home it’s not even funny. Calling us “armchair veterinarians” is ignorant as ALL of my info came directly from my vet and 30 years of working ranches where animals get sick or hurt themselves daily.

This includes the site I get my flea meds from lol. I can’t begin to tell you how many times I called the vet during an emergency situation and she’s given me instructions as to what to do because she knew she’d be too late to save the animals life had I taken the animal to a vet.

Not everyone is a complete idiot but thanks for assuming we are Hawkpuppy


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