For your convenience, Shawsheen Animal Hospital maintains an in-house pharmacy with a complete line of prescription medications for healthy and ill patients, including flea, tick, and heartworm preventives. We also have the ability to compound certain medications. If your pet is reluctant with taking medication, please ask about FlavorRX, which may allow us to convert your pet’s medication into a pet-friendly flavored liquid. Medications can be purchased in-house or shipped right to your door at no additional charge.
Why Buy from a Vet?
When making the decision to purchase your pet’s medication, we know you have many options, including online pharmacies, but not all options are the best for your pet. Consider the following information when purchasing your pet’s medication:
- Proper Product and Dosage: Buying your pet’s medication from a licensed veterinarian is the only way to guarantee that you’re receiving the correct product and dosage for your pet.
- Prescription-Based: Veterinarian-prescribed medication is intended to meet your pet’s specific needs because it’s prescribed only after examining your pet. This also means that you will be notified about any potential side effects.
- Storage: Any medication that’s purchased from a veterinarian is also stored in optimal conditions, which isn’t always the case with medications that are purchased from online retailers.
For more information about the risks involved in buying your pet’s medications online, please refer to the following FDA article for consumers. If your pet is in need of medication, stop in to Shawsheen Animal Hospital and ask about our fully-stocked inventory. Buying from a vet is the best option for your pet.