In an age where all of your pet’s necessities can be purchased online, it only seems natural that its medication should be available through the click of a mouse. While a multitude of online pharmacies provide a convenient and often inexpensive way to obtain prescriptions you’d normally purchase at the vet’s office, many veterinarians warn against using them.
The author notes two risks to consider:
#1: Pharmacy could be selling counterfeit or inferior medicine
#2: Even high-quality products can degrade during shipping
There are, however, a number of ways to protect your pet and shop smart (such as making sure the online pharmacy honors a manufacturer’s guarantee and talking with your vet to ID a reputable outlet).
For the full article, including ways to shop smart online and offline: Pet Medicine – Is It Safe To Order Online? (AOL Paw Nation)