Pet ownership comes with the responsibility of providing prescription medications for the pet when necessary. Many pet prescriptions can be expensive unless purchasing $4 generic meds for pets. Super store pharmacies offer various medications for pets as generics just as they offer for people.
Kroger, Walmart and Target, along with other pharmacies, will fill prescriptions written by licensed veterinarians for pet meds. These stores carry generic medications as well as the brand name ones. It is in the pet owner’s best interest to obtain a list of which meds are offered as generics and their prices. Taking this list to the vet will allow the vet to decide if there is a medication on the list which will efficiently treat the animal and then write a prescription for it.
While many generic prescriptions are $4, there are also other generic medications available for $10 and the name brand meds which are more expensive. Not all pharmacies offer the same generic medications. Obtaining a list from several different pharmacies will allow the owner to know where to locate a prescribed medication for the best price. Some stores offer price matching. If this is the case, taking a price list from one store to a preferred pharmacy can allow an owner to get a medication for a lower price. This is especially true if one store has a medication on a $10 generic list while another store has it on a $4 generic list.
Types of medications available as generics varies. Some of the more common ones are antibiotics. Tetracycline and Amoxicillin are two popular prescriptions which fall in the $4 generic price range at most pharmacies. Other common meds prescribed are Tramadol HCL for motion sickness and Prednisone for allergies and skin irritations. These medications are the same ones used for human prescriptions. Pets normally receive the same medication but just at lower doses than what their human owners would be prescribed.