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UPDATED 8/19/2016: Please refer to the last page of this thread and the wiki for additional sites that can save you money. Also please add to the wiki if you found a cheaper price somewhere.

This thread is all about finding the lowest priced medicines for our pets. It is going on 10 years now, so there is a lot of info here that has been shared. I encourage you to start at the last page, read the wiki, add to the wiki, and share with others. We are all after the same thing here...and that is taking care of our 4 legged family members and their health needs. Of course, since we are on SlickDeals, we want the LOWEST price!!


I have included the original post (below) from May of 2006, for informational and historical purposes only.

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Original post from May, 2006:

Thought I would share with fellow SD'ers where I have been getting my flea and heartworm products for years. This is by far the least expensive place for pet medications. I thought about it when I saw another post for flea treatment. The shipping is back up to $4.99 and they are out of Australia. Great service. I have always been pleased and have referred many of my friends to them. I hope that many of you find it helpful.

I thought I would add in here that you DO NOT NEED an Rx for any of the products sold on this site. (i.e., Heartworm, Revolution, etc...) As always, you should still take your animal in for yearly check ups. And of course, yes, you can always "try" asking your vet to price match. What do you have to lose? (please do not take any offense vets or vet techs....we are just trying to save $$ here.)
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http://www.puppybuttspetsupply.net/ - Great site for generic meds like Capstar, Comfortis, and Program.

https://www.noprescriptionpetmeds.com No Prescription Pet Meds pricing is not the best, but you don't need a prescription, so you save on vet fees.

http://www.bestvaluepetsupplies.com
Latest Promo Code: bestvalu16
free shipping on orders valued over $50.00.
orders valued over $150.00 - free shipping along with a $5.00 discount per order

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BestValuePetSupplies.com [bestvaluepetsupplies.com] . Each new order has taken less and less time to arrive... The last one being only 11 days.... You can see all my posts about order & delivery dates(link below)... The prices have not changed either... I have ordered from them 3 times since April 2012 in 6 month intervals... U can read my posts Here... I Will continue to get our 4 dogs Trifexis from them... They are definitely a SlickDeal...
Update (01/02/14) - Placed two new orders on 12/19/2013 & received them on 01/02/14 minus one item which should be in shortly(received 01-06-14)... All items received have a expiration date of late 2015... They are being sued by Lily [iniplaw.org] but I hope they take them on & WIN.. Thanks to Mindy39 for the link... Although the suit should worry us.. They are still a LEGIT site... They are still shipping orders very promptly...
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http://www.budgetpetcare.com 5%code bpc5ind. no prescription needed. 1yr program program plus (sentinel)100+lbs dog $75 shipped. canadian company so shipping takes longer(2-3 wks) ive ordered for 2 yrs now and other than the long shipping time, no problems.

http://www.thriftyvet.com - PHENOMENAL deals on Frontline Plus. 6mos for $46-$52 depending on weight

http://www.JeffersPets.com - There always seems to be a coupon out, and its much cheaper than petmeds.com on frontline... Super fast ship also.

http://www.dog.com - Really cheap if you buy more than 3 of the same item, shipping is 99 cent.

http://www.drsfostersmith.com - Using it for years, most of the time it's cheaper than 1800pet meds or petcareRX. Look for their coupon online.


Latest promo code

Expires: May 1, 2016
psn0910 = $4 off order
**Offer good for orders over $40 only.

http://www.petsuppliesnet.com/sho...ction=auto



Pet Supply Express [petsupplyexpress.com] Have used once so far, no problems (This domain is owned by the same owner of www.petsuppliesnet.com out of the AU. The prices are the same. However, I am unable to use my www.petsuppliesnet.com account with this site. The copyright information for this site is more current than www.petsuppliesnet.com. Is it a Sister Site?)


http://www.deadfleaz.com : Was recommended to us from a Dog Rescue that buys from them. I buy frontline and heartgard from them. Everything has been great. It ships from Australia, so it takes a little longer to get but it is half the price of buying in th US.

petproductsontheweb [petproductsontheweb.com]

Medi-Vet [medi-vet.com] Good prices, reliable, alerts available, fast shipping

DiscountPetDrugs [discountpetdrugs.com]

PetShed [petshed.com] I have been buying Revolution from Petshed for both my dog and cat for about 4 years now. They do ship from Australia but I generally get my order in about 10 days and the customer service is great.
+1, received package in less than a week after they switch the shipper, and you can actually call their number, someone will take care of your business in minutes.
I made a mistake ordering the wrong item, get the refund in the same day. Never a problem in years!

http://www.totalpetsupply.com Been using it for few times, it's the sister site of petshed.com I think, as the shipments were sent from the same Aussie location.

http://www.vidalspets.com/ Heard good things about this company from people on www.fatwallet.com. Ships from Aussie location. Buy from Vidal Pets with confidence! We guarantee all products sold through Vidal Pets are not counterfeit.

Latest promo code:
Valid for now.
Expires unknown.
6% off code: Sixoff


The Vet Shed [thevetshed.com] Been using this site for several years. Nice folks-replaced a lost shipment for free.
My 4th order from them for 4 dogs. Great, quick service. Not the cheapest but has been extremely dependable.

Advantage Blue Pack 55-110 lbs - 6 Month Supply from 1800petmeds

1800petmeds has it for - $69.99
Price Matched to vetmedsforpets.com which had it for $49.00
Used 1800petmeds coupon "MASTERCARD" for $6 dollars off

Total: $43.00 shipped!!

Pro Kennel [prokennel.com] I recently ordered Revolution for dogs 41 to 85 lbs (6 Month) for $64.99 and it shipped in a day (shipping was $6). I did need to email a Rx though.

Australian Pet Meds http://www.pets-megastore.com.au/ Good prices on generic Heartworm. $6 for shipping (Will not send Advantage to US customers 12/01/11)

Allivet.com [allivet.com] Prices on Interceptor are cheaper than the Aussies sites listed above, US VIPPS-certified pharmacy.

www.fleazapper.com [fleazapper.com] I've been buying Frontline Plus from them for years. Always the lowest price and free S&H, fast shipping, ships from NC (I think). As of 07.19.12 a 6 mo. supply of Frontline Plus for dogs 45-88 lbs is $58.99

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OTHER INFO/TIPS

For those of you with smaller dogs, a little trick is to buy the doses for larger dogs and split them. I have two small (<20lb) dogs, and I buy the 80lb Frontline plus and Heartgard, then use a needle & syringe to extract about 1/4 of the Frontline per dog each time. I break the Heartgard up into 1/4s before giving it to them. The price of the larger doses is minimally more than the small doses, but gives you 4x as much!

This is a great method for flea/tick prevention! Buy the largest size you can find at Costco or Sams and just portion it out!

->>>> No! see Vet posting below!

This is also true for cat/dog Advantage--they are all 10% active ingredient (imidacloprid), you just use more of the solution on big dogs and less on small dogs or cats (obviously you need to look up the exact dose for your dog/cat). But do NOT use K9 Advantix on cats; it is harmful to cats.

NEW QUESTION: Does breaking up doses of liquid Frontline work? Does the dog kind work on cats? Google wasn't helpful, so maybe not.

NEW QUESTION: Is Advantage for cats (not Advantage II) still available? I've used that in the past and portioned it out based on my cats weight. I recently ran out and now looking to replace it. I see Advantage II all over, but not the original Advantage. I'm thinking of using Comfortis instead.

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If you have more than 1 dog or a large dog here's the cheapest heartworm treatment. My friend and I have been doing this for years, our breeder told us about this (she's got 15 or so dogs so it gets really expensive for her to use Heartgard Plus). If you look up the active ingredients in Heartgard they are Ivermectin and Pyrantel. See page 2 here: Heartgard Plus Data Sheet [merial.com] {LINKS ARE DEAD - Looking for replacements}

So if you just buy Ivermectin and Pyrantel (instead of them packaged together in Heartgard) you can just administer the active ingredients to your furry friend at an extremely discounted price.

You can find the Ivermectin here: ValleyVet.com [valleyvet.com]
The rule of thumb for dogs is 1 cc per 100 lbs. You will need a syringe to draw it out of the bottle. So this bottle would last for 50 doses on a 100 lb dog.

--Be careful with the 1cc per 100 lbs. Especially with the 1% solution linked to in this post. This will lead to overdosing for dogs:
http://forums2.gardenweb.com/forums/load/farmlife/msg1020122715675.html

You can find the Pyrantel here:ValleyVet.com [valleyvet.com]
The dosage for the Pyrantel is 3-5 mg of active ingredient per pound. This bottle will last for 11 doses for a 100 lb dog.
Just squirt it in their food once a month and you're good to go.[Dead Listing]


Using this method it comes out to about $2.50 per dose for a 100 lb dog. Less for a smaller dog ($1.25 for a 50 lb dog, etc...). I usually just add it to their food once a month and they eat it with their food. There's plenty of information out there on the internet about these methods so just do some reading if you're skeptical.

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fyi: if you miss more than one month of any heartworm medication, it is in your animals best interest to have them heartworm tested before going back on the heartworm medication. An unknowingly heartworm positive dog that receives treatment, especial with a product like Interceptor or Sentinel (milbemycin oxime based products), can have a fatal reaction. (This is why it is potentially unsafe for someone to purchase this medication without a Rx from a vet.) Also, not all of these products are guaranteed by the manufacturer if they aren't purchased directly from a veterinarian. Just a word to the wise.



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Notes from a licensed veterinarian:

Yes, some of these (flea preventatives) do not require a prescription. Some do/should (heartworm preventatives) by law. Why? Heartworm preventatives work by killing microfilaria (think baby heartworms) that presumably infect your dog/cat monthly. The problem arises when you miss even one dose, or "breakthrough" occurs (microfilaria survive despite monthly "killing" with preventative), and the microfilaria grow to adults - the medicine kills these too, and when they die, the body breaks them down - pieces can lodge into tiny lung capillaries (all blood goes to the lungs to get oxygenated), leading to fatal PTE (pulmonary thromboembolism). So - please don't administer these haphazardly; get your dog tested before giving, and since it takes the body 6 months to produce antibodies, if you miss a dose, continue giving and test in 6 months. The exception (somewhat "safer" preventative) is Heartgard (ivermectin), which works just like the medicine we use to treat dogs infected with heartworms.

Finally - yes, you can buy a large dose of liquid flea preventative and measure out smaller doses for small dogs to save money. However, the active ingredient in most heartworm preventative chewables is NOT evenly distributed/dispersed equally - like many human medications, unless there is a "score" (split for breaking), the active ingredient could be all on one side.
~melindapk, DVM

More notes from a licensed vet's son (Not Associated with above)
You shouldn't assume that these websites are cheaper.
My father has people "pricematch" online prices all the time, and then ends up charging them more because the online price was actually higher.
Your vet knows these sites exist. Talk to your vet about them. You might be surprised about what you can work out.


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http://epa.gov/pesticides/factsheets/petproduct.htm
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If you find pet meds cheap online Banfield pet hospital (inside petsmart) will match the price. When my dog has his checkups all I do is got to the cheapest price I can find then pretend I'm going to but the medicine and go all the way to the checkout page. I print it don't go through with the transaction and take it to Banfield. I've never had a problem and they always pricematch no questions asked.
I have done this before with Banfield for products from 1800 petmeds and other US based companies and it worked but I would doubt they would match prices from a non US Based company selling products not intended for use in the US which is what these products are. (Not to mean they will not work just they are not intended for US use) If you have gotten them to do it with one of these Australian sites then you are truly are one Super slickdealer worship or your Local Banfield employees are careless in which case I would be worried about taking my pet there.
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I've been summarizing the various sites posted to make a comparison. SO FAR, I've found the following:

deadfleaz.com has the lowest prices for ALL DOG FRONTLINE PLUS, 12 month supply (2 x 6 pack), ranging from $70 to $83 shipped (small to xlarge dog). Seller ipet-net on ebay is slightly cheaper on a few sizes.

petsuppliesnet.com has the lowest prices for ALL DOG HEARTGARD PLUS, 6 month supply, ranging from $20 to $31 shipped (small to large dog)

petsuppliesnet.com has the lowest prices for ALL DOG ADVANTAGE, 6 month supply, ranging from $60 to $75 shipped (small to xlarge dog). Seller ipet-net on ebay is slightly cheaper than some of the sizes.

as other posters have mentioned, if you have 2 dogs you can buy the "next" size up and split it. Typically there's only a $5 difference from size-to-size (even though you're getting twice the product say) so you're cutting your cost by 50%. For example:
Frontline PLUS on deadfleaz.com:
Small, unit cost (purchased in 12 units): $5.83
Medium, unit cost (purchased in 12 units): $6
Cost per-pet for 2 pets:
Small: $5.83
Medium: $3

I wouldn't go wild extrapolating this though; i.e. purchasing xlarge doses and intending to do 4 small dogs - I don't know if the sample size is extrapolated out to 4 times that of the "small" size, or if the chemicals are just 4x the concentration.
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Ordered heart guard. Thank you. Repped.
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this is a great site with best prices, all products are legit, however check with your vet and ask if they pricematch online prices. mine does, so do many others. no shipping, no waiting.

i posted this a few months ago and was VERBALLY ATTACKED by some miserable vet assistant on here who said vets do not price match - no attacks this time please. i know what i am talking about. just sharing my info with others.
My vet often matches online pricing as well. Smilie
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I've always had good luck with Petshed.com, but the prices in the OP are better by a few bucks including shipping. Anyone actually ordered from petsuppliesnet.com? Are they reliable?
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You guys have taught me something! I would have never thought to divide up the single dose, put it into a saringe, and then use it for 2 dogs!! That is brilliant! Of course, I split my own Rx pills...(200 mg into 100 mg pills daily)...why wouldn't I think of something like this?

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I have found that buying heartgard from my vet isn't anymore than online once you pay shipping. I used to order online. Maybe they have come down due to the internet?
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What's the difference with front line plus and advantage?
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What's the difference with front line plus and advantage?
(copied from the site...here ya go)

Frontline---->All The Protection Frontline Gives Plus Added Protection To Kill Ticks, Fleas, Flea Eggs, And Flea Larve. Each Treatment Controls Fleas For Up To 3 Months And Ticks For Up To 1 Month.


Advantage--->Kills 99% Of Fleas Within 12 Hours Of Application. Reinfesting Fleas Are Killed Within Two Hours. The Fleas Are Killed Before They Have A Chance To Lay Eggs. This Breaks The Flea Life Cycle.


Basically, Frontline claims that it kills ticks, too.
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Thank YOU!

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(copied from the site...here ya go)

Frontline---->All The Protection Frontline Gives Plus Added Protection To Kill Ticks, Fleas, Flea Eggs, And Flea Larve. Each Treatment Controls Fleas For Up To 3 Months And Ticks For Up To 1 Month.


Advantage--->Kills 99% Of Fleas Within 12 Hours Of Application. Reinfesting Fleas Are Killed Within Two Hours. The Fleas Are Killed Before They Have A Chance To Lay Eggs. This Breaks The Flea Life Cycle.


Basically, Frontline claims that it kills ticks, too.
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Banfield employees don't know which company's are US based and which one are not. When you print out the checkout sheet it doesn't say company based in Australia. I mean come on. My dog has always received the best service from Banfield. It doesn't make an employee any less if they don't know where a company is based. Bottom line I get US meds for out of state prices. You can't beat that.










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I have done this before with Banfield for products from 1800 petmeds and other US based companies and it worked but I would doubt they would match prices from a non US Based company selling products not intended for use in the US which is what these products are. (Not to mean they will not work just they are not intended for US use) If you have gotten them to do it with one of these Australian sites then you are truly are one Super slickdealer worship or your Local Banfield employees are careless in which case I would be worried about taking my pet there.
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Never even thought that a local store would price match. I will try this next time. I just placed a huge order that will last me for 6 mos., so I will try the Petsmart vet next time. Thanks to everyone for all of their info. This thread has been most helpful.
Pet lovers unite and REPS the OP!!
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I had to contact these people about my recent order. I got curious and asked if they had some increased sales as of late....LOL...LMAO ....The guy chuckled and said yeah, we have been VERY busy! I didn't breathe a word, but am glad that the SD effect was a positive thing for us and them!

For those of you that said thanks, you are very welcome. It is nice to be able to contribute and give payback for the many times I used other people's posts about good deals.

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Banfield employees don't know which company's are US based and which one are not. When you print out the checkout sheet it doesn't say company based in Australia. I mean come on. My dog has always received the best service from Banfield. It doesn't make an employee any less if they don't know where a company is based. Bottom line I get US meds for out of state prices. You can't beat that.

I thought this was SlickDeals! Not SlickRipoffs! But hey if you can sleep at night then Great, afterall Its a Free Country, well at least until you get caught. I would imagine though SOP would be to verfiy a pricematch for a company they have never heard of before otherwise you could just create your own website and generate your own checkout with the prices you wanted to pay. And my point was if they were willing to cut corners there were else would they might be willing to cut corners out of a matter of convience for them.

Again though back to the OP Great Post!
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Another good website is www.cheappetstore.com They are fairly new and have great prices and a lot of free pet info.
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