Can you buy pet meds online?

Buying your animal’s medication online might sound too good to be true. But it’s easier than you think – and thanks to companies like PetMeds, it couldn’t be safer.

Like us, our animal companions can get sick and injured. In more severe cases, conventional medication is the most effective route, but the high cost can be unfeasible. If you’re among the thousands of pet parents looking to cut costs without sacrificing quality, why not buy your pet meds online? Because online pharmacies are able to order in larger quantities and have lower overhead costs, it’s a cheaper alternative to purchasing through your vet clinic.

What steps are involved?

  1. Visit your vet to determine what medications your pet needs. Don’t forget your prescription!
  2. Browse a safe online pharmacy, such as, to find the product you’re looking for.
  3. Add the item(s) to your shopping cart.
  4. Click “Checkout” to complete the order by providing your billing, shipping and payment information.
  5. If you are ordering any prescription medications, you’ll need to input info about your pet and your veterinarian. PetMeds will then reach out to your vet to confirm the prescription.
  6. Sit back and relax while your order is delivered to your front door! Most PetMeds products are shipped the same day.

Is it safe?

Buying pet meds from an online source is as safe as buying them from your vet – as long as it’s a verified pharmacy. Read reviews to ensure the company is legitimate, and avoid those who seem to receive a lot of criticism. Ideally, you want ensure the company you’re buying from also offers 100% money back guarantee. And make sure you read the fine print! PetMeds offers full refunds without questions, so you can return products if your dog doesn’t like them, if you ordered the wrong size or weight, or if the product is ineffective.

The next time your pet gets sick, don’t delay proper care because you’re worried you can’t afford it. Keep him healthy and happy in a cost-effective way by ordering his medication online!

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Animal Wellness is North America's top natural health and lifestyle magazine for dogs and cats, with a readership of over one million every year. AW features articles by some of the most renowned experts in the pet industry, with topics ranging from diet and health related issues, to articles on training, fitness and emotional well being.