March 15th 2014 2:18 pm
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Felix has to take crummy antibiotics for 28 days! aaannnd I figured I would get the 4 bottles at once so I wouldn't have to run back & forth. (just add water) It cost $127.00 - at Foster & Smith it would have been $60. I mean I get that the vet is a bit higher, and they need to make money too - after all we have a small business & I know what it is like, but gosh we only mark up 30%, not more than double! Same thing with his Lactulose...I just sometimes feel like she sees me as a cash cow, because I do what I have to for them all. THe insurance pays for some of it, but still..... I am going to look up some places for these things online.....hisss!
And the lactulose is helping him, I just feel so awful coming at him with all these different meds all the time. And he is so good too my little pirate man! Go in next week to the internist - we shall see.....
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We are purring for sweet Felix.
Try 1-800-PetMeds or Target for your medications. Target's stock of pet meds is limited, but if they have it, it is a lot cheaper. We felt the same concern about our prior vet (thinking our mom was her cash cow cuz mom does everything the vet recommends no matter what it costs & my two brothers are on meds). That vet got mad at our mom when she said she had to buy medications somewhere other than from the vet because it didn't make sense and she couldn't afford to pay double what the same meds cost elsewhere. Mom finally got fed up with that vet's attitude and we have a new vet now.
Sorry you have to take all those meds. Our prior vet (where mom used to work) had over 100% mark up on meds. We had 2 sick kitties and got most of our meds from Fosters & Smith, and later some at Target. Don't feel bad asking them to phone them in or getting a written rx - it's your right. Our new vet is much more reasonable.
Wishing you and your mom the best, Felix.
The main thing is that Felix gets well. If you cannot pay what your vet asks, that's his problem. You and Felix are doing everything you can, including making his meds affordable.