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Why Use Locally Owned Small Business Pharmacies

Updated: Nov 8, 2021

As a locally owned small business we strive to provide you the best products at a competitive price. Online retailers are large corporate companies that can buy products in extremely large quantities. This allows them to sell those products to you at prices often lower than we can purchase them for our hospital.

Support local business and keep your pet safe by purchasing your pet’s medications, supplements, and diets directly from our hospital. Other online retailers may not share this priority and have been found to sell substandard products to increase their profits while jeopardizing the health of your pet.

Here are some other factors to keep in mind when considering shopping elsewhere:

1. There is the possibility that the prescription drugs received from these vendors may be counterfeit and may not have been approved by the FDA; the vaccines may not have been approved by the USDA; and the pesticides may not have been approved by the EPA. This has occurred in the past and could recur.

2. As the provider of your pet’s care, our medical records keep track of all drugs dispensed by us to you. When you purchase your prescriptions elsewhere, our computer tracking system is not activated to print instructions for use or risks of adverse effects or to send email reminders for follow-up exams and/or lab tests that may be needed to monitor results or adverse reactions.

3. You may not have the prescription drug(s) available soon enough to start your pet’s medications at the optimal time to provide relief for his/her condition.

4. When prescription products are purchased elsewhere, our staff members are unavailable to teach you how to administer them.