Clarksdale, MS--the golden buckle on the cotton belt
Cheap online places for flea and tick stuff
I just went to 1800PetMeds, and unless prices have gone up 25 or 30% in the past month, their prices are outrageous. My vets are cheaper, and shipping isn't an issue.
Surely there has to be some place out there with reasonable prices on Comfortis, Frontline Plus, and Preventic collars. Also looking for good prices on the ivermectin based heartworm medications--or other kinds if they are cheaper.
Overall, who do y'all think is the cheapest place for pet stuff when you factor in shipping?
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Both Foster and Smith and KV Vet Supply are good places. Foster and Smith was offering free shipping on heartworm prevention. I use Iverhart plus which is essentially a generic of Heartgard. Topically, if you can find it, Frontline Spray is one of the most cost effective options.
I've started using the generic Frontline from Sams. It's about $25+ for a 3 pack no matter what the size.
What do you guys do about getting a prescription for heartworm meds? My vet stopped giving prescriptions, he now only carries the Heartguard. I liked the generic stuff which was about half the cost. Do any of you use the injectable ivermectin for cows as an oral heartworm med? How accurate do you have to be about the weight of the dog? I've been tempted to start using that since I have so many dogs.
We use the liquid ivomec in the hunt kennels and I use it for my personal rescue dogs (I have 20 canines at my house right now, including a momma with 4 puppies). I used to use Revolution but with this many it is too expensive.
The ivomec is working fine and I use one of the other topicals for flea and tick prevention.
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You know what, try Amazon. I've found the least expensive frontline plus there during the past year. A few online pet places have storefronts there, and it is VERY competitive so their prices are low. Also the shipping, due to Amazon's vendor rules, is really cheap - no more than $5 I think.
Try jeffersonline.com (Jeffers out of Dothan, AL). Just be careful, I've read that there's a ton of counterfeit and expired Frontline out there, and I think someone posted the article on here a while ago. I switched from Frontline to Advantix (not Advantage) and it was a little cheaper, plus it seemed to give better coverage since you treated 3 or 4 spots from neck to tail bone.
1800petmeds is usually the most expensive source of anything. Lots of petstores carry tick/flea stuff these days for reasonable prices. You can order heartworm stuff from non-US companies. I have no idea why the US demands a prescription for dog heartworm pills.