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    Denamarin is a tough one. Denamarin is enterically coated so it does not dissolve until the pills reach the intestines. Unfortunately while many other brands of milk thistle and SAM-E are cheaper they are not enterically coated and thus may not work. (It's the same idea as to why Gastroguard/Ulcerguard work well in horses but generic omeprazole does not). You're probably best off trying to find the cheapest source for Denamarin itself.



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    If dollars are so tight, I think it would be worth investigating wether the ursodiol can be filled in 300 mg capsules and split into 100 mg doses. It may require a high precision scale, but you can often find them inexpensively on eBay.

    If you were able to fill at CostCo, then your cost per day would be 14 cents, or just over $4/month. It would require some precision and attention, but I would consider it an option were I in the same spot.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Simkie View Post
    If you were able to fill at CostCo, then your cost per day would be 14 cents, or just over $4/month. It would require some precision and attention, but I would consider it an option were I in the same spot.
    I was at the local Costco pharmacy and it seemed like they had some dog medications there, and if one of the drugs can be used in people that would be an important avenue to pursue as well. I would suggest talking with you vet in all cases.
    I had a dog that was on thyroid pills. I was picking them up at the vet's office every 30 days. Finally, I asked the vet about getting a prescription so that I could get a larger supply (and spend less per pill). The vet started letting me buy a much larger supply from the clinic, which saved helped me save some money. It's definitely worth a phone call to ask if there would be ways to save money without cutting corners.



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