by Tami Novak, Founder of Aunt Tami’s Pet Sitting LLC
When it comes to our pet’s health, we’ll do whatever we have to do to keep our pets living longer, healthier and happier lives. However, we’d rather save some of our hard earned cash that we would overspend at the vets and put it toward spoiling our pets. Here’s one tried and true method to save on pet care.
Did you know that you don’t have to purchase your pet’s medications directly from your vet? The next time you visit the vet, ask them for a written prescription for your pet’s medications. Bring that prescription to your local Target, CVS, Walmart, or Kmart and sign your pet up to get prescriptions filled. Recently these stores have been promoting that they can fill prescriptions for pet meds as well at a substantial savings. Hand over your pet prescriptions to them and take advantage of these savings.
Vets typically charge what is called a “dispensing fee” when you get your pets meds directly from them, and this dispensing fee will greatly increase the cost of your pet’s medications. Your local pharmacist will not.
Also, if you are a AAA member, before you take your prescription to the pharmacist, be sure to print out a free AAA prescription discount card. Your AAA card may only save you another dollar or so, but that’s another couple of dollars you can put toward pet treats for your best friend!
About the Author
Tami Novak is the founder of Aunt Tami’s Pet Sitting LLC. Tami is certified in Pet First Aid/CPR, Pet Nutrition and as a Veterinary Support Assistant. She is insured with Business Insurers of the Carolinas and is a member of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters. Tami lives in Fairfield, New Jersey with her husband Rob and their dogs; Foxy and Marcia-Mellow.