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Prescription Refills- Available In-clinic or online
Commonly Asked Questions Regarding Prescription Refills
Does my pet need an exam for a new medication or refill?
If your pet has not been seen by one of our licensed veterinarians at Highland Pet Hospital within the past year, an exam appointment is required before a prescription refill can be legally authorized. Not only is an exam required by Federal and State laws but also it is our medical obligation to assure your pet gets the exact medication needed to treat the problem. There will be no exceptions to this, sorry.
Are there dangers if I order drugs for my pet on-line or buy them at a non-veterinary retail store? I see pet drugs being sold everywhere, even at my local pharmacy.
It’s important for your veterinarian to be aware of all the medications your pet is taking to ensure that the drugs will not interact to cause harmful side effects.
Finally, not all heartworm and flea prevention medication contain all the necessary ingredients to protect your pet even though the drug packaging may look the same online or in a pet or retail store. If your pet becomes infected with heartworm disease even though you were giving it medication from an online or retail store, you can be sure they will not pay $1,000-$3,000 dollars to treat your pet.
Can we get refills in advance for medications like heartworm and flea preventatives? Can they be renewed automatically?