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#1 of 9 Old 03-31-2007, 02:26 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I've been told it's vet only, but it's really expensive. Is there anywhere I can get it for cheaper than $10 a dose?
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I'm pretty sure that with flea meds like Advantage you don't need a prescription. You do need a prescription for heartworm meds but I believe you can buy those from Canadian websites without a script. Here's a great Pet Med supplier on the web where you can definitely get it for much less than $10 a dose.

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I've been looking for a good price for front line topspot for my dog, which is also hard to find at/under $10/dose in his weight range (purple). This place has one of the better prices I've seen thus far. Not sure what the price would be for what you need.

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My vet sells Frontline only, which is very expensive also. One tip I read about was to buy the larger dog dose and split it between two smaller dogs... which would lower your cost. However, I am not 100% sure this is a good thing to try. Also, my vet told me that while the package says every month, you should really only use it every 6 weeks unless you have a severe pest problem.

Did you try 1800petmeds? How about www.petcarerx.com? Be sure you check the S&H charge, some places that appear to be lower really get you on that, ending up costing the same or more than other sites.

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I found some cheaper places while looking, but I ended up ordering from PetEdge for my stuff. I needed a couple bathing brushes, anyhow, so I was able to get my order up over $60.

One concern about buying from some lesser known places/ebay is that the boxes could be expired or near expiration. I know this was a worry in the past--I don't know if it still is.

You can also tell your vet that X Vendor has the med for X Price and ask your vet if a deal can be made.

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Thanks for the suggestions, I'll check them out!
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I've also heard that the company doesn't guarantee the product if it wasn't purchased from a vet. So you could end up with counterfeit product. I'm not sure if there's a big trade in counterfeit flea medicine though.

That's interesting that you can do it every 6 weeks. Is that true for cats too?
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I ony use it on my indoor/outdoor cats every 6 to 8 weeks and have not noticed any differece between that and when I was putting it on them every 4 weeks. If there seemed to be an infestation, I figure I can always go back to every 4 weeks, KWIM? I only use it in the warmer months also, which cuts the bill nearly in half again. I figure it is poison, and I want to minimize the exposure as much as I can but still have a pest free home

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