Saving money is a way of life for me. It’s a hobby, a passion, and a method of survival. It’s always been a thrill to save a bucks here and there, but now that I’m working for myself full time it’s important to keep my business running and pay the bills. Because of that I’m a pretty big fan of any service that helps save money on the not so fun stuff like medicine and prescriptions.
I’ve had some interesting experiences with purchasing prescriptions from pharmacies for myself. Once I went to three different pharmacies to see the medication drop from $80+ to $30 and then finally down to a reasonable $10. My experience with pet medications hasn’t been much different. Either I felt obligated to get my pet’s medication from their vet or I was overwhelmed with how many different online pharmacies there were with heartworm preventatives at varying prices.
When I first heard about Fetch My Meds, a veterinary prescription discount card, I thought it was genius! I’ve used discount cards for my own prescriptions in the past, so why not pet medications or even human medications that also work for pets?
This post is sponsored by Fetch My Meds and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer Network™. I am being compensated to create awareness about the Fetch My Meds pharmacy discount program for pets, but Beagles & Bargains only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Fetch My Meds is not responsible for the content of this article.
About Fetch My Meds
Fetch My Meds is discount card program designed to save you money on veterinary prescriptions. It is absolutely 100% free to sign up and can help you save up to 70% off your pet’s medications. The whole point of Fetch My Meds is to allow you to save money while keeping your pets happy and healthy! I love it!
Not only is Fetch My Meds helping out pet parents everywhere, but it’s the first of it’s kind. It’s the very first pharmacy discount program created just for pets and their prescription needs.
Right now you can use your Fetch My Meds discount card at a wide range of pharmacies within their national network. This includes big pharmacy chains like Walgreens, CVS, Rite-Aid, Sam’s Club, Costco, and Wal-Mart. You can see what pharmacies near you accept Fetch My Meds discounts here.
Currently, you can save on human medications prescribed to treat symptoms of your pet such as medications for seizures, heart conditions, infections, allergies, pain relief, diabetes, and depression. Fetch My Meds even has a handy pricing tool to let you know ahead of time what the discounted price will be, so you don’t have to spend hours shopping around.
If you are looking for pet specific medications such as heartworm preventives, Fetch My Meds has joined up with partner Pet 360 to offer low prices on these prescriptions as well! You can also see this information in the prescription pricing tool.
How to Get a Pet Prescription
In the past, you used to pretty much always have to get your pet’s prescriptions filled at the veterinarian’s office where they were prescribed. That’s not true today! While most vet offices do still carry medications to treat on site or just offer more immediate convenience, you can ask your pet’s veterinarian for a prescription that will allow you to pick up medications elsewhere for a lower price.
To me, a big tell tale sign of a good veterinarian is wanting to make sure a sicks, aging, or even healthy pet gets the necessary medications they need even if they have to be purchased elsewhere at a lower price. You just have to ask! In most cases, they will oblige and give you a written prescription to take to another pharmacy.
In fact, legislation is currently pending before the US Congress — The Fairness to Pet Owners Act — HR 3174 and S 1200 — that would require practitioners to give written prescriptions for pets that can be filled elsewhere, even if the clients don’t ask. That would be extremely helpful forgetful pet parents like me!
Another fun fact – The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), which represents nearly 100,000 veterinarians has stated in its Principles of Veterinary Medical Ethics that a veterinarian should honor a client’s request for a prescription in lieu of dispensing the medication themselves. So, don’t be afraid to ask!
Pet 360 also offers the ability to send your veterinarian’s office an online request rather than having to get a written prescription. This is super handy, but make sure you ask you vet ahead of time to confirm they will respond to these electronic requests.
How Fetch My Meds Works
Signing up for Fetch My Meds is super easy and free. Just go here and fill out the short online form to sign up. The only information they ask from you is your first and last name, email address, zip code, and your pet’s type and name. That’s it!
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Once you have entered all the required information, accept the Terms of Service and hit “Fetch My Card”! You will then be shown your personalized Fetch My Meds discount card. You have the option to print it out or add it to an e-wallet such as Apple Wallet for easy access later.
I don’t currently have an e-wallet, so I printed mine out and saved it as a PDF that I have access to on my phone. You will also receive an email with your card.
Once you have your card, you can utilize Fetch My Meds pharmacy locator and pricing tools to find the best in-store pharmacy for your pets needs. Then just bring the card either physically or electronically with you and present it when you drop off the prescription. This should allow you to get the discounted price, but remember Fetch My Meds is NOT insurance.
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