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Old 04-09-2009, 12:04 PM
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Default Really frustrated- Frontline and Interceptor

I'm really frustrated... I'm so broke but I HAVE to get Frontline and Interceptor for Bamm... especially since we just moved to an area where ticks are more common.

So... I tried to order some through 1-800 pet meds right? I can't hardly afford the frontline and interceptor, but I needed to buy some. Well, they have to authorize it through your vet. My vet called me and said no to me getting the meds because Bamm is due for a heartworm and lyme test... so I asked them how much the test is. The test is $63 and I have to pay for a visit fee which is an additional $49.50. There's no way I can afford both THAT AND the meds...

I don't know what to do
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Old 04-09-2009, 12:07 PM
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I'll send you some of mine. I have several months supply. PM me your address.
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Old 04-09-2009, 12:20 PM
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really? you are so awesome! truly! That will give me plenty of time to set aside some money to get him into the vets for the test so that I can order more when I need to.
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You can also try your local humane society, they usually sell at very reduced rates!
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Old 04-09-2009, 02:55 PM
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You can also try your local humane society, they usually sell at very reduced rates!
even the interceptor?
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Old 04-09-2009, 03:00 PM
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Yup! I was doing that until I found a new vet that is super awesome and very cheap (and I have an "in"). BTW, I've had better luck using Vector 3D over Frontline for fleas and ticks lately.
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Maybe I'm wrong, but I thought that it was dangerous to just give the heartworm preventative without actually checking the dog first?

As for the Frontline, they sell it at all our local farm stores for very decent prices. You may want to shop around locally.
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Old 04-09-2009, 03:11 PM
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Maybe I'm wrong, but I thought that it was dangerous to just give the heartworm preventative without actually checking the dog first?
I'd have to look into it. I'm not sure... all I know is I definitely cannot afford both the test, visit and the interceptor if I have to go that route. Unfortunately this Economy has finally been kicking me in the butt and I'm barely able to afford food for myself or anything... it's temporary and I know I'm going to get out of this rutt... but right now it's awful. And with mosquito season coming... alas... I dunno...
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Another option for others reading is Petsmart vets. I know people don't like them, but for a heartworm test or something easy like that, they're nice because they usually have a couple hours on a certain day of each week that they offer free vet visits, so you only pay for the test or shot or whatever you got
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i don't understand how the shelter is getting around the whole legality issue of dispensing prescription products without a doctor-patient relationship.

i'm not a banfield fan either but when i was short on cash in college, their vaccine clinics helped me out with my cats. my biggest concern about banfield is that they HUGELY overvaccinate and the average pet owner does not know any better.
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