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Pet Prescriptions to be Available at Target

Dog with MedicationYesterday I learned that Target is testing out a new pilot program in their pharmacy where they will be able to fill not only human prescriptions, but pet prescriptions as well.

The pilot program launched last fall in 35 Target pharmacy locations in Minnesota, Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee. Some of the more common prescriptions that are likely to be filled for pets include HeartGard, Atopica, Clavamox and Deramaxx.

There has already been overwhelming support for this program from pet owners and a Target spokesperson credits this to the convenience, affordability and customer service these pet owners are experiencing.

Some in the veterinary profession, however, are concerned. Because they will not be able to match the low prices at Target, veterinarians see this program leading to a loss of income. This loss of income may in turn lead to higher veterinary fees, something pet owners are already experiencing year over year.

So, what are your thoughts? Would you consider buying your pet’s prescriptions at Target or would you stick to buying them at your veterinary office?

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About Heather @FamilyAndFur

Heather Kalinowski lives in the Seattle area with her husband, newborn son, and two rescued pups – an Italian Greyhound named Ava and a Spaniel mix named Jackson. She enjoys reading, writing, spending time with her family, and volunteering with Italian Greyhound Rescue. Google+

One Response to Pet Prescriptions to be Available at Target

  1. Laura says:

    I would ABSOLUTELY buy my pup’s prescriptions from Target if it would save me money! Since my Bella had her first mast cell tumor surgery last August, she’s been on a slew of meds that have cost us a small fortune–things like the Immune Support powder we add to her food that costs $80 a bottle, a daily dose of Deramaxx for inflammation, HeartGuard, Frontline, Stress Tabs, potassium supplements… If I only saved a few dollars on each of those things, it would add up and make it so I could afford to continue to give Bella all the things she needs to stay happy, healthy and cancer-free for as long as possible. Hooray for Target for being the first retailer to see this fabulous opportunity! I’m sorry that it will negatively affect vets’ income, but I’m more worried about my wallet than theirs.

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