My pet regularly has medication
from the Vet.
Can I get My Pets Medication Elsewhere
The simple answer here is Yes. You can obtain the medication from a
Veterinary medicines are classified into several categories, more or
less the same as human medicines. Some are available through pet shops,
some only through pharmacies and your vet, and some only on a
prescription written by
If your pet has regular medication you are entitled to ask your vet for
a prescription to be dispensed by a pharmacist. The vet will write a
prescription, in much the same way as your family doctor and then give
it to you. From the 1st November 2008 a charge of anything up to
£15.00 will be made for writing the prescription.
Once you have your
prescription you can order it from a pharmacy.
Keep a copy of your order number and write this on the top left hand
corner of your prescription and then send it to the company you are
dealing with and when they have recieved your prescription they will
dispense it and send the products to you
A recent government report has recommended the vets write prescriptions
as a matter of course for treating animals. It is also in the vets’
professional code of contact that they should not reasonably refuse to
issue one at the request of a client. http://www.rcvs.org.uk/
A veterinary prescription needs the following details:
Name & Address of Vet
Date Details of the Animal/s to be treated
Name and Address of the Owner
Details of the medication, including drug, dose and quantity
How many times the prescription may be repeated (if any)
The Phrase "For animal use only, for an animal under my care" or
Signature of your Vet (in ink)
This prescription may come in the form of a letter, it is not usually
written in the same format as our human prescriptions.