Sunday, September 26, 2010

Week Link

You may remember Cheese the cat, but there is another feline in our household, named Minerva. She’s a sweet, skittish girl that I found in a ditch in 2004. I thought she was a very young kitten, but it turned out she was over seven months old and severely malnourished. As a result she’s had ongoing health problems ever since, including asthma. She has two daily inhalers (administered with a spacer like you’d use with a baby, only shaped for her little kitty face). And folks, they ain’t cheap. The Flovent alone costs over $200 a month in the U.S.

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So I don’t get it in the states. Previously I picked her meds up in Mexico, and the cost was more like $100 for six months. MUCH better. But recently the supply ran low, and I had to scramble for an alternative.

That alternative turned out to be Canada Drugs, a reputable online pharmacy in Canada (duh). I found exactly what Minerva needed, asked my vet for a prescription, and faxed it after placing an order online. The cost for the generic I couldn’t even get in the U.S. was the same as the price in Mexico, and the shipping was free. There was also a price break for getting several inhalers at once, and they arrived within two weeks.

Just thought I’d share in case anyone could use the information, either for themselves or for pet prescriptions that insurance won’t touch. They carry most prescription, non-narcotic drugs as well as over-the-counter products, and if you have questions you can actually reach a real live person on the telephone.

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