Am I being Scammed?

United States
October 6, 2008 5:42pm CST
I have been using the same vet for all my pets needs for the past 31 years. Today I stopped in to pick up their heartworm and flea medication. No problem with the heartworm medication but they have stopped selling the particular brand (Frontline) of flea prevention medication I use. Now this medication is very expensive over $10.00 for one months dosage for one dog. As I have 3 dogs that costs over $30.00. I said well as they did not sell it anymore I would get it online but would that cost me an extra $5.00 which I would have to pay them for the prescription to the online company?...answer YES! So I kicked up hell but they would not budge so I ended up getting another brand which they did sell and which cost even more $15.02 per dose. I am really teed off as I think I was scammed. What do you think or what would you have done
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6 responses
@youdontsay (3503)
• United States
7 Oct 08
Next time try this: http://store.pets-life-rx.com/frontline-flea-tick-y.html. It looks like you can just order it. There is no request for a prescription in the ordering process.
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• United States
7 Oct 08
Thank you I checked out the Frontline Plus for my dogs size and they still need to contact my vet for the prescription. Although their price is pretty good so I will bookmark it. Thanks again.
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@baileycows (3670)
• United States
6 Oct 08
Did you ask why they quit selling it? Maybe the doctor found out a reason why he did not approve it or like it. However I think I would have called surronding vets in my area and got it from them. Or how about 1800-PetMeds. I hate to be a sales person. I mean I checked on them and they were only one dollar cheaper than my vet but they still carry Frontline so maybe you can find it cheaper there. Good Luck and sorry. I don't think your being scammed I just think there may be a reason that your docter does not sell it anymore.
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• United States
7 Oct 08
My problem that they will not carry it anymore as some people do not like that brand and to get it from PetMeds they will still charge me $5.00 to give PetMeds a prescription. That does not seem fair to me. I do not want to change vets are they are very good but that policy does not seem right.
@AmbiePam (44038)
• United States
8 Oct 08
I don't think you are being scammed. When I went in for Sherlock's medicine I paid for it. Later I thought I'd buy it online so it would cost less. You know those commercials for 1-800-Petmeds? But when I bought it from them it actually cost more, despite the free shipping! I just can't believe how prices have gone up.
• United States
8 Oct 08
I only meant I felt I was being scammed because my vet could not sell me the product I wanted but still want me to pay $5.00 to them for a prescription to get it someplace else.
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@AmbiePam (44038)
• United States
8 Oct 08
Yeah, the five dollars was probably just for spite.
@Thoroughrob (11771)
• United States
7 Oct 08
I think you were being forced to support the brand that they carry. I think it is just like medicine for humans. You get the prescription for the company that they are supporting.
• United States
7 Oct 08
Yes and I hate being forced to do anything that I really do not want to do!!
@uwiniwin (61)
• India
13 Oct 08
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@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
7 Oct 08
went to a pet store or walmart they have good flea products and dont cost as much