Why buy medication from My Veterinarian

In deciding where to purchase medicines for your pets, you need to balance cost savings with the unique services and expertise you receive from your veterinarian.

Why Should I Buy My Pet’s Medication From My Veterinarian?

Your pet’s health and well-being, as well as your satisfaction as an informed, valued pet owner, is your veterinarian’s primary goal. Keep in mind that medicine prescribed and purchased at MyVet comes with the comfort of knowing that you and your pet are individuals and have distinct needs that can best be served by your veterinarian. 

MyVet knows your pet and your family (both 2-legged and 4-legged). Our team is familiar with your pet’s specific health need and the environment where you live. Each animal is a different and unique individual. Some breeds and species have special needs or sensitivities that our team is aware of and we can select the product best suited to your pet.
Medications are usually prescribed on a weight basis. It is important that our team determine your pet’s weight and calculates the correct dosage to achieve the desired effect from the medication. Your pet’s current health condition and other medications may also alter the final dosage.
There are several medications that should not be administered until your veterinarian determines that it is safe for your pet to be given them. For example, heartworm preventatives should not be administered to dogs with active heartworm infestations because it can lead to a fatal reaction. Therefore, it is important to consult your pet’s veterinarian to determine what heartworm prevention program and timetable best suits your individual pet
Dog and cat owners should keep in mind that their cats are not small dogs, nor are their dogs large cats. Many medications that are administered to dogs are not safe for cats (they can be fatal), and the reverse is also true.
Some medications require follow-up monitoring for adverse reactions or dosage adjustments. If an adverse reaction does occur, it is important to have established a veterinary-client-patient relationship to ensure that your pet receives appropriate medical attention on an emergency basis. An adjustment to the dosage may need to be made after lab tests and/or examinations are performed
The veterinary surgeons board of South Australia requires that all veterinarians comply with the state legislation when prescribing medications for your pet. This means we need to examine your pet at least every six months for the above reasons.