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    • ozlem
    • By ozlem 15th Jun 16, 7:19 PM
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    Where can I get cheap Advocate online for my cat without prescription?
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    • 15th Jun 16, 7:19 PM
    Where can I get cheap Advocate online for my cat without prescription? 15th Jun 16 at 7:19 PM
    Where can I get cheap Advocate online for my cat without prescription?It looks like I need a prescription in which case I'm better off buying it from the vet anyway.
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    • krlyr
    • By krlyr 15th Jun 16, 7:26 PM
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    • 15th Jun 16, 7:26 PM
    Nowhere legally, it's a POM (prescription-only medication) hence the need for a prescription.

    You could either source from a company that evades regulation (e.g. operating abroad) and run the risk of other dodgy practices (counterfeits, out of date products, etc.), or you could look to source an alternative non-POM medication that will do the job. Advantage, for example, is similar to Advocate, though doesn't cover lungworm.

    Have you asked your vet what their prescription charge is? They may be able to prescribe several months at a time and still make the savings worthwhile. The RCVS does not state a maximum prescription charge for vets, but state it must be "reasonable" (i.e. not made so high it stops people getting prescriptions). If your local vet seem pricey, you could ask around other vets locally.
    • Beckyy
    • By Beckyy 15th Jun 16, 7:58 PM
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    • 15th Jun 16, 7:58 PM
    As above.

    Ask how much your vet charges for a prescription, make a note of the prices beforehand and then work out if it's cheaper to buy online with the prescription fee/possible cashback or directly from the vet.
    • ozlem
    • By ozlem 16th Jun 16, 7:12 AM
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    • 16th Jun 16, 7:12 AM
    sounds like I am better off sticking with the vet. They charge £10 for prescription. My cat is a stray cat so I prefer best products with reasonable prices:-)
    • gettingready
    • By gettingready 21st Jun 16, 9:54 PM
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    • 21st Jun 16, 9:54 PM
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    • 21st Jun 16, 9:54 PM
    Geta prescription from the vet for 6 months supply - order from a reputabe pet pharmacy like:





    www.animeddirect.co.uk

    www.vetuk.co.uk


    It will be much cheaper
    • pinkteapot
    • By pinkteapot 30th Jun 16, 4:31 PM
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    • 30th Jun 16, 4:31 PM
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    • 30th Jun 16, 4:31 PM
    Sounds like your vet is like ours - the price to write a prescription (if you don't want to have them fill it) is exactly enough to make prescription plus online drug cost = cost of the drug from the vet.
    • Money maker
    • By Money maker 30th Jun 16, 4:44 PM
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    • 30th Jun 16, 4:44 PM
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    • 30th Jun 16, 4:44 PM
    Mine charges £12 for a prescription but if I remember rightly, charged about £48 for the Advocate I want when I could buy for around £20 online. Still worked out cheaper £30 v £48.
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    • teddysmum
    • By teddysmum 30th Jun 16, 8:13 PM
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    • 30th Jun 16, 8:13 PM
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    • 30th Jun 16, 8:13 PM
    Oh for the days when online prescriptions were free.


    The idea was to help online businesses build up their customer base, but the way that vets are constantly increasing script charges it will soon be of no advantage to buy online and the businesses will be back to square one. (Our vet now charges a high fee for the first, compared with the post-freebie one, then slightly less for subsequent ones, for the same treatment).
    • Feral Moon
    • By Feral Moon 1st Jul 16, 10:01 PM
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    Then don't buy prescription only flea/worming treatment. Nothing wrong with the old tried and tested drugs that are available online very cheaply.

    I own a 45kg GSD and my annual bill for flea/tick/worm treatment is approx £25 which I believe is what some vets charge just to write out a prescription!
    • ozlem
    • By ozlem 2nd Jul 16, 10:22 PM
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    Mine charges £12 for a prescription but if I remember rightly, charged about £48 for the Advocate I want when I could buy for around £20 online. Still worked out cheaper £30 v £48.
    Originally posted by Money maker
    I cannot find £20 one online? how many treats?
    • ozlem
    • By ozlem 2nd Jul 16, 10:24 PM
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    Then don't buy prescription only flea/worming treatment. Nothing wrong with the old tried and tested drugs that are available online very cheaply.

    I own a 45kg GSD and my annual bill for flea/tick/worm treatment is approx £25 which I believe is what some vets charge just to write out a prescription!
    Originally posted by Feral Moon

    Well as it's a stray cat I want him to have the best treatment as he is out a lot.
    • Feral Moon
    • By Feral Moon 2nd Jul 16, 10:44 PM
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    Well as it's a stray cat I want him to have the best treatment as he is out a lot.
    Originally posted by ozlem
    What do you call the "best treatment"? Do you think spending more money will guarantee more success?

    For a stray cat I would use a fipronil based treatment to deal with fleas and Drontal or equivalent to treat for worms.

    For example:

    http://www.vet-medic.com/flea-treatments-c91/fiprospot-spot-on-for-cats-p7551

    http://www.vet-medic.com/wormers-c111/cazitel-cat-single-tablet-p10928
    • ozlem
    • By ozlem 2nd Jul 16, 10:52 PM
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    [QUOTE=Feral Moon;70932591] Drontal is no choice for me really as I find it hard to give him tablets:-((
    • Feral Moon
    • By Feral Moon 2nd Jul 16, 11:15 PM
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    Drontal is no choice for me really as I find it hard to give him tablets:-((
    Originally posted by ozlem
    Then maybe you'd be better off with Droncit which is a spot-on wormer.

    http://www.vetuk.co.uk/dog-worming-cat-worming-droncit-and-droncit-spot-on-c-17_26
    Last edited by Feral Moon; 03-07-2016 at 3:40 PM.
    • whydoineedone
    • By whydoineedone 1st Sep 17, 11:36 AM
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    Adviocat flea treatment
    I imported mine from Australia where they don't need a prescription. I always get it that way and the cats have been fine. My vet wants £13 just for filling out a prescription, plus have had seen the animal within the past year (or there would also be a consultation fee), plus each pipette is £11! Much cheaper to get it from abroad. Just going to do it again but can't remember the name of the website before I typed this, otherwise I'd give it. Need to Google it!
    • whydoineedone
    • By whydoineedone 1st Sep 17, 11:37 AM
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    I mean Advocate.....
    • maisie06
    • By maisie06 3rd Sep 17, 1:13 PM
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    Hopefully nowhere - this stuff is Prescrition only for a reason...
    • veenee
    • By veenee 4th Sep 17, 8:00 PM
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    OK - and what is the reason? ;-)
    • Cuilean
    • By Cuilean 5th Sep 17, 8:32 AM
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    OK - and what is the reason? ;-)
    Originally posted by veenee
    Same reason us humans can't stroll up to our local chemist and just ask for medicine you'd need a GP's prescription for. A lot of these medications contain potent chemicals, and may not be suitable for every animal. The idea is that the person who prescribes the medication knows a little of your animal's background to ensure it's safe for them. Even the online vet pharmacies will ask a few basic questions to check the suitability of the medicine for your animal.
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    • Shoshannah
    • By Shoshannah 6th Sep 17, 10:33 AM
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    Instead of illegally importing prescription drugs from overseas, why not just buy Advantage the UK?

    Advantage contains the same ingredient (imidacloprid) for fleas as Advocate, but is non-prescription.

    Combine it with Drontal for the worms, job done.

    None of the faffing about, and no laws broken.
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