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    • dw85
    • By dw85 27th Aug 17, 11:46 AM
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    Flea Treatment Prescriptions - Thoughts?
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    • 27th Aug 17, 11:46 AM
    Flea Treatment Prescriptions - Thoughts? 27th Aug 17 at 11:46 AM
    Hi all,
    ive been browsing the forum and whilst there is a similar thread about prescriptions for medications, (call me naive!) i wondered whether any of you had the same for prescription flea treatment.

    Our vet charges double the internet price (which seems to be standard) if you buy in practice...or charges £14 per prescription (so £28 for two cats). Being our first time doing this, i asked for a prescription and they would only do three months.
    Just to add, my two cats have been using the same treatment (Advocate) since they were young so no changes as their weight and health are stable.

    Online price is £11 per 3 treatments, plus the £14...theres no saving...

    Now, if i could 6 months or 12 months...then it would be a saving (plus once you add on fuel/time etc).
    The vet is happy to see the cats once a year for booster jabs so i guess my questions are:
    a) how long will they prescribe flea treament for?
    b) how do you make this moneysaving for you?

    thanks!
    Last edited by dw85; 27-08-2017 at 11:49 AM.
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    • sheramber
    • By sheramber 27th Aug 17, 2:01 PM
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    • 27th Aug 17, 2:01 PM
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    • 27th Aug 17, 2:01 PM
    It is up to your vet how long they will prescribe at a time.
    • krlyr
    • By krlyr 28th Aug 17, 10:05 AM
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    • 28th Aug 17, 10:05 AM
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    • 28th Aug 17, 10:05 AM
    This recent thread covers some points re. RCVS guidelines that might answer your question
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5698784
    • dw85
    • By dw85 6th Sep 17, 3:05 PM
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    • 6th Sep 17, 3:05 PM
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    • 6th Sep 17, 3:05 PM
    Thank you for the thread link.

    I think it may have been partly me not being more specific when requesting the prescription. Next time i will be asking for at least 6 months, and trying for a year.
    I spoke to the online company i ordered the prescription from (Petdrugsuk) who also thought it shouldnt be a problem to get this length of prescription from my vet when i next take the cats in for their yearly booster.
    Change is inevitable...nothing stays the same forever
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