Pets at home discount scheme

Hi,



I'm interested in Pets at Home discount scheme where for a tenner a cat, you get spot on treatments for flea and worming. However, we have 4 cats at home, and the sales guy at the store said it would cost £40 a month for this treatment! Now, we usually buy Droncit spot on wormer, and Advantage spot on flea treatmet, and they come in packs of 4 pipettes, so both packs would last a month, at a total cost of £18 per month (£4.50 per cat)
The problem is, is that the sales guy never mentioned whether the worm and flea treatments are just a pipette each making it a tenner for just one cat, or a pack of 4 pipettes for worm and flea, making it £2.50 a cat.



Is anybody out there on this Pets at home discount scheme, and do you get just a pipette for worm and a pipette for flea, or do you get a pack of 4 pipettes for worm and 4 pipettes for flea treatmet? If you get a pack of 4 for each, this could be considered a bargain!


Graham

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  • Fire_Fox
    Fire_Fox Posts: 26,026 Forumite
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    I would not take a salesman's advice on medicating a pet any more than on medicating a child. In the latter case you would surely ask your pharmacist?

    Veterinary flea treatments are far more effective than over the counter stuff: flea resistance has long been rife. Some veterinary products also protect against ear mites and (most) worms so all-in-one. An example is Advocate.

    It would be worth seeing what 'deal' you can get other from local vet practices, or how much your vet practice would charge for a prescription for Advantage plus Droncit or for Advocate so you can purchase these products from an online pharmacy.

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  • sheramber
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    Fire_Fox wrote: »
    I would not take a salesman's advice on medicating a pet any more than on medicating a child. In the latter case you would surely ask your pharmacist?

    Veterinary flea treatments are far more effective than over the counter stuff: flea resistance has long been rife. Some veterinary products also protect against ear mites and (most) worms so all-in-one. An example is Advocate.

    It would be worth seeing what 'deal' you can get other from local vet practices, or how much your vet practice would charge for a prescription for Advantage plus Droncit or for Advocate so you can purchase these products from an online pharmacy.

    HTH.

    Neither Advantage nor Droncit are prescription medicines therefore you do need a prescription from a vet

    As the Pets at Home subscription is monthly it would be likely that you will only get one month's supply for one month's payment.

    Check out the prices for buying on line as the online pharmacies often have special offers.
  • HampshireH
    HampshireH Posts: 4,470 Forumite
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    Just check your info before signing up.

    I was in pets at home yesterday to get my dogs vac books updated as we forgot it last time

    I asked if drontal required a prescription as I couldnt remember if I needed one last time. They told me yes it did & i could only get it from the vet who has seen him in the last year.

    They called me today to query it as last time they prescribed something else.

    I quickly googled and found out drontal is not prescription only. I called them back. They confirmed this is true and I have now put my request on hold on the basis I will try and get it online 1st.

    PAH have to make money on their meds. That means a £39 6 monthly check up, £9 prescription and expensive tablets which are significantly cheaper online.

    Just check whether the deal gets you your monies worth before signing up.
  • Katiehound
    Katiehound Posts: 7,536 Forumite
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    Just had a quick look at VetMedic & the drugs you use are there- some with a special online price, so check them out (and other online suppliers) before you do anything else
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