My cat has a thyroid problem and we had to get a Methamazole paste to keep it under control.
Early this year, the vet organised it without giving us the option of filling the script ourselves – $212 for 3 months.
It was supplied by an outfit in Sydney and shipped down taking 3 days. The next time we needed the script I wanted to do it quickly and the vet said there was the option of getting it filled in Canberra.
I went to the Ainslie pharmacy who have set up a compounding room.
$85 for the same amount exactly – so I was ripped off $127! I am outraged.
The vet does always take a cut when organising medicines, its part of the deal with the Sydney mob.
Most of us do not have pet insurance so this is all out of pocket expenses and we do it because we love our animals and don’t want to see them suffer.
The lesson is ask if you can get the script filled. The vet will not generally tell you this. In this case it would have been cheaper and quicker.