In most cases, your vet will charge more
for sub-q supplies and prescription foods than other sources. If you can
save money on the basics, you will have money available to pay your vet
for regular check ups.
The cheapest place for fluids is usually a local pharmacy, but you have
to know where to go and what exactly to ask for.
Alternatively, there are good, reliable and cost effective online
suppliers, both for fluid supplies and food.
The nearest equivalent to Lactated Ringers
Solution in the UK is Hartmanns Aqupharm no. 11 or Vetivex 11.
Normally a prescription is required.
Subcutaneous Fluids Tips for more information on choosing
the different fluid types.
sells bags of fluid for £3.50 a bag with free shipping
for orders over £50, and £7.50 for orders under £50. One
person I heard from was able to purchase fluids without a
prescription, and they were delivered within three days.
Animal Medicines sell
Eukanuba, Hill's and Royal Canin prescription diets
with free UK delivery.
Animal sells a number
of prescription foods with free delivery.
sells a number of prescription diets, including some German
varieties, without a prescription. Delivery is free for
orders over £19. I've used Zooplus myself and have always
had good service.
Vet UK sells a variety of
prescription foods online without a prescription being
required. Delivery is free for orders over £19.
sell prescription foods.Shipping is free for orders
Alternatively, you could ask about buying in bulk from your vet. Our cat, Harpsie, needed
a prescription food which cost US$2 per 5.5 oz can. However, when we
bought a case, the price fell to US$1.40 a can.
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