Sep 05 2018

Black Market Pet Medication | Winslow Animal Hospital Dog & Cat

There has been quite the stirring recently involving Black Market medications for your pet floating on the internet. Cheaper and easier to obtain medications being obtained through obscure sources. No matter, easily gotten, this way of getting medications comes at a huge risk. 


The number one problem is that you don’t know what you’re actually getting. On one hand, these medications may not work at all. They could also cause some serious side effects, such as seizures. You never truly know how your pet will react to a medication. That is why it is always best to make sure the medication is prescribed and being followed by a veterinarian. If you have a problem with a medication, a manufacture, pet store, or veterinarian is a call away. Such a luxury is not available when medications are from the black market.

You also don’t know what is in these medications. They could contain ingredients that are extremely harmful to your pet. Or other ingredients that aren’t regulated and whose effects on pets is unknown. One such ingredient is  CBD Oil. This oil contains a psychoactive chemical that is present in cannabis. CBD can be extremely dangerous for pets and can also show up in these Black Market drugs.

When buying medications, make sure that there is a Rx number present.  Other things to look for is a manufacture name, expiration date and instructions to let you know that the drug you are potentially buying.

If the website is showing a dramatic price decrease compared to in store, then a warning bell should be going off. 

Where To Get Your Pets Medication

It is always best to get your medication through your veterinarian. You can get your medication directly through your veterinarian’s office. Here at Winslow Animal Hospital can dispense your medication and can provide refills. 

Or you can get your medication through a veterinarian approved source. 

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