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A guide to buying animal health products

All pet owners need to buy animal health products from time to time, from wormers for dogs and cats to pet litter to other health solutions.What should be bought? Where should you buy the animal health products? This article looks at all the issues involved in obtaining health supplies for dogs, cats and other animals.

What you need to buy

Your vet will tell you what to buy if your pet is ill, but there are a number of products which is good to have in stock and to be used regularly. Dogs and cats supplies should include wormers and flea treatments which you will need on a regular basis. The best flea treatment is Frontline for both cats and dogs. There are a number of different worming products, so you can decide which is best for you.

Where to buy animal health products

You can buy many animal health products from supermarkets or pet stores. Your vet will most likely have a good supply of most of them and he or she will also have products which cannot be obtained without a prescription. You can also get most animal products from an online animal pharmacy.

Which is the best place to buy these products?

You can buy animal health products from anywhere that you like. However, most of the online animal pharmacies are cheaper than buying from your vet or supermarket. Some of the cheapest are Nutrecare.co.uk, Zooplus.co.uk, and Petplanet.co.uk. All of these supply pet products of all types, so you can get your pet food, litter etc along with your healthcare supplies. If you need a prescribed item only, it is possible to obtain a prescription from your vet and buy the product from an online pharmacy. Vets by law have to let you do this and although, they can charge for the prescription, it is often cheaper to do it this way.

Other points

Healthcare for pets is important. Do keep up-to-date with vaccinations, flea treatments and worming or it could be more important in the long run to sort out problems arising from them. You can treat simple problems yourself, but do take your pet to the vet, if anything is seriously wrong or your own treatment isn't working. Remember that your pet is your responsibility and it is important to look after it well.

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