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Pet prescriptions for $4.00!

Posted February 21, 2012


Did you know that Target and Kroger both offer many generic prescriptions for your pet for $4? If you are paying more than that for Fido's meds, you may want to check out the list of drugs that only cost $4.

Clark Howard recently did a story on pet generics HERE.   In the story, he mentioned that both Target and Kroger offer pet generics for only $4. On both the Target and Kroger websites, they actually list the medications that qualify for the low $4 price.

Click HERE for the Target list.

Click HERE for the Kroger list.

Thanks to Anne for sending me an e-mail about the Clark Howard story!  It's always great to find out about another way to save. If our dog Taz needs any medication in the future, you can bet I'll be checking out the $5 lists first!

Please share if you have any other resources for more affordable pet medications.


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  • thinkb4speak Feb 22, 2012

    I saw that Kroger also sells the frontline and heartworm. It isn't listed in the $4 stuff, but even if it is the same price as my least I get the fuel points! Thanks Faye.

  • itsmyownopinion Feb 21, 2012

    Kroger also has pet insurance starting at less than $10 a month. It's called PetFirst and you can enroll online at or enroll by calling 1-866-710-7387.

    On another note, Forbes names Kroger America's most generous company.

    The Kroger Co., which includes its Utah-based division Smith’s Food & Drug Stores, was recently named America’s Most Generous Company in a Chronicle of Philanthropy listing in Forbes magazine. Kroger contributed 10.9 percent of its $589 million pre-tax profits. Full Article at Salt Lake Tribune

  • little blue 2 Feb 21, 2012

    If your pet is on people medicine at an available dosage, check and see if it's on the Walmart generic $4 list. My dog is on Prednisone, and she has her own account at the Walmart pharmacy. The vet suggested we get it there, because she would have to charge us something like $21 for the same prescription.

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Feb 21, 2012

    Oh my goodness, kashworth - $1000 for ONE shot?? That is shocking. I am sorry your little one is sick.

  • kashworth1113 Feb 21, 2012

    Thank you so much for sharing this information! Unfortunately, our four-legged baby girl (mini-schnauzer) has melenoma and is still fairly healthy but needs some monthly meds and like so many others, we are suffering financially due to the economic crisis so this will really help. Just an FYI - did you know there is a shot for dogs who have melenoma and it has a really high success rate BUT it cost $1000 for ONE shot and of course there are no guarantees. So sad!

  • Nancy Feb 21, 2012

    FANTASTIC!! Pet meds have always been extremely overpriced through the vet offices, sadly. This will help pet owners at last, at last :)

  • jld814 Feb 21, 2012

    This is amazing information! Thank you for sharing, it will save us a lot of money!!!!!!!!!!

  • juliemom2 Feb 21, 2012

    Thanks for thinking about our other family members. Always looking for deals for them too.

  • larindap3 Feb 21, 2012

    Thanks so much for this list - it is a blessing. One of our Westies, George, has diabetes. He gets a shot twice a day. Looked on the list and his insulin is listed! That's wonderful! I'll give it a try next time we buy it.

  • HappyGirl08 Feb 21, 2012

    My vet will price match online stores for frontline plus and interceptor. I don't know if they price match pharacies for other medications but thankfully my little bitty hasn't had to have very much in the way of anything else!