Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Review: 1-800-PetMeds®

The Chesnut Mutts 1-800-PetMeds Review

["The Chesnut Mutts" were compensated in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are genuinely mine and we would not share a product that we did not fully believe in. Please do not use any image without permission.]

I am sure many of you know of 1-800-PetMeds® through the TV commercials and how they provide prescription medication for your pets, but did you know that they provide so much more?

Back in May at BlogPaws, I had a chance encounter with Erin Gleeson who is the outreach specialist at 1-800-PetMeds®. We had a great conversation, and she wondered if I could share what they offer.

adding my pets to 1-800-PetMeds

Okay, so when you go to one of the first things you need to do is add your pets' information as well as what vet they see. I was quite surprised that they could find our vet so quickly and I loved that I could add an image to personalize my pets' info.

The info you provide is very helpful for PetMeds® to personalize what kind of marketing material is sent to you. As you can see, I check marked that Shipoopi is overweight and the next day I got an email from PetMeds® with some information on conditions overweight cats can have. Pretty useful! homepage

So after we have our information in, let's see what they have to offer! 

They provide items for dogs, cats, and horses. You can shop by medical condition, pet supplies, vitamins, flea and tick, heartworm, and even Pet Education! The Pet Education tab has a list of topics like heartworms, ear infections, toxins, etc with articles and videos to teach you about the topic. I was amazed at how many different types of items they provide, and after going through most of them I noted that they mostly provide medical-related items such as prescription-required, over-the-counter items, and other medications (of course!). 

They even have our favorite heartworm and flea preventative, Sentinel! We have been using this beef-flavored tablet for a couple of years now and I have been very pleased with it. I had the honor to meet a representative at BlogPaws this year and told them that I loved how affordable it is! 

looking at Sentinel on

So after you choose what prescription medications, dog treats, toys, vitamins, etc., you want- you go to the checkout. For prescriptions, they ask if you are going to mail a written prescription from your vet or if you want them to contact the vet themselves. They also ask what pet the prescription is for and their vet.

flea and tick protection for cats

Now for Shipoopi, I chose some generic Frontline Plus. There were a lot of great options but I decided on the generic because it has the same ingredients and was a lot cheaper.

Shipping was free since I was over $49, and our package came quickly!

Jada looking into the 1-800-PetMeds box
Jada sniffing out the contents of the Petmeds box
"Are these for me?"

the items we bought from

Let's look at what we have!

Jada with a dog biscuit on her nose
"Lookie mama! I gots a biscuit!"
With our order, we also got a large dog biscuit! It would be nice if it had an ingredient list because of Jada's allergies, but I am not gonna pick nits over something free, haha.

I am not going into details about the treats I bought, but these were great and simple beef liver treats!

Jada with PureBites dog treats
"Give it to me now, Mama!"
Bailey with a PureBites dog treat

Dog Whisperer Dog Treats by Cesar Millan

Jada with Dog Whisper treats
"I need Cesar Millan now!"
Jada eating a cesar millan treat
The toys were a big hit as well. I love the easy-to-squeak squeakers in the 1-800-PetMeds®  Max toy and Mr. Kitty enjoyed having the 1-800-PetMeds® Molly toy to play around with!

Jada with a max toy

Mr. Kitty with the Molly toy

Mr. Kitty playing with the cat toy

Last but not least, we have the topical flea medicine Flea5x Plus, a 1-800-PetMeds® product. On PetMeds®'s website, I liked all the information they give you comparing the name brand and the generic. 

comparison of frontline plus and flea5x plus

I followed all the instructions and made sure that Shipoopi didn't come in contact with the dogs for a while after applying the medicine (not like she would let them anyways). 

Shipoopi and the flea medicine

putting the generic petmeds flea medicine on our cat shipoopi

It was very easy and we didn't have any issues, plus she is flea free!

shipoopi the cat is now free flea
"Get out of my face, human!"

In a Nutshell...
  • 1-800-PetMeds® is a company that sells prescription medication for dogs, cats, and horses
  • They also sell over-the-counter medication, vitamins, supplements, and other pet supply items
  • PetMeds® is a licensed pharmacy and Vet-VIPPS accredited

I really like 1-800-PetMeds® and how they make it easier for pet parents to get their pet's prescriptions and other medications. I would recommend this site for someone looking for a one-stop shop for their pet's medical needs!

Mr. Kitty the supermodel cat!
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