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Hi Dr Debbie, I would like to purchase flea medication online but my Vet will not write a scrip. Actually, no vet that I have visited will write a scrip to be used online

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Using the wrong medication for fleas can be dangerous. You should definitely talk to the Veterinarian. What is the dog's name and age?

Can I get a scrip from a vet online to purchase fluralaner

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?

No, he gets regular checkup and annual vacs, he is 4 years old beagle with a little extra weight, but no health issues

Submitted: 1 month ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

Regretfully, no, we're not allowed to prescribe through this venue. Please contact customer service at ww2.justanswer.com/help/how-can-i-request-refund-0 or 1-***-***-****. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Hello,
There are numerous adds for pet scrips online. Yet my vet, nor any that I have visited, will not write a scrip that can be used online. How do customers of these online pet pharmacies get scrips for the meds they need?
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

In California where I live, at least, vets are required by law to write such a script. I don't know if that's the case in your state. Such a vet needs to have seen your beagle recently, however, for such a script to be written; in other words, there has to be a current client-pet-vet relationship.

There are four effective products that you can find over the counter: Advantage (some populations of fleas have developed resistance), fipronil-containing products such as Frontline (some populations of fleas have developed resistance, nitenpyram (e.g., Capstar) which is given orally, and the relatively new collar Seresto that lasts for 8 months. Please continue our conversation if you wish.

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