Pet Medications & Prescriptions: Information You Should Know
We have a full-service pharmacy right on the premises. You may contact our pharmacy directly by
phone at (718) 832-3899 when the
office is open or anytime, day or night, on the Internet at animalkindpharmacy.com, via
email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by fax at
(718) 832-3904. By purchasing medications directly from Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital you
can be sure you are getting authentic medications from a supplier that knows your pet and will back
up your purchase in the unlikely event of a problem.
With so many different products, brands, sizes, and dosages, it can sometimes be confusing to
get the right medication for your pet. Our staff is committed to taking the time to ensure that you
go home with the right product for your special pet. Animal Kind’s knowledgeable staff is happy to
guide you to the most effective way to administer all kinds of medications.
Because we keep careful records of your purchases and refills from our on-site pharmacy, you can
be assured of product consistency and availability. It is our goal to ensure that your pet’s
prescription refill requests are handled in a timely manner, so that no gaps occur in your pet’s
Nutritional formulas for kittens and puppies and area treatments and shampoos for fleas and
ticks, along with oral health care products and special diets for cats and dogs, are also available
for your convenience.
Are You Saving Money on Pet Medication by Purchasing From an Online Pharmacy?
We want you to know that some television advertisements from online pet pharmacies are
misleading. One would expect from their ads that purchasing medications through them would save
you significant amounts of money. The same medications purchased here cost the same as or just a
little more. Although unlikely, should your pet have a poor reaction to the heartworm or flea and
tick preventatives we sell you, Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital will stand behind these products
and you will not be charged for any veterinary expenses that might result.
As of April 19, 2006, a law went into effect that effectively combats prescription fraud, an
ever-increasing problem that has driven up health care costs and threatens the safety of New
York’s citizens by diverting drugs from legitimate medical use. The new law, section 21 of the
Public Health Law, requires that all prescriptions written in New York for both controlled and
noncontrolled substances be issued on an official New York State prescription form.
Because of this new law, we are no longer permitted to use a fax-back form that the online
pharmacies send us. We must write a prescription on a New York State prescription form. These
prescription forms are on secure paper that when faxed or copied, the word “VOID” appears printed
on it. We are willing to provide you with a written prescription, which you could then send to
them if you prefer.
Purchasing Pet Medications Online: Buyer Beware.
Beware of counterfeit medications that are sold online. If the price sounds too good to be true
or requires no prescription, it may not be the authentic medication. Visit the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
website for more information regarding online pet medication pharmacies.