Question about medication

My cat Baby, who is 18 years, just had a physical. She’s in good health except she is blind from high blood pressure which is now controlled with meds. Her back legs seem to be painful from arthritis and the vet prescribed prednisolone 2.5 mg every other day. It has definitely helped. My problem is obtaining this med. No pharmacies carry it and my vet wants $62 for 20 pills. I can order from 1800petmeds but I am leery about buying online. Do you think they are a reputable source? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you for listening.


Answer from Dr. Gaylord Brown:
Prednisolone has been difficult to obtain lately and cost has been high due to demand. 1800petmeds is extremely reputable and I have personally sent prescriptions for clients to this service. They are quite convenient in that the medication is delivered directly to your door. A tip to get cost down is to request the veterinarian to write the script for 5 mg. tablets and get a pill splitter to cut the pills in half.



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