These days pets are considered to be members of the family. We spoil them with birthday parties, presents, and all manner of toys and treats to keep them happy. But, when money is tight, people look to cut costs wherever they can, and costs of medical care for pets is not immune. So frequently clients ask me about if they can save money by getting generic drugs or filling prescriptions online.
Drugs that contain the same active ingredient as a brand name medication are known as generics. These products become available after a pharmaceutical company loses their patent protection on the specific drug molecule. Since the necessary clinical testing that is so important for new drugs does not need to be repeated for generics, these medications are sold at a much lower cost.