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    [US] Walmart.com's New Online Pet Pharmacy & Future Vet Clinics

    Walmart Now Delivers Pet Meds Straight to Your (Doggie) Door and More Paw-sitive News
    Walmart Newsroom, May 7, 2019

    Pet owners know that pets deserve the very best when it comes to their health. They also know first-hand that caring for a pet can be expensive. Millennial dog owners, for example, spend up to $1,285 a year on their furry friends, with the majority of spend going towards vet care and vaccinations, food and supplies.

    We’re about to bring that cost down. Today, we’re announcing three ways we’re making it easier than ever to access quality pet care at great prices, including introducing our first online pet pharmacy for prescription medications; offering a more wholesome assortment of pet foods; and expanding in-store veterinary clinics.

    Your Pet Medications, No Fetching Required
    Customers can now purchase prescription pet medications at WalmartPetRx.com and have them delivered right to their doors. Walmart Pet Rx offers low cost pet prescriptions for dogs, cats, horses and livestock from over 300 trusted brands to treat conditions like flea and tick, heartworm, allergy, arthritis and more.

    By working directly with veterinarians to receive and fill prescriptions, we’re able to save busy pet parents time, which could mean another walk around the block for Cooper. And with Walmart’s low prices and free two-day shipping on orders over $35, we’re able to save them money, too. Make that another walk around the block for Cooper and a new collar for Whiskers.

    For those who prefer to fill their pet prescriptions in Walmart stores, later this month we’ll stock our 4,500+ pharmacies with the top 30 most requested pet meds, which means getting your pet’s prescription same-day...

    More Options for Pet Nutrition

    More and more, customers are caring for their furry friends the same way they care for themselves, opting for more organic and grain-free food options and giving their pet vitamins and supplements. In response, we’ve expanded our pet assortment online with more than 100 new pet brands over the last year, including more premium and health-conscious brands like Blue Buffalo*, Greenies*, and Hill’s Science Diet. We’ve also developed more premium and “free-from” options with our private label brands, Pure Balance*, Golden Rewards* and Vibrant Life*, which offer premium ingredients, like farm-raised chicken, at three-fourths the price.

    The Doctor is in: Veterinary Care Available in Store
    With 68% of US households owning a pet2 and 90% of Americans living within 10 miles of a Walmart store, we’re expanding in-store retail veterinary clinics, starting with nine new clinics in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in late May and June. With plans to reach 100 veterinary clinics over the next 12 months, these clinics offer affordable, high quality and convenient services to save customers as much as 40 to 60 percent on vaccines and minor illness packages and exams.

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    Re: [US] Walmart.com's New Online Pet Pharmacy & Future Vet Clinics

    Already found two dental-care products that are at least a few dollars cheaper than the same products at Amazon.com and Chewy.com.

    How much (if any) you save depends if WalmartPetRx is able to sell it cheaper than the manufacturer's retail price.

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    Re: [US] Walmart.com's New Online Pet Pharmacy & Future Vet Clinics

    The vet clinics that work through Walmart have super-cheap prices, e.g.

    $10 for a wellness exam

    $49 for a UTI package (not including cost of Rx)

    $49 for a skin/allergy package (not including cost of Rx)

    $55 Basic Bloodwork

    $90 Senior Bloodwork (half the cost of some vets; cheapest I have seen before is $130)

    Clinic locator: Find A Vet Clinic | Veterinary Services Exams | VetIQ Petcare

    States include Arkansas (home of Walmart Corporate), Oregon, North Carolina, Michigan, Oklahoma, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Texas (coming soon)

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    Re: [US] Walmart.com's New Online Pet Pharmacy & Future Vet Clinics

    I'm not sure I'd trust Walmart for veterinarian services. How do you feel about that, @Daniel?

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    Re: [US] Walmart.com's New Online Pet Pharmacy &am p;a m p; Future Vet Clinics

    Now that you mention it, I see the vet techs at some Walmart-associated clinics are not given much ongoing training and are given minimal work hours:

    https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Vetiq-Petcare/reviews

    In contrast, some of the techs at one local animal hospital have been there as long as the building. The vets there also offer free follow up visits, so little things like that add up to save money.

    And the problem with less than full-service vets is the possibility of instant pet owner anxiety since they can't do certain tests or imaging to rule out something serious.

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    Re: [US] Walmart.com's New Online Pet Pharmacy & Future Vet Clinics

    Walmart PetRx is actually run by a partner pet pharmacy, Allivet Pharmacy, in Miami Lakes, Florida. I called them today to switch an autoshipment of a brand name of meloxicam (Metacam for my senior dog's arthritis) to a generic.

    They were extremely nice on the phone, and I felt like I was on a vacation to Miami hearing the Hispanic-accented English

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