Pet medications are expensive. In 2015, Americans spent more than $15 billion on veterinary care, and another $15 billion on supplements and non-prescription medications for pets. Unlike people, pets don’t qualify for Medicare, Medicaid or any other government assistance.

Fortunately, GoodRx can help make pet meds more affordable:

1. Easy ways to save on pet-only prescriptions.

For pet meds that can’t be used on humans (flea and tick treatments, heartworm prevention, pet supplements) you can compare prices from major online pet pharmacies. Every pharmacy we list is licensed, US-based, and certified by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy to advertise prices and fill prescriptions online.

To find prices, search for your pet’s prescription on, choose the dosage and quantity, and pick your pharmacy. You’ll see current prices—and costs may be lower than your vet’s office.

2. Shop around for “human” pet medications.

Antibiotics, eye drops, even antidepressants—these can be used for both pets and humans. If your vet has told you to fill your pet’s prescription at your local pharmacy, you need to check GoodRx first.

Since most pets are uninsured, you’ll be forced to pay extremely high retail prices for pet medications that you fill at a local pharmacy. These prices can be 5 – 10 times higher than you’d expect.

GoodRx provides discounts and prices for your pet medications. Search for your pet’s prescription on to find the lowest price in your area.

One thing to keep in mind: some retail chains may not accept discounts for pet prescriptions. Any GoodRx coupon that won’t work for your pet will have a note at the bottom—if you find one of these, please let us know at, and we’ll send you a coupon that will work for you!