Pet Supplies Plus has officially expanded its offerings to include prescription pet medications and food. Available online, this expanded array of products allows Pet Supplies Plus to continue to meet evolving pet owner needs, according company officials.
Pet Supplies Plus will offer Hill’s Prescription Diet, Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets, flea and tick treatments, heartworm medications and more, with brand name and generic prescription options available. By working with Vetsource, a pet health company that provides innovative pharmacy, technology and business services and one of the only major pharmacies that partners closely with veterinarians, Pet Supplies Plus is helping ensure pet owners and their pets remain under the supervision of their veterinarian and receive the care and products they need, officials said.
“Our team, which is filled with animal lovers, understands firsthand how pets truly become a member of each family. Providing online ordering of prescription medications and food is just another way we’re enhancing our offerings for each and every pet,” said Chris Rowland, CEO of Pet Supplies Plus, which has headquarters in Livonia, Mich. “Our neighbors already know they can trust us to provide quality food, treats, toys, beds and everything else necessary for pets, but now we can take that a step further and really help put pet owners in touch with specially formulated prescription diets, medication and more to keep their furry friends safe and healthy.”
Prescription orders placed online through Pet Supplies Plus are routed to the pet’s veterinarian for electronic processing through Vetsource.
“Since Vetsource was founded, we’ve remained steadfast in our commitment to supporting veterinary practices with tools and technology that make their lives easier and ultimately help them focus on providing quality pet care,” said Kurt Green, president and CEO of Vetsource, based in Portland, Ore. “By enabling electronic approval of prescription orders placed through Pet Supplies Plus, we’re able to ensure veterinarians have visibility into whether pet owners are receiving the prescription products their pets need and adhering to therapy recommendations.’
As a fully licensed pharmacy in all 50 states, Vetsource acquires medications safely and directly from pharmaceutical companies, officials said. Each prescription passes through industry-leading safety checks conducted by Vetsource’s pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, all of whom are trained in veterinary pharmacology. This provides an unparalleled level of expertise and ensures neighbors receive prescription products that are safe and appropriate for their pets, officials added.
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