My Dog is on Metacam for arthritis, it keeps him comfortable and I confine his 'work' to a gentle stalk into a high seat (that he then waits under) and then a sedate trot to the carcase or more usually back to the car; it keeps him stimulated and provides easy non-strenuous exercise. We all know our dogs well and I am convinced that this is good for him.
Anyway, I just called my Vet for a repeat prescription as usual and out of curiosity asked for the price which is £47.56 for 100 ml. Because I'm a little bored, I thought I would look it up on line through the site where I buy his Drontal and Frontline - I was stunned to find that their price is £14.90 (no postage).
Now I understand my Vet practice has premises, overheads and vet salaries to pay, but even so, if BestPet make money at £14.90 and I assume they must do, how can a Vet possibly charge £47.56? I asked the lady on the phone who waffled randomly. Apparently for me to buy it on line would require a prescription, which they will write for £8.80, tbh I could give a toss about the money I just hate to be gouged.
Am I Victor Meldrew incarnate or is this justifiable, if so how?
Would appreciate opinions