require veterinarians to provide prescriptions to pet owners (but it doesn’t happen regularly and is very difficult to enforce) 17 states
require veterinarians to release the prescription to pet owners upon request 31 states
have no prescription release
Common Practices that take Value Away from Pet Owners
Vets sometimes require prescription release fees
Reduces pet owner’s ability to save $$$
Vets sometimes require pet owners to sign a liability waiver for buying meds at other licensed pharmacies
The Fairness to Pet Owners Act is a Congressional bill that will benefit pet owners by giving access to affordable medication for their pets. Pet owners will be allowed to choose where to fill their pet’s prescription, just like humans do for their own prescriptions.