I'm so sorry I've been so bad about posting to this blog. I've been trying to find a good balance between my new writing position, Fur Everywhere, this blog, and other daily activities. I do plan on being better at posting here at least once a week. I want this blog to be a good place to find helpful information for cats and their humans. :)
I wanted to let you know of a great little money-saving tip.
Jewel takes Benazepril for her high blood pressure. She's on 1/4 of a 5mg. pill twice a day. Our wonderful veterinarian sells them for $30 per month's supply. I didn't think this price was bad.
A friend of mine wondered if Benazepril might be on one of the $4 generic lists some pharmacies have these days, so he helped me check that out.
We found that Walgreen's will sell us a month's supply of pills (15 in this case) for $15.
Next, we checked the King Soopers. They said they could sell us the medication for $4. I'm sure that some of the other stores that have the $4 generics could also do this, but we haven't checked any others. I don't know all of the pharmacies who do the $4 generics, but I know Wal-Mart and Target also have this program. If you know of other stores who participate, please let me know in the comments section, and I'll add them to the post.
The vet is nice to cut Jewel's pills into fourths for us, but if you can find your cat's medication cheaper like we did, you can get a pill cutter and cut the medication yourself at home. I got Jewel's pill cutter at King Soopers for approximately $4.50.
I hope this information is useful to some humans out there. It's always good to save green papers - that way you'll have more to spoil your fur baby with! :)
Jewel's enjoying her favorite fleece blanket.