In 2016 it was believed that approximately 11 million UK households

In 2016 it was believed that approximately 11 million UK households – that’s 40 per cent of the total – have a pet. This is according to a study conducted on behalf of the UK Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association. So that’s about 8.5 million dogs, 8 million cats and several million other furry, and not so furry, friends like hamsters, rabbits, guinea pigs and reptiles. That’s a lot of animals who all need to be pampered, cared for and treated if they get sick. That’s also a lot of trips to the vet. However, there are a number of reliable online pharmacies for pets which offer a range of benefits to you and your pet and can supply a fantastic range of general pet care products too.

We’ve put together five of the top benefits to you and your pet of using an online pharmacy for all your pet needs.

Reduced Stress

If you’ve ever tried getting a cat in a cat basket to take it to the vet when it really doesn’t want to go, you will be relieved to learn there is an alternative. It’s not just cats either: most other animals don’t like being transported to unfamiliar places, so being able to order online pet supplies or medicines without the need for a trip to the vet means less stress for you and, more importantly, less stress for the animal. And if your animal requires a repeat prescription, this can be ordered simply and easily online.

If your animal is unwell, you should always take it to the vet to get advice and for treatment, but if you need a flea treatment or a worming tablet, then why not order it online and save yourself and your pet any unnecessary stress and worry?

Added Convenience

Veterinary surgeries usually have standard opening hours, and the large pet superstores may be closed in the evening when it’s the most convenient time for you to shop. Online pet pharmacies are open 24/7, giving you the flexibility to place an order at a time to suit you, whether that’s on your iPhone on your way to work or on your laptop after supper. You can also have it delivered to your door or arrange to make use of a delivery service locker so that you can collect it at a time to suit you. You can make use of an overnight delivery service too so that you don’t have to wait long for the prescription or other pet sundries to arrive.

Saving Money

If you have a prescription from your vet for a particular medicine, it may be cheaper for you to order the medicine from an online pet pharmacy. The pharmacy will want to see the prescription before despatching the medicine to you, but this can all be done online. It is easy to do a price comparison on both medicines and pet products in general to ensure that you are getting the best deal for you and your pet. Many online pharmacies also offer incentives and discounts to loyal customers, and very often delivery is free.

Great Choice

Online pet pharmacies offer a wide range of products for all of your pet needs. Whether it’s hypoallergenic food for a dog with special dietary needs or a hamster wheel or new dog collar, online pharmacies such as can supply everything you need.

Great Customer Service

Online pet pharmacies are there to ensure that you and your pet get the best service possible, and so all staff are helpful and knowledgeable, allowing you get to the correct product for your animal’s needs. They will also know how important it is that your pet gets the product it needs as quickly as possible, and so your order will be expedited quickly and efficiently.

We’ve talked about the benefits of using an online pharmacy for pets such as domestic animals like cats and dogs, but what about if you are a farmer or a smallholder who keeps sheep, cows, goats, pigs and chickens? An online pharmacy stocks medicines for these farm animals too, from treating worms and fluke in sheep to providing a tonic for your domestic flock of chickens. If you are treating a large number of animals at any one time, using an online pharmacy really can save you a lot of time and money.

So whatever animals you share your life with, using an online pharmacy for pets makes sense in so many ways and should even save you money too.