Attention Pet Owners


Pet Medication

Do you own any pets? Do any of those pets require medication?

When it comes to pet medications and how super expensive they can be, I know all about it.

Our cat Velcro has Diabetes. He requires insulin shots twice a day, every day. I also have to check his blood sugar levels with a glucometer. The insulin is not that pricey (compared to other things), it’s the syringes that add up. He uses 60 every 30 days. You can’t reuse them.

Velcro’s Diabetes is cheap compared to our other cat, Bella, and her severe asthma and heart condition.

There is nothing that can be done right now for her heart. She has three leaky valves. There is really nothing anyone can do but luckily it shouldn’t cause anymore health issues.

Bella’s severe asthma is very costly. She requires steroid pills for her seasonal allergies (approx. $75 for 100 pills). She also has to take a daily inhaler (Flovent) at a cost of $214 and an emergency inhaler (Albuteral) which costs me around $60. I give them to her through a cat nebulizer called an AeroKat.



I won’t even mention the THOUSANDS we’ve spent in the past two years on vet bills, emergency vet visits and tests.

I’m not kidding when I say I blog to pay for my pets. It’s true! Most of the money I earn from my blog pays for my pet’s vet bills and medications. I wish I could do more fun things with the money but at least I do have a way of paying for them. Without my blog we couldn’t afford the vet bills and medications. 🙁

Did you know that Rite Aid can help you save up 15% on pet medications? Unfortunately it’s only currently available in a few states – VA, NC, CT, DE, IN, MD, NH, OR, PA and RI. I hope they set up something for New York soon.

In addition to being able to save money you can also earn 25 wellness+ points for every pet medication prescription that is filled. You can turn the wellness+ points into great rewards such as gift certificates, magazine subscriptions, gym membership, health screening and more.

All you need to do is sign up through Rite Aid’s RX Savings Program and have your veterinarian write down your pet’s medications (prescriptions) and bring it in to your local Rite Aid pharmacy.

To learn more and to find a list of all the Rite Aid locations where Pet Meds are available and what meds are available here: Rite Aid Pet Meds.

Do you have a pet who requires medication? Feel free to share your thoughts.



*I was not compensated for this post. I posted this for the benefit of my site readers and their pets. Any opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.

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About Kimberly

Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.


  1. That’s really cheap. I took my dog to the vet when he’s sick and he has to be confined. It costs me a lot. It’s a good thing that you have that to cut costs. Don’t know if it is available here though.

  2. sandy weinstein says:

    i have my heart guard made up for my 2 younger girls, b/c i dont like to give the worming meds every mo. i go to a pharmacy that only does meds for pets and humans, a compounding pharmacy.