Name brand pet medications like Rimadyl or Heartgard are great ways to keep your pet healthy. But what you may not know is that many of these name brand medications have generic equivalents. Generic pet meds have the same active ingredients as their name brand equivalent, and they are almost always less expensive. You can choose to fill your name brand prescription with the generic alternative as long as the prescription does not say "Dispense as written."
Below are some of the top generic alternatives to the most popular pet medications on the market today.
Heartgard Plus for Dogs is a chewable tablet that protects your dog against heartworms and treats for roundworms and hookworms.
- Pyrantel pamoate
Generic Alternatives to Heartgard Plus for Dogs:
Rimadyl is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug that treats your dog for arthritic pain and inflammation.
Generic Alternatives to Rimadyl:
Soloxine is a synthetic hormone replacement for the thyroid hormone that treats hypothyroidism in dogs and cats.
Generic Alternatives to Soloxine:
Enacard can lower your pet’s blood pressure and help reduce the symptoms of congestive heart failures.
Generic Alternatives to Enacard:
Salix is a diuretic that can be used to treat pulmonary edema, kidney disease, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure and edema.
Generic Alternatives to Salix:
Atopica is a non-steroidal medication that treats your pet for dermatitis.
Generic Alternatives to Atopica:
This information is for informational purposes only and is not meant as a substitute for the professional advice of, or diagnosis or treatment by,your veterinarian with respect to your pet. It has, however, been verified by a licensed pharmacist for accuracy.