The FDA has an educational page available to give some guidelines for online drug purchasing.
Problems arise due to the fact that the internet is not regulated in any way. Drugs can come from other countries, be repackaged out-of-date products or even watered-down products that are then sold for a profit back to the United States. Also, the actual handling of the medications is unknown when ordering over the internet.
Some drugs are very susceptible to heat, cold or rough handling that could make them ineffective.
We have personal relationships with each or our suppliers and enjoy overnight delivery on many products after they are ordered, decreasing the chances of any problems due to handling or unknown markets.
For those still wishing to purchase online, we write prescriptions for medications that can be used at any licensed pet pharmacy. Use the FDA website to educate yourself on those factors that can increase the degree of confidence in the online pharmacy and decrease the chances of a negative experience.