PetCareRx is a website that offers variety and discounts for all of your pet needs. This website has a multitude of nutrition, medication, and goodies available for dogs and cats. With this website, you can really avoid needing to go to the pet store ever again! The site is user-friendly which makes it easy for anyone to shop with them. Whether your animal is young or old, PetCareRx can take care of their needs with ease.

What Is PetCareRx?

This website puts every product your veterinarian could ever provide you within one space. If you click on the "Dog" or "Cat" buttons, another menu opens with a variety of options. You can choose from pharmacy options, accessories, nutrition, grooming, and even training. They have top brands in their pharmacy such as Heartgard and K9 Advantix and also have medications that most pet owners cannot buy over-the-counter, like adequan and galliprant. There is also prescription food available in case a dog or cat has a sensitive stomach. The variety available to pet owners makes this site successful.

Product Specs  

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Everything on the website is organized so pet owners can find whatever they want as quickly as possible. Once you click on your animal, the website takes you to the pharmacy, which has sub-sections of different medications for different problems. Next to the pharmacy tab, there are easily accessible tabs where you can switch between other categories. Your cat may need thyroid medication and a new collar. They are both just a click away.

Price Ranges

You will want to become a PetPlus member

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You will want to become a PetPlus member when on this site. The PetPlus reward program is well worth your initial investment. As an incentive to join, you will receive an introductory offer on your first purchase. Also, members save twenty percent on supplies, treats, and food all year long. If you're not a part of the membership program, you can still enjoy discounted pricing. There are multiple coupon codes available. The coupon and the code to use during checkout are the first things you see when you pull up the website.

How It Compares

Compared to other websites, PetCareRx is more affordable than its competitors and still gives the same quality items. With the coupons they offer and their rewards program, you can get products for less than what you would find on other websites. Also, the website is arguably the most user-friendly website when compared to its competitors. The purchasing options are easy to locate and the check-out process is fast and easy.

We compared PetCareRx with the following competitor sites:

  • 1-800-PetMeds
  • Doctors Foster and Smith
  • PetSupermarket

PetCareRx

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Price

They offer valuable deals to both members and non-members. With or without a membership, customers will be saving a lot of money on a variety of products. PetPlus members can even receive a discount off of their first dog sitter. The PetPlus membership practically pays for itself.

Ease of Use

The website is both user-friendly and intuitive. By knowing what you need to purchase you can easily navigate the different menu options. You will not be bombarded with an overload of information. Your eyes will easily be directed to choose the type of pet or pet care you need. When you click on either "Cat" or "Dog" another menu will populate. The drop-down menus only become visible as you narrow down your search. This way you only have to read the information pertinent to your shopping needs. Being able to refine your searches makes the entire shopping experience enjoyable.

Selection of Pet Med Supplies

There is a variety of medication, food, and toys available for pet owners. In their pharmacy, there are over-the-counter brands and prescription medications you can order to get the best for your best friend. You will find both treatment and preventative med supplies. This website is unique because of the wide variety of options available. They even have a menu available for pet care such as grooming or training.

Quality of Products

The site has name brand medications, vitamins, accessories, and treats available for purchase. You could buy vitamins for your cat or implement a better dental health regime for your dog. You will have quality name brand choices to choose from in both medications and accessories. For example, Greenies are one treat they offer to help improve canine dental hygiene. Greenies are a well-known brand name company in the dog community. Frontline and Heartgard are two of the mainstream name brand medications they offer for dog and cat owners.

Warranty                                                                4-stars

You have up to 30 days to return items that do not meet your satisfaction. However, the website stipulates that certain limitations can apply. They list an easy 3-step process to follow when making a return. The first step is contacting the company via email or phone (provided on site). The second step is returning the unwanted items. The third and final step is obtaining your warranty by following the directions available at the web link below.

Pros

  • Easy-to-navigate website
  • Rewards program
  • Prescription drugs
  • Over-the-counter drugs
  • Not strictly pharmacy (sells toys, accessories, kennels, and grooming products)

Cons

  • No warranty
  • Consumer pays for shipping (unless part of rewards)
  • Only dogs and cats

1-800-PetMeds

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1-800-PetMeds is an online pharmacy for dogs and cats. They are known as "America's largest pet pharmacy" and their popularity has allowed them to open a shelter and rescue called 1-800-PetMeds Cares, which donates over-the-counter medications to shelters around the country. 1-800-PetMeds also has an affiliate program which has up to fifteen percent commission on over-the-counter drugs.

Price

The price will vary a lot depending on the pet product you need. However, when compared to other websites they come in just a little higher. Without a membership option you end up paying a little more for the heartworm medications. What you could get for the membership fee will now cost you the same amount on this website. However, they have an easy to find 20% off discount code like PetCareRx. They can apply the code to orders for certain amounts.                                

Ease of Use

The headings on 1-800-PetMed's webpage are all different categories of medication. However, there is also a "dog" tab and a "cat" tab with links to all the same categories underneath. It seems redundant. The "supplies" tab also seemed like an endless list. It is not as intuitive as the PetCareRx website. It is easy to get lost while trying to navigate the website. Also, the website has less cute photos on the homepage which gives it a more clinical feel. Rather than being self-intuitive you will have to fumble around to find what you're looking for.

Selection of Pet Med Supplies

1-800-PetMeds has the medication and the supplies necessary to take care of your pet. They have pharmaceuticals for everything from flea and tick to daily vitamins to infections; and the selection of products comes at a wide variety.

Quality of Products

They have over-the-counter brands in high demand and they also have prescription medication that needs to be authorized by a veterinarian. No matter the product, 1-800-PetMeds will have what your pet needs. The products are name brand like Trifexis and HeartGard. They offer accessories like harness's or pet beds. They do not have services available for grooming or training.

Warranty

1-800-PetMeds does not offer any warranty for their website. However, it says they will refund your purchase if you are not completely satisfied. They have a 100% money-back guarantee that lists a variety of reasons for the return. You can even return an item because your pet decided they did not like it! All of their products are both FDA and EPA approved.

Pros

  • Free shipping for purchases over forty-nine dollars
  • Affiliates' program
  • Emailing list
  • Variety in pharmaceuticals

Cons

  • Only for dogs and cats
  • Redundant website
  • No services for grooming
  • The website can be difficult to navigate

Drs. Foster and Smith


Foster and Smith

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Drs. Foster and Smith offer resources to care for dogs, cats, fish, birds, and rodents. They have their own food brand, called Drs. Foster and Smith and give their pet owners 24/7 access to a veterinarian with PetCoach. Drs. Foster and Smith also has a "sale" section where they list the coupons available by each animal. Along with the sale section there is a "clearance" section, which shows valuable markdowns. This website provides a high level of quality and selection a lot like PetCareRx does.

Price

They do not have a membership for you to save money. However, they do update different clearance and sale items. You can end up saving a lot of money if the product you need is on the clearance menu. In addition, they offer free shipping. Most other pet med websites only offer free shipping if you are spending a specific amount.  Drs. Foster and Smith offer free shipping for orders that are amounting to a particular amount.

Ease of Use

The pharmacy tab is easy to find and lists all the medications by category. To find supplies for your pet, you can also hover the mouse over your animal category and Drs. Foster and Smith will give you a drop-down menu with options for supplies, food, and housing. This can be very convenient because you will not have to keep clicking back and forth on separate web pages. They would have 5 stars but some text labeling the products is in a small gray font, making it hard to read.

Selection of Pet Med Supplies

Drs. Foster and Smith have a wide variety of medications available in their pharmacy. You will want to take your time as you navigate all the different medication options. They have a search bar at the top of the page where you can type in the exact product you need. They have an in-depth, thorough collection of pet care medications for a large variety of pets.

Quality of Products  

Drs. Foster and Smith give you the best quality for an affordable price. They offer top-of-the-line name brand products for more than just dogs. They have pet needs for dogs, cats, fish, birds, and other small animals. They use name brands like Frontline, Heart Guard, Greenies, and more. They even have a special dog food that their veterinarians created themselves.

Warranty

Drs. Foster and Smith do not have a website-wide warranty. To return something it has to be within sixty days and the shipping fee. This is not as convenient as the return policy for PetCareRx. If your dog gets heartworms taking their heartworm preventative measures, Drs. Foster and Smith will pay your dog's medical bills. They will also waive the shipping fee if the order is being returned because of their error.

Pros

  • Free shipping on orders over nineteen dollars
  • Emailing list
  • Pharmaceuticals available for dogs, cats, birds, fish, and rodents
  • Clearance section
  • Sixty-day return policy (compared to thirty-day). 
  • PetCoach

Cons

  • Pay shipping fee to return
  • Ads on the website

PetSupermarket

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This website provides the consumer with an enjoyable experience right away. The home page has comical animal photos and clearly labeled shopping selections. This website is all-inclusive and can serve your pet care needs no matter what they are. You will have a wide variety of pet care needs to choose from with valuable discounts. They offer pet care for dogs, cats, fish, ferrets, mice, and more.

Price

You can join their VIP frequent buyer program to rake in the savings. You can qualify as a VIP frequent buyer in many different ways. One way to qualify is to buy 11 or more bags of the same dog food. If all bags are the same brand, price, and size then you will get the 11th bag for free. You will also be able to participate in special customer contests only available to VIP frequent buyers.

Ease of Use

The website can seem overwhelming at first. They have so many products for a wide variety of animals. However, if you know what you are looking for, your eyes will quickly find the section you need. Before you can choose the pet you are shopping for, you must first click on the "shop" tab. Once you know this tip, the website is easy to navigate. Once you select the "shop" tab, you can select the pet care you are looking for. This website also has the large colored font labels making it easy to read the product prices and descriptions.

Selection of Pet Med Supplies

PetSupermarket is exactly what it sounds like: a supermarket. They are not a pharmacy. There will be over-the-counter drugs, but nothing needing a prescription is available online. This website is more suitable for purchasing items you could get at your local pet store. You will get discounted prices and be able to shop conveniently from your home.

Quality of Products 

The products they offer are both name brand and popular. They allow all type of pet owners to choose from name brands that are easily recognized. For example, if you are purchasing dog food you can choose from names like "Hill's Science Diet" and "Blue Buffalo". They also offer quality toys made by reputable companies like "Chuck it".

Warranty 

PetSupermarket does not have a warranty system. However, if you return the item within 30 days you can receive a refund.

Pros

  • 24-hour shipping
  • Training for kids
  • Serves a wide variety of animals

Cons

  • No warranty
  • Difficult website
  • No pharmacy

Conclusion

PetCareRx is a magnificent website to buy both prescription and over-the-counter medications from. It had the best organization of all the websites and overall best options. It tied with Drs. Foster and Smith for the best website in this review. However, if they treated more animals than just dogs and cats, it would have had more points. Overall, the website gets a 4.5-star rating from us.

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