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Cost of metronomics
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10 May 2013
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29 May 2013 - 11:24 pm
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Can anyone share an online pharmacy where they may have found the cytoxan and/or piroxicam? I'm sure my vet will give me a prescription, he has heard me talk about all the costs thus far. I've done some research just through google, but I know there are very experienced pawrents on this site! Also, what about palladia? My vet has recommended this as well.

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On the recommendation of another member, I get Libby's cyclophosphamide from Diamondback Drugs.  I have been happy with their cost and service.  I think I pay about $37 including shipping, for a 30 day supply.  I get her Rimadyl from PetMeds.  Both are so much cheaper than my vet can offer them.  Hope this helps. :)

Liberty (Libby) was diagnosed with OSA on 1-22-13.  Right front amputation on 1-31-13. No IV Chemo. Metronomic Therapy started 2-19-13 along with supplements and some home cooking. Lungs clear until 1-06-14.  She's still her happy, hoppy, bossy self.  Living the dog life to the fullest and a proud Winter Warrior. :) RIP my Libby 4-21-03 to 3-19-14

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30 May 2013 - 9:32 am
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I had to have Scout's cyclophosphamide compounded because of the dose she needed. I think it was about $50 for one month's supply. She also did Palladia. I work for a vet, so I got mine at cost. A three month supply for Scout was $325. She did cyclophosphamide on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays; and Palladia on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

She was a ~42 lb. sheltie mix and the above numbers reflect costs for her particular dosages. Obviously, with large or giant breeds the cost will be higher.

Good luck! I'm rooting for you guys!!

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We use Diamond back drugs for our Metronomics.  I know when we asked about Padailla for a dog Sassy's size which is 125 pounds it was $1100 plus then there is also monitoring that needs to be done with that.  So that added another $ 300.00 into the cost.  We just couldnt afford that.  So we are using the metronomics total for her to drugs including shipping is $ 97.62 a month. 


Michelle & Sassy


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As you research pharmacies you might want to check out this article that Jackson's Mom wrote recently:

"Know Where Your Pet Meds Come From"

Another ongoing discussion that might help:

"Costs of Amputation and Chemotherapy: What Did You Pay?"

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Thank you everyone! This is a good start.

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National Pet Pharmacy is Vet-VIPPS accredited, an important NABP certification to consider when purchasing pet meds online.

Don't miss Jerry's list of helpful links about metronomics too!

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene | | |

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