You might already know that the Costco Pharmacy is a great place for members and non-members alike to get good deals on prescription medication. But Costco’s pharmacy also provides a wide range of pet prescriptions.
If you live near a Costco Warehouse location, you can request that your pet prescriptions be sent to the Costco Pharmacy directly from your veterinarian. If you tell your vet that you’re a Costco member, you might even receive additional discounts on the price of your pet’s meds.
This is because Costco offers special low rates on pet prescriptions to assist members without pet insurance.
Visit Costco’s Pet Prescriptions page here to learn all about the pet medications sold at Costco and how to buy them.
Pet Prescriptions Available At Costco
Costco Pharmacy offers over sixty different pet prescriptions for a wide range of health concerns.
The following is an exhaustive list of the pet prescriptions currently available through Costco Pharmacy:
Advantage Multi Cat
Advantage Multi Dog
Atopica for Cats
Bravecto for Cats
Pet prescriptions at Costco vary in price depending on brand, quantity, etc. However, customers have reported that pet prescription prices at Costco Pharmacy are often significantly less expensive than from other sources, sometimes saving customers as much as $20 per prescription.
How To Get Pet Prescriptions At Costco
There are two ways to get a pet prescription filled at Costco.
First, if you already have an active prescription for your pet’s medication, you can simply bring a hard copy of the prescription to your local Costco Pharmacy to have it filled. Just make sure that the prescription is active and has not expired.
If you need to have a new prescription filled, follow these steps:
- Visit your veterinarian to receive recommendations and an official prescription for your pet’s medication
- Let the vet know that you are a Costco member and that you’d like to have your prescription sent to the nearest Costco Pharmacy
- Your vet will either fax the prescription directly to Costco or provide you with a written prescription to take to the pharmacy yourself
Despite being a members-only store in most cases, anyone can purchase prescriptions from the Costco Pharmacy regardless of membership status.
Refill Pet Prescriptions
To have an existing pet prescription refilled at the Costco Pharmacy…
- Bring a written copy of your prescription to any Costco Pharmacy location (make sure you prescription is up to date)
- Give the prescription to the pharmacist and wait for your prescription to be filled
- When your prescription is ready, you can complete your payment as usual and leave with your pet’s medications
Does Costco Canada fill pet prescriptions?
This is unclear. Costco Canada unfortunately does not provide any information online about a pet prescription policy. If you live in Canada, try contacting your local Costco directly to find out.
Can you order a pet prescription at Costco online?
No. While you can purchase certain over-the-counter pet health products on Costco.com, all pet medication prescriptions must be delivered or sent directly to a Costco Pharmacy location in person or from a veterinarian’s office.
Will Costco contact your veterinarian while refilling your pet prescription?
Not usually. Unless there is an issue with your prescription, the Costco Pharmacy is not likely to contact your veterinarian directly.
How long are written pet prescriptions good for?
This depends. Your pet’s prescription will likely specify how many times it can be refilled before it is no longer valid. If no duration or refill amount is specified, most written prescriptions are considered expired after six months.
Does Costco accept GoodRx for pets?
Yes. Costco Pharmacy accepts GoodRx coupons.