Just another way for them to make $$... My mom ordered Cocoa's heart worm pills from 1800petmeds and our vet wouldn't fax the prescription to petmeds, so my mom ended up having to buy them from the vet. I agree with Marlene, next time you need something, I would get a written Rx so that you can get whatever you need for less somewhere else. My mom also said that at our vet's, they have a sign saying it will cost $10 for them to give you a written Rx. Not sure if your vet will do the same. But in the end it would cost less to pay $10 to get a written Rx, than pay way more for the meds. I guess they have to make their extra money somewhere.. Seems a bit rediculous though, doesn't it??