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Hy-Vee expands pet medication services

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- All Hy-Vee pharmacies throughout the company's eight-state region can now fill pet-specific medications. While Hy-Vee stores have been filling pet medications such as antibiotics and allergy medications for many years, th...

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WEST DES MOINES, Iowa - All Hy-Vee pharmacies throughout the company’s eight-state region can now fill pet-specific medications.

While Hy-Vee stores have been filling pet medications such as antibiotics and allergy medications for many years, this new service has been expanded to include flea and tick medications, heartworm, NSAIDs and hundreds of other pet medications at affordable prices.

According to the American Pet Products Association, approximately 65 percent of households in the United States own a pet. Hy-Vee’s expansion in the pet prescription area is another way the grocery chain is helping customers save time and money.

“This unique, value-added service is the latest way Hy-Vee is making life a little easier and more convenient for our customers,” said Kristin Williams, Hy-Vee’s senior vice president of pharmacy operations. “Now our customers can pick up their pet’s medications while picking up their own medications or groceries for the week.”

To participate, customers simply need to ask their veterinarian for a prescription for their pet and then bring it to Hy-Vee to be filled, similar to how a doctor prescribes medication for a person.

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Customers are able to automatically fill their pets’ prescriptions through Hy-Vee’s Repeat Refill program. Additionally, delivery and drive-thru pharmacy service is available as well as mobile notifications where customers are able to track the status of their prescription with the Hy-Vee mobile app.

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