Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Publix shows caring side for animals

It's rare to find a business that offers free stuff for pets without a catch or sales pitch to go along with it. That's why I have to tell you about something Publix (yes, the grocery store chain) is doing for pets.

Under a program that went into effect last summer, Publix offers a free prescription program for one of seven oral antibiotics. Pets are reaping the benefits too. When veterinarians prescribe one of the drugs, consumers can take the prescription to Publix where they can get a 14-day supply of one of seven medications, including Amoxicillin; Cephalexin, generic of Keslex; Penicillin VK; Ciprofloxacin (excluding Ciprofloxacin XR); Ampicillin; Erythromycin (excluding Ery-Tab), and Sulfamethoxazole/Trimethoprim (SMZ-TMP).

An official from CVS Pharmacy said they too have a program where they provide certain antibiotic drugs for people or pets at no charge.

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