PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Leading pet specialty retailer, PetSmart, today announced the introduction of PetSmart Pharmacy, a new online-only pharmacy that offers convenient ordering and autofill for hundreds of prescriptions, Over The Counter (OTC) medications and veterinary diet prescription pet food, combined with a home delivery service. PetSmart Pharmacy aims to provide easier, more affordable options for pet parents to care for their pet’s total health and wellness.
The growth of medication spending on pets combined with online shopping puts the PetSmart Pharmacy at the forefront of two important trends. In 2015, market research firm Packaged Facts projected the pet medication market would be a more than $10 billion industry by 2018, while its 2016 National Pet Owner survey found that 46 percent of pet owners buy pet products online, up from 41 percent in 2015.
“We strive to be the trusted partner to pet parents and our online PetSmart Pharmacy is a natural extension as we look to provide the right products and services along with convenient options to meet pet parents’ needs,” said Ivy Chin, divisional senior vice president, digital.
During the online ordering process at PetSmart.com, pet parents simply enter information about their pet and veterinarian into the user-friendly PetSmart Pharmacy online form. From there, fully licensed and pharmacy-certified PetSmart pharmacists coordinate with the veterinarian. Once validated, prescriptions are filled and the products are shipped directly to the pet parents’ homes. An optional auto-ship feature enables automatic scheduled refills of medications or veterinary diet formula food.
The convenient PetSmart Pharmacy user experience makes it simple for pet parents to find exactly what they need, filtering their searches by pet type, product category, brand name, price, in-store or online availability, and a product rating system with one to five stars.
Popular medication brands
In collaboration with pet parents’ veterinarians, PetSmart Pharmacy gives pet parents a wide variety of options to treat common health challenges such as allergies, anxiety, arthritis, heartworm, seizure and diabetes, as well as rare ailments. Brand name and generic prescription and OTC medications include popular pet brands such as Bravecto, Trifexis, Carprofen, Sentinel and Vetmedin. PetSmart Pharmacy will not offer pet opiates as part of its product offering.
Customers can choose from today’s most popular options for the prevention of cough, flu and distemper.
Flea & Tick
A full range of convenient, effective collars, as well as topical and oral treatments, are available to keep pets protected.
Top veterinary diet formulas
Science-based dry food, wet food and treats are available from top pet brands such as Hills, Royal Canin and ProPlan. Products can also be searched by health considerations (such as urinary, skin, digestive, weight issues, etc.), life stage, flavor, and grain-free or natural foods.
PetSmart, Inc. is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. At PetSmart, we love pets, and we believe pets make us better people. Every day with every connection, PetSmart’s passionate associates help bring pet parents closer to their pets so they, together, can live more fulfilled lives. This vision impacts everything we do for our customers, the way we support our associates and how we give back to our communities. We employ approximately 55,000 associates, operate more than 1,500 pet stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, as well as more than 200 in-store PetSmart® PetsHotel® dog and cat boarding facilities. PetSmart provides a broad range of competitively priced pet food and products, as well as pet-focused services such as dog training, pet grooming, pet boarding, PetSmart® Doggie Day Camp® and pet adoption. PetSmart, together with non-profits PetSmart Charities® and PetSmart Charities™ of Canada, invite more than 3,500 animal welfare organizations to bring adoptable pets into stores so they have the best chance possible of finding a forever home. Through this in-store adoption program and other signature events, PetSmart has facilitated more than 7.6 million adoptions – more than any other brick-and-mortar organization. The company’s portfolio of digital resources for pet parents includes PetSmart.com, OnlyNaturalPet.com, petMD.com, Pawculture.com, AllPaws, an online pet adoption platform that helps potential pet parents find the perfect pet to adopt based on their home, family and lifestyle, as well as BlogPaws, the world’s first pet blogger and influencer network. Through these digital platforms, PetSmart offers the most comprehensive online pet supplies and pet care information in the U.S. In celebration of its 30th anniversary, PetSmart launched its Buy a Bag, Give a Meal™ program in March 2017. For every bag of cat or dog food purchased March 1 – Dec. 31, 2017, PetSmart will donate a meal to pets in need and expects to donate more than 60 million meals in 2017*. In May 2017, PetSmart acquired Chewy.com, a leading online retailer of pet food and products in the U.S., which operates as an independent subsidiary.
Turn your passion for pets into a career you’ll love! Visit careers.petsmart.com to learn more about corporate, retail store, and Distribution Center opportunities.
*Ends 12/31/17. 5 oz. dog food, 1.5 oz. cat food donated to PetSmart Charities to feed dogs and cats in need. See details at petsmart.com/giveameal. The actual number of meals donated is based on dog and cat food bags sold. The meal donation estimate is based on historic sales for similar time periods. No guaranteed amount. Rescue Bank and Feeding America will help distribute a large portion of the pet food donation in the U.S., while four large animal welfare agencies will distribute it in Canada.