As health care costs continue to rise, it is estimated that Americans spend $230 billion annually on prescription medications alone. An additional $7 billion is spent annually on medications for pets. Now there’s a way for you to receive special offers on these types of prescription medications while helping to raise funds for the ASPCA.
The ASPCA is partnering with Paramount Rx, a full service prescription benefits manager focused on consumer driven healthcare, and Health Savings Access, an affinity marketing company serving the healthcare community, to offer the Save a Pet Rx and Help a Pet Rx prescription card programs, which feature special offers on prescription medications for you and your pets.
The Save a Pet Rx card  can be used the next time your pet needs a prescription filled and is accepted at more than 54,000 national, regional and community locations. The Help a Pet Rx card  is also accepted at more than 54,000 retail locations nationwide and can be used when you need to fill a prescription for yourself or a family member.
For each purchase, the ASPCA will receive $1.25 to support neglected and abandoned animals, effective until June 2014. To participate in the program, simply present either card at any participating pharmacy, along with a copy of the prescription. You can visit the links above to learn more about the program, including available medications and participating drug and grocery store pharmacies.
The ASPCA cares about the safety and well-being of your pets. Keep in mind that some human, prescription and over the counter medications, such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen, can be toxic for your pets. Remember to check with your veterinarian first before giving your pet any medications. A list of some of the medications most commonly found as being poisonous to pets  are also listed on our website.