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Chewy introduces compounded pet drugs

The new pharmacy service could lead to closer ties with veterinarians, the company says.

Chewy introduces compounded pet drugs

Online retailer Chewy has added compounded medications to its catalog of prescription drugs sold directly to pet owners.

“By making these types of medications more widely available, we want to better serve pet parents who need a customized solution in an otherwise limited marketplace,” said Mita Malhotra, the company’s vice president of healthcare.

Chewy, whose sale of pet products of all kinds ballooned to $1.7 billion in the second quarter of 2020, started its pharmacy service two years ago.

The company signaled an interest in broadening its relationship with veterinarians.

“In the future, the company plans to expand its offering to veterinarians who can utilize the service to provide compounded medication options to their in-clinic customers,” Chewy stated.

The retailer in October unveiled another veterinary service, Connect With a Vet, which provides autoship customers in 37 states with free, live online advice.


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