Walmart Wants to Be Your Go-To Source for Pet Care

Walmart found another way to keep our furry friends (and our wallets) happy.

Let’s face it, caring for our pets isn’t always cheap or easy. Fortunately, one of America’s most well-known retailers wants to change this. At the beginning of the month, Walmart announced the launch of their online pet pharmacy,, along with plans to add dozens more in-store veterinary clinics.

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How does the pet pharmacy work?

Owners can simply order prescription pet meds online and have them delivered right to their homes. The retailer works directly with veterinarians to receive and fill prescriptions for dogs, cats, horses and even livestock from over 300 trusted brands. That should make it easy to get flea and tick medications!

Walmart also offers free two-day shipping on orders over $35, which means less time at the store and more time spent with your fur babies! Your nearest Walmart may offer grocery delivery, too.

Can I purchase other items for my pet online?

Yes! Walmart has added more than 100 new pet food brands over the last year, including more organic and grain-free options. Pet vitamins and supplements are also available. Since pet parents spend more money on food than any other pet product, why not take advantage of Walmart’s low prices for your furry friend’s chow? Or, opt to make healthy dog food using basic ingredients you have at home.

What will be offered at the in-store clinics and when will they be open?

The Walmart vet clinics will offer high-quality and affordable vaccines, minor illness packages and other routine exams, and promises to save customers as much as 60%. Right now there are 21 in-store vet clinics, with plans to expand to 100 over the next year.

Walmart also has plans to stock their pharmacies with the top 30 most requested pet meds for those who would prefer to fill their pet prescriptions in person as opposed to online.

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Stephanie Harte
Stephanie Harte is a Milwaukee-based writer, specializing in the performing arts as the Wisconsin editor and digital content manager for Footlights. Along with Footlights, Harte's work has appeared in the Shepherd Express, Milwaukee Magazine and the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service. Harte graduated from Marquette University in 2017 with a bachelor's degree in journalism and minor in digital media. During her time at Marquette, she served as excutive arts and entertainment editor for Marquette Wire and editor in chief for the Marquette Journal.