The CKD website has great information on this topic but it is difficult to keep all information current as prices and sources change.
TO ALL CANADIANS WHO HAVE HAD GOOD EXPERIENCES WITH VETS WITH [or willing to gain] KNOWLEDGE OF CKD OR RELATED CONDITIONS, PLEASE CONSIDER EMAILING THE DETAILS TO ME FOR INCLUSION IN MY LIST SO THAT OTHERS CAN BENEFIT:
- First stop for all manner of things including pet supplies which are made in Canada: https://madeinca.ca/category/pets/
- First stop for CKD-related supplies: http://felinecrf.org/cheap_supplies_canada.htm
- Omega oil: https://www.bncpet.ca/
- Awesome dishes sold by a B.C. company although it looks like they’ve branched out the manufacturing: https://www.classycatdishes.com/
- Injectable B12 does not require a prescription in Canada and can be obtained at any pharmacy.
- Pepcid AC, Zantac 75, Restoralax can all be obtained at any store with a pharmacy without a prescription.
- Most prescription medications can be obtained at any pharmacy [with a prescription] including Shoppers’, Costco, etc. and will be cheaper going that route than from the vet.
- ‘Specialized’ foods [ie/ Hills K/D] can be obtained from any vet clinic without a prescription. Most vet clinics will also allow you to return any unused cans/bags. Ditto Fortiflora.
- The Stevens Group operates out of B.C. and has a branch in Brampton and sells fluid supplies including fluid bags, Terumo needles, giving sets, etc.
Needles and giving sets also here:
[Prices for some of the above are included on the felinecrf.org site linked above.]
- More types of gel caps than you knew existed can be ordered from this Ottawa company: https://www.capella-enterprises.com/
- This online prescription pet medication company is operated by the Ontario College of Pharmacists: https://www.petsdrugmart.ca/
Also options are:
https://www.universalpetmeds.ca/ [This one has an address in Toronto but provides no information as to who runs it and/or what their credentials are.]
- Xenex labs sells aluminum hydroxide powder: https://www.xenexlabs.com/?s=aluminum+hydroxide&post_type=product
- Online ‘health’ stores that sell various vitamins/supplements [including Canadian ones]:
- “Proudly Canadian” pouches of various dehydrated proteins including chicken hearts: http://thisandthatcanineco.com/product/dehydrated-pouches/
- Products that aren’t Canadian but that can be shipped from the States most easily off Amazon.ca:
- Most all Thriving Pets products including subQ supplies, Clinicare RF, aluminum hydroxide but not prescription medications: http://www.thrivingpets.com/
- most i-Herb products
- Jarrow’s B-Right/Thorne B Complex/Thorne Methylcobalamin B12/Webber Naturals Methylcobalamin B12/Amino Bplex/Amino B&K
- Insulin from an online Canadian pharmacy: https://rxcanada4less.com/insulin.html
- Canadian foods:
Open Farm: https://openfarmpet.com/
[I can’t vouch for the credibility of most especially the pharmaceutical companies. The information above is a compilation of my own experiences and what’s been gathered from group members who were happy with using the various options listed above.]
[Thanks to all who’ve contributed over the years whether you know it or not and especially recent in response to my request for more. But special thanks to Sandra for encouraging me and helping with the fine-tuning!] Oh, and –
And go Raptors/Jays/all Canadian hockey teams! After all, we the North!
Rekha – 07/19