Yesterday I took my dog to a vet for his rabies shot and a general checkup. My dog has been pretty healthy, at least as far as I could tell, and I didn't expect any negatives. To my surprise, he tested positive for Lyme Disease. Lyme Disease, I was told, is mainly transferred by deer ticks and is pretty rampant in my area (and others also). My dog hasn't been in the woods or fields since I've owned him (about a year), so it's impossible to tell where he got it (it's a little scary for me too as I've been everywhere he's been). Further, he could have gotten infected last fall or even summer. Anyway, there's a vaccination for Lyme disease and some antibiotics to take. I found out that pills for dogs can be as expensive as for people, and since I was getting them straight from the vet, I expected I was paying full price. So I checked Pet Meds. Since I'm used to getting most dvds and other things cheaper online, my belief was that prices for drugs for pets would also be lower. To my surprise, not only was Pet Meds not cheaper, but on one drug, they were significantly higher. Is this normal? Why would this be? The drugs are pretty commonplace - Heartguard, Frontline, Doxycycline (for the Lyme Disease). I see no reason to buy from Pet Meds if I can't get better prices. How do they stay in existence?