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10/25/2022

Albertsons Companies Lends a Hand to Pet Parents

Pet parents will now be able to have their animal's prescription filled at the grocer's banner store pharmacies.
Zachary Russell
Associate Editor
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Albertsons Companies’ shoppers will now be able to have their pet’s prescriptions filled at their local banner store pharmacy while paying less than they would at the vet.

Available at more than 1,700 pharmacies nationwide, the grocery retailer will now carry a variety of affordable pet medications including OTC tick, flea and heartworm preventatives. Pet medications are available for shipping and delivery and will soon be available via mail order.

Customers can also purchase the Pet Health Savings Card, which can help save nearly 80 percent off the monthly cost of pet medications. As an added perk, when customers transfer a pet prescription to an Albertsons Cos. pharmacy, they will receive up to $75 in grocery gift cards after filling their fifth prescription.

“Nearly 30% of pet owners are grappling with the rising costs of pet ownership amid inflation* and most consumers don’t realize that our pharmacies offer prescriptions and over-the-counter medications for people and pets,” said Omer Gajial, chief digital officer and EVP of health at Albertsons Cos. “Whether it’s delivering medication to their home, offering additional discounts through our Pet Health Savings Card, or partnering with innovative companies to provide convenient veterinary care, our commitment to our customers’ health and well-being applies to every family member, including the four-legged kind."

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To pair with the pharmacy expansion, Albertsons Cos. is launching two pet health service programs in Texas and California to help make routine veterinary care more accessible to pet owners. In Texas, Penny Paws mobile vaccine clinic visits towns throughout the state of Texas to offer communities low-cost, basic healthcare such as vaccinations, heartworm testing, heartworm prevention and microchipping. Currently, 15 Albertsons and Tom Thumb stores across the Dallas Fort-Worth metroplex host Penny Paws to provide neighbors with low-cost exams and vaccinations for dogs and cats.

In California, Fuzzy offers unlimited access to a team of veterinarians who are available via video or virtual chat 24/7 to address common pet concerns such as digestion, dental hygiene, stress management and prescription medication. Launching exclusively this month at all California Safeway, Albertsons, Vons and Pavilions stores, loyalty members can sign up for an annual Fuzzy household membership at a reduced rate of $59 for the entire pet family. Additionally, customers who sign up for Fuzzy using the grocer’s loyalty app will receive a $10 monthly credit that can be used to buy any pet care or food item in participating banner stores for up to one year.