For now, Pawp Membership with Flea & Tick Protection is available in prescription form in New York, New Jersey, Michigan, and Virginia. All other states are eligible for Flea & Tick Protection via our Over-The-Counter (OTC) plan.
What’s so special about these four states?
The Short Answer: New York, New Jersey, Michigan, and Virginia allow for services like Pawp Membership with Flea & Tick Protection (Rx).
The Long Answer: By and large, individual states control how they regulate online pet telehealth and similar services. Some states feature specific legislation that allows for these services to establish veterinarian-client-patient relationship (VCPR) for things like preventative care. This allows services like us to prescribe preventative medications and deliver them to your doorstep!
On the other hand, a majority of states feature very vague regulations on these services, and some outright ban them today. We expect state regulations to open up and match the human telemedicine experience in the coming months and years, but we’re limited by each state’s regulations!