Mixed, not + not - ... Time will tell.
In April I ordered Nexgard. No word for several weeks. CC was charged along with a 1% international transaction fee to an unspecified British bank.Phone line says Central Standard Time, so don;t know where the number originates. That said, it is non-functional with covid provided as the reason.
After emailing me that it was delayed and offering my money back by May 8. I replied that I would wait. Again I asked what was the delay and was told that their regular shippers were having problems and they were using an alternative shipper.
Next they provided the tracking number that began and ended with two letters, numbers in between. LG............GB The first two letters are the originating country. LG is the old Universal Postal Country code designation for Latvia (new UPC is "LV", but Latvia is free to use what code its postmaster general wishes. "GB" is of course Great Britain. They arrived in the Chester, England Royal Mail facility on May 12, and today, May 28 they were forwarded to a Royal Mail site. Presumably they were covid-delayed in British Customs.
Thus, my meds were manufactured somewhere--maybe South Africa???-- and shipped to Latvia, where they were individually packaged for trans-shipment to my address stateside. I think this has to do with distributor agreements--that US sellers require a prescription from a veterinarian. and the Nexgard company will only ship to USA to its authorized distributors. Parcels coming from GB are given much less scrutiny by the customs officials than would a parcel from Latvia or South Africa.
I am hoping the materials are genuine, that is why I said "time will tell."
My possible hesitation is that this is the same circuitous route used by those who sell counterfeit Viagra for a pennies a pop. See the video from Pfizer about it. Chems for Viagra are shipped from China to an intermediary company who then makes and sends pills to GB where they transship to a Caribbean country. There it is individually package and addressed, and then returned to a "friendly" country (GB) for shipment to USA.
I'm hoping the meds are legitimate, and this circuitous path is simply to avoid business agreements with distributors..