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Author Topic: Reminder: Always consult with your own veterinarian  (Read 2597 times)
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« on: September 15, 2009, 01:57:52 PM »

When trying to assist someone who is seeking help with their sick pet, it is perfectly appropriate to say something like, “My pet was doing A and B.  I took her to the vet, and she was diagnosed with Condition C.  The vet prescribed D and E.”  Or, “I have had good success using F to help my pet with constipation problems.”  Or, “I have been able to get my pet to take the medication the vet ordered by using Method G.”  It is great to share experience with others.

What is not appropriate for members of this forum is to diagnose a pet’s problem or recommend medications to another member.  These are matters for veterinary professionals only.

Furthermore, a pet parent in a difficult situation may be understandably confused when a great deal of information is thrown at them in a stressful situation.  This can have the effect of increasing the person’s stress level, which I am sure no one wants to do.

When dealing with an ill pet, always consult your own veterinarian.  Posts on this forum should never be substituted for qualified veterinary advice.

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