Veterinarians sometimes donate time to online sites and forums to allow people to ask about their dogs' health and care for free; some even run their own websites to give pet owners access to accurate information. Few vets have time to offer services offline for free.
Veterinarians who post online note that online consultation cannot replace a clinic visit, and they encourage pet owners with any concerns to see their animal's own doctor. However, they may answer questions on symptoms, odd behaviors, eating patterns and training needs. Sites like AskAVetQuestion.com and PetCoach.co host and archive such questions so that other owners with similar issues can find the answers later.