The Internet provides various sites that allow users to ask a veterinarian questions for free, such as Just Answer, Web DVM and Vet Live. These are just a few of the locations available for obtaining expert advice regarding pet care.Continue Reading
Websites offering veterinarian advice use varied methods to answer questions. Certain websites - including Web DVM, Just Answer and Vet Live - offer several vets online at any given time that are in line to answer a question as soon as it is posted. Some questions require a waiting period of up to 24 hours for an e-mail response, while others provide a real-time one-on-one chat experience for visitors of the site.
Initial chat sessions are usually free of charge. Certain sites - such as Vet Live - charge for online consultations and second opinions after completed research, files and images are published.
Using the Internet to obtain information about a pet is a great way to retrieve answers quickly, but it should not be used in place of a real veterinarian check-up. If a pet is sick and medication is needed, take the pet into the vet's office for an examination. This is the most recommended way to seek immediate attention during an emergency.Learn more about Veterinary Health
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