Can you call a vet and ask for advice? You can’t get advice on anything. Veterinarians generally train their staff to be very good at taking phone calls and giving some “guidance” as to whether they should bring their pet in as an emergency or not.

Can I text a vet for advice? Pawp offers a 7-day trial for free that allows you to chat with a vet online. Any user can talk with an online vet 24/7 for free by either video or text through the Pawp app.

Can you call a vet and ask questions for free? There is no need to guess or worry about your pet’s health and behavior when you have access to the FREE PetIQ Veterinary Helpline. Call 1-800-775-4519 to speak with a dedicated veterinary professional who will listen to your concerns and provide you with the best options for your pet’s care.

Is PetMD a reliable source? PetMD is the last on our list of reputable dog sites because it’s simply not comprehensive enough in terms of the information it offers to pet owners.

Can you call a vet and ask for advice? – Additional Questions

Who owns Petmd?

Pet MD Brands is a subsidiary of Swedencare with offices in Odessa, FL and Wilmette, IL. With 16 employees, Pet MD® Brands sells products exclusively through online retailers, and

What is the best dog website?

8 Websites Every Dog Owner Should Bookmark
  • Bring Fido.
  • Dogster.
  • MSPCA Dog Website.
  • I Heart Dogs.
  • Barkbox.
  • Petco Dog Website.
  • Puppyhood By Purina. This website is a gem for new dog owners.
  • Dog Breed Info Center. The Dog Breed Info Center is set up to educate and inform dog owners via breed.

Why is prescription cat food prescription?

Myth #1: Prescription pet foods need a prescription because they’re just like medications. These foods are not like medications. While they’re all required to show research that supports one or more of their ingredients’ efficacy in the treatment of some condition or ailment, they are effectively nutraceuticals.

Why are some pet foods prescription only?

For example, depending on the disease, prescription pet foods can contain unusually high or unusually low amounts of protein. “So you want to keep a close eye on (the pet) and you want your veterinarian to have evaluated your pet and and made the decision that this prescription diet is appropriate,” she said.

Why do I need a prescription for Royal Canin?

Petco’s sales page for this Royal Canin Veterinary Diet clearly states a “prescription” is required. The Royal Canin website explains to pet owners this cat food is “formulated to help manage blood glucose” – a drug claim.

Does Royal Canin urinary so require a prescription?

This product requires veterinarian authorization. We’ll collect your pet and vet information to authorize this item before shipping.

Is there a substitute for Royal Canin urinary so?

Purina UR works similarly to Royal Canin, where it is designed to dilute the urine. The main difference between UR and Royal Canin is that UR has less sodium, more protein, and can be used for weight loss.

How long should dogs be on urinary food?

Urinary S/O is for the nutritional management of dogs with struvite or oxalate crystals and lower urinary tract disease. Feed Urinary S/O for 5 to 12 weeks for the dissolution of struvite stones and up to 6 months for the reduction of struvite stone recurrence.

Does Royal Canin urinary so dissolve stones?

A special food called S/D Diet® is made by Hills for the specific purpose of dissolving struvite stones. Royal Canin makes a stone dissolution diet called Urinary SO® and either diet can be used. The therapeutic diet must be the only food fed until the stone is dissolved.

What foods cause urinary crystals in dogs?

Foods high in magnesium, phosphorus, protein and calcium have been linked to stone formation. Veterinarians believe feeding your dog a food with restricted amounts of these minerals can assist in the dissolution of some types of stones that have formed in his urinary tract.

What foods cause kidney stones in dogs?

Dogs diagnosed with calcium oxalate stones should avoid calcium supplements unless specifically advised by your veterinarian. They should not be fed high oxalate foods such as nuts, rhubarb, beets, green beans, and spinach.

What is the best food for dogs with bladder stones?

The Best Dog Foods for Bladder Stones
  • Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Urinary SO Canned Dog Food.
  • Hill’s Prescription Diet c/d Multicare Urinary Care Chicken Flavor Dry Dog Food.
  • Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Renal Support D Canned Dog Food.
  • Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets UR Urinary Ox/St Canned Dog Food.

What foods to avoid if dog has bladder stones?

To decrease the chances of your dog developing bladder stones, you should avoid feeding foods that contain high levels of oxalate such as spinach, sweet potatoes, organ meat and brown rice. Instead, include foods with lower oxalate levels like apples (peeled), white rice and meats and fish in their diet.

Do carrots cause bladder stones in dogs?

One quarter to one half a cup of raw or cooked carrots added to your dog’s meal twice daily is also reasonable. Do not feed carrots to pets with a history of kidney or bladder stones, or to those prone to developing crystals in their urine. Carrots are high in oxalates and can cause the formation of stones.

Are bananas good for dogs with bladder stones?

The more vegetables in the diet, the more alkaline the urine. For dogs with bladder stones resulting from calcium oxalate crystals, give them alkaline vegetables such as: Apples. Bananas.

Is cheese bad for dogs?

While cheese can be safe to feed to your dog, there are some things to remember. Cheese is high in fat, and feeding too much to your dog regularly can cause weight gain and lead to obesity. Even more problematic, it could lead to pancreatitis, a serious and potentially fatal illness in dogs.

Does Purina UR dissolve stones?

While larger case numbers are needed, these results suggest that feeding Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets UR Urinary St/Ox can successfully dissolve cystoliths that are likely struvite and may lessen the risk of recurrence of struvite and calcium oxalate cystoliths.