My cat has been having some issues recently and I used ask MyPetDoc to find out about it. MyPetDoc is interactive and asks questions about the issues. I didn't have to repeat myself, it understood everything I said and provided some common reasons why my cat could be having issues. MyPetDoc knows a handful of skills and I'm sure it's working on more. I requested a call from a vet, and the operator called within maybe 5 minutes. She connected me to the veterinarian, and we spent 15 minutes talking about my cat's issues.
Note that the veterinarian cannot prescribe medicine or officially diagnose, but offers suggestions and ask questions. She gave me a run down of what she would do if we were in the office, for example, blood work, check fecal sample, and then possibly some trial and error until kitty is feeling better. She could possibly need some meds too! She also told me some of my ideas were not the best approach, so that was great. I definitely appreciated being able to talk to someone. You can hit up the internet and read articles, but you don't know if they've been written by an actual vet or someone with knowledge.
I would recommend ask MyPetDoc if you're in a situation where talking one-on-one with a vet would be beneficial, but you're unable/unsure if a vet visit in person is needed. The $25 fee is cheaper than a $100+ vet visit.
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