What do I do if my pet is sick?
whiskerDocs is presently offering 25% off all interactions and memberships to help support you and your furry family members during this time. Our mission is to help you determine if a visit is necessary, help you locate a veterinarian if needed, and possibly even provide ways for you to stabilize your pet during a quarantine.
To redeem your offer, enter the code COV19 at checkout on any product on our plans page.
Can whiskerDocs provide treatment for my sick pet?
whiskerDocs is a telehealth solution, meaning that we are able to provide veterinary guidance and education. That said, in response to the pandemic, many state veterinary boards are loosening their regulations regarding what we are allowed to do without having examined your pet.
These regulations are changing daily, and we are keeping track of where we are legally allowed to intervene and provide treatment. For a state-by-state review of current veterinary practice laws, please see the AAVSB website.
How can I support telemedicine in pets?
If your state currently does not allow for telemedicine in it's veterinary practice acts (see this site), please write to your governor urging them to include the remote establishment of a "veterinary-client-patient-relationship (VCPR)" to allow whiskerDocs the ability to help your pet during this difficult time, from the safety of your own home.
Will I be able to visit my veterinarian if needed?
Most states are considering veterinary practices to be essential services during the pandemic. This means that most hospitals will remain open in some capacity.
Some states, however, are limiting office hours or have reduced services to only those provided by emergency (or 24-hour) practices. Please contact your primary veterinarian for more information on how they are responding to their state's regulations.
If you do not yet have a primary veterinarian and need help locating one, please contact us or visit Vet Locator.
Should I be concerned about going to the vet?
Due to a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), whiskerDocs is encouraging pet parents to speak with a veterinarian or technician by phone or chat prior to making a veterinary appointment to help determine if it is truly necessary at this time. Doing so will not only reduce the use of this critical equipment, but help to ensure that you are your furry friends are not unnecessarily exposed to close contact with veterinary staff.
To speak with whiskerDocs, enter the code COV19 at checkout to receive 25% off any service on our plans page.