Get help for your furbabies even while on quarantine
The Enhanced Community Quarantine has made it difficult for pet owners to take care of their furbabies’ needs— from their overall health and well-being to grooming, buying their food, and even going to the vet. And while a few veterinary clinics are open, they mostly operate on a skeletal force and can only handle emergencies.
Thankfully, veterinarian Cissy Ramos of Vets in Practice is here to help. Just recently, she set up a Facebook group called “Pet First Aid” to provide free vet consultation online.
A 2016 graduate in Veterinary medicine from De La Salle Araneta University, Ramos says that offering free consultation will not only help pet owners, but it will also let her be productive during the quarantine.
Together with fellow veterinarians Karina Bernert and Harick Chua, Ramos has been answering question after question from worried pet owners. While this does not replace a face-to-face consultation (they said so themselves when you join their group), it will do for now. Plus, that way, you can determine if the trip to the vet despite the quarantine is really necessary, and stay away from dangerous home remedies that may harm your pet.
Common Health Concerns
To date, the page has over 2,500 members, and this has been keeping Ramos and her team busy. According to Ramos, the most common health concerns include diarrhea, vomiting, and skin issues. As for those with more severe cases like seizures or going into labor, she recommends taking the pets to the nearest clinic.
“We usually take a history of the pets so we get a clearer picture of what may be causing the problems but I always express that since we have limited interaction with the pets, our medical advice may be limited as well. We do not give out prescriptions online,” she added in an interview with the Philippine Daily Inquirer.
The link to the group can be found here.
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