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My vet will not prescribe medication for my cat unless I bring the cat in for an examination

  • 1.  My vet will not prescribe medication for my cat unless I bring the cat in for an examination

    Posted 02-27-2019 15:43

    The veterinarian is doing the right thing according to New York's guidelines for veterinary practice, which you can find at http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/vetmed/vetpg5.htm.  Although the guidelines do not have the force of law, they represent best practices for veterinarians. See paragraphs 5.11 and 5.12.

    Not only is the veterinarian protecting her/his own professional reputation, but they are protecting your cat from taking medication that isn't advisable or optimal under the circumstances.



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    Tim Atkinson
    NYSVMS
    Albany
    518-869-7867
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