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Expert:  Dr. B. replied 9 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today.

 

Now if the product in question was a prescription medication, then the internet veterinarian, pharmacy, or pharmaceutical company would require the client to submit a prescription from a local veterinary surgeon who has examined animal and prescribing this product (assuming the internet vet would not be examining the animal directly). This prescription would make selling this product legal.

 

Now in regards XXXXX XXXXX these are rarely prescription medications. Therefore, they can be sold via the internet or over the counter legally in these countries. So, in regards XXXXX XXXXX specific question, it would be legal for a vet to sell the supplements the choose to sell within the practice in the EU. Furthermore, if that veterinary practice runs an online shop, then these would be legal to sell.

 

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Customer: replied 9 months ago.

Thank you , Can you tell me is this the same situation for the USA also .


 

Expert:  Dr. B. replied 9 months ago.
You are very welcome.

The situation is the same for both prescription v.s. non-prescription supplements in the US. Just for your interest, HERE is a popular US based veterinary website that sells a wide range of supplements as well as veterinary products to the public via the internet.

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Expert:  Dr. B. replied 9 months ago.
Hi Kevin,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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