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My dog has kennel cough and I need a script. My vet is

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My dog has kennel cough and I need a script. My vet is closed. Cam you assist?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 10 months ago.


That would be impossible for any vet.

By State law, in eveyr state, a vet must establish a patient-client-doctor relationship before prescribing any mediation or giving a written prescription.
So, an examination is the only way to get appropriate antibiotic theray.

Just for a moment...imagine a doctor gave you a medication without doing a exam, and something bad happened!
You would be fully in your right to file a lawsuit against the doctor for malpractice.

Very sorry to hear about the upper respiratory infection. There are usually a few vets open on Sunday or one or two emergency clinics.

Dr. Andy