09-25-2017, 08:31 PM
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| | that slippery slope...
Anyone can say, "this worked for my pet...", & go on to explain what combo of meds / diet / baths, whatever it was, helped Ur dog, cat,
ferret, _____ . That's personal experience. // It might be X meds prescribed by a specialist, or a long-established OTC that needs no scrip, or a supplement added to their diet.
I can also say, "That LOOKS LIKE what my dog's [body part] looked like, when s/he had ________ ." That's opinion - which also isn't impersonating a Dr.
It's when i say, THAT IS ________ , & "U need to ________ .", that things get tricky. If it's just bog-standard 1st-Aid, no problem - but if i diagnose a slipping patella from a video, i dam*ed well better have a DVM.
U can always say, "it looks like it might be ______ ." // In this case, i have no idea what Ur poor dog has - but it looks either painful or itchy, & in any case, i'd see my vet, toot sweet.
Hope it's something easy to fix,