Our lab is 4 years old and has had a urinary problem since birth. When he sleeps or rests, he drips urine. He has gone for xrays and ultrasound and the vet says everything looks good. Would you be willing to subscripe Proin chewable tablets for him at a reasonable price? I have been out of work for two years and can't afford the expense of a local vet.
Thank you for your help.
Dr. Marie replied:
Hi there and thanks for your question. It does sound like Proin (propalin) tablets may be helpful for your boy.
However, I am unable to prescribe medication unless I have done a physical exam and started a file on an animal. No vet will be able to prescribe medication online.
You could try talking to your vet about whether he or she would be willing to write a prescription that you can fill online. You can sometimes get prescription medications for less expensive online.
However, if you haven't seen your vet recently they will need to do a physical exam on Tucker before being able to prescribe the medication.
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