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First of all, thank you. We're thrilled that you would want to share one of our articles. Please read our policy on sharing and if you have questions you can contact us at

Can I republish one of your articles on my website?

Well yes....but with one major restriction. If you would like to republish an article from you must implement a rel-canonical tag. What this tag does is tell Google that the article originated on

It is not enough to just credit us with a link.

How to use a rel-canonical tag:

Somewhere on your website in between the <head> and </head> tags, place this code:

<link rel="canonical" href=""/>

You would replace "" with the url of the article that you would like to republish.

Why do we require a canonical tag?

Duplication of articles is not healthy for either site. If you have duplicated articles on your site, you are at risk for a Google Panda problem. If Panda affects your site then your rankings in Google will drop dramatically. Usually, Google is pretty good at figuring out who the original owner of the site is, but not always. By implementing a rel-canonical tag, you can easily tell Google that AskAVetQuestion is the original owner and neither our site nor yours will be punished for content duplication.

What if I don't have access to the code to be able to insert a canonical tag?

Unfortunately, if you are not able to add a rel-canonical tag, then we do not allow republication. However, it is recommended that you use the method described below.

Recommended method for sharing our articles:

The best way to share an article on is to write an article about our article! Here is a great example of a site that liked one of our articles and wanted to share it with their readers in a way that honors our site and doesn't risk getting penalized for duplicate content:

Similarly, you are welcome to quote a small section of our article and then link to the rest of the article.

Can I print your article and share it with others?

Yes! We are thrilled to have you share our articles with people offline.

Can I include your article in our email newsletter?

Yes, you are welcome to share our article in your email newsletter. Please include a note that the article is not allowed to be published on the web. Or, if you would like, you can link to this page for instructions on sharing for those of your readers who would like to share.

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Dr. MarieDr. Marie is a veterinarian who practices in a busy animal hospital in Ottawa, Ontario. She created Ask A Vet Question as a resource for good, accurate veterinary advice online. Dr. Marie treats dogs, cats, hamsters, guinea pigs, and rats. She has been a vet since 1999.

Is an online vet visit just as good as a trip to your veterinarian? No! But, many times, asking an online veterinarian a question can help save you money. While Dr. Marie can't officially diagnose your pet or prescribe medications, she can often advise you on whether a vet visit is necessary. You can also ask Dr. Marie for a second opinion on your pet's condition.