The internet has a wealth of information available for all to access. However not all of this information is accurate and can be taken out of context. Due to these factors it is important to let your pet’s veterinarian make a diagnosis for your pet. Gaining a baseline of knowledge from online research can be helpful but making your own diagnosis and treatment plan can be dangerous and cause more harm than good. It is also important to understand that veterinary laws are the same as laws regulating human medicine; they prohibit the sale of prescription medication without a proper doctor-patient relationship and doctor made diagnosis.