What Is Pawp's Pet Symptom Checker?

Need a professional opinion about your pet's health status? Use Pawp's Pet Symptom Checker to understand the level of concern for your pet.

Courtney Elliott

Updated January 05, 2023 • Published December 22, 2022

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What Is Pawp's Pet Symptom Checker?

Being a pet parent has many rewards, but it can be confusing and stressful when you have an inkling that your pet is unwell and don't know how to help them.

Pawp's Pet Symptom Checker makes it easy to uncover possible causes for your pet's symptoms and helps you determine next steps. This can give pet parents peace of mind while they wait to chat with a vet or seek treatment for their furry friend.

What is Pawp's Symptom Checker?

Pawp's Symptom Checker is a free, powerful tool that helps pet parents understand the best next steps for their pet when they're feeling unwell or displaying odd behavior. The easy-to-use, intuitive questionnaire leads the tool to determine a level of concern—low, medium, or high—based on your answers about your pet's symptoms. You then have the option to chat with one of our Vet Pros about your pet's symptoms.

How does Pawp's Symptom Checker work?

To get started with our Pet Symptom Checker, start by adding your pet and information, such as name, breed, weight, gender, spay/neuter status. Select the animal you wish to check symptoms for.

You'll then be prompted to select from a list of symptoms that your cat or dog is experiencing. These include:

  • Stomach upset

  • Ear, eye, or mouth problems

  • Respiratory problems

  • Swelling or skin issues

  • Unexpected behavior

  • Wounds, bleeding, or poisoning

  • Urinary or genital issues

  • Other

Based on your selection(s) from above, you'll be asked additional questions that are relevant to your pet's symptoms to give the Vet Pros more information about your pet's health status. Once you've completed the questionnaire, you'll be prompted to enter your contact information so you can receive more information about your pet and the level of concern. This is when you'll have the option to talk with a Vet Pro.

If you choose to chat with a Vet Pro, your consultation will be with a Pawp veterinary professional who provides teletriage and advice. By law, our veterinary professionals cannot provide a diagnosis or a prescription, and virtual consultations do not substitute in-person veterinary care.

If you are a current Pawp member or choose to become one, you'll have access to these Vet Pros 24/7. Your care team is there for round-the-clock support with unlimited, on-demand visits by video or text, and you'll also get exclusive discounts on vet-approved products.

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