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The Ask The Cat Doctor Talk Radio show was designed to be a place where you can call in LIVE with your cat questions! Or, you can submit a question to be read and answered live on the air using a dedicated form. However, our show is temporarily postponed. We will issue announcements when the live broadcasts are to resume.

In the meantime, all questions need to be asked by contacting whiskerDocs.

If you have questions about your cat or dog, you can join and call in to whiskerDocs, a 24/7 ask-a-vet hotline, where myself or my colleagues are happy to take your calls and assist you in making the best decisions for your pet.

To reach the whiskerDocs team and join the family, call toll free 1-800-8-Pet-Vet (1-800-873-8838).

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I am also available for paid phone consultations and written second opinions. For more information about this service, please call my practice at (610) 449-2287. Please note that this number is for paying inquiries only. We cannot take calls for those not located in the Philadelphia region desiring a house call or those who are seeking free advice. Rates for these services are reasonable and will be discussed with you based on the information provided to our staff.

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