Pawp is a membership program that offers dog owners access to veterinary professionals 24 hours per day, seven days per week, for only $24 a month. Members receive unlimited online veterinary visits, exclusive prices on prescription and over-the-counter medications, and a $3,000 emergency fund to cover unexpected, life-threatening accidents and illnesses. Veterinarians and licensed veterinary technicians (LVTs) advise on emergencies, health issues, nutrition, and behavior problems. A convenient, online visit versus a hands-on examination can solve many dog issues. Skip the anxiety-inducing trips to the veterinary clinic and avoid expensive exam fees.
Pawp’s experienced team includes veterinarians and LVTs with at least five years of veterinary clinic experience, but most have ten years or more. By law, Pawp’s veterinary professionals cannot diagnose or treat medical conditions or prescribe medications, but they can provide telehealth services that include the following:
- Teletriage — Teletriage involves assessing a dog’s health status based on their history, clinical signs, photographs, and videos. The assessment will determine if the dog needs an immediate referral to an in-person veterinary visit. The expert veterinary professional can determine the situation’s urgency but will not render a diagnosis or suggest treatment.
- Teleadvice — Teleadvice provides medical information, opinion, guidance, or recommendations not specific to a particular dog’s health, illness, or injury. Teleadvice is general advice not intended to diagnose, provide prognoses, treat, correct, change, alleviate, or prevent disease, illness, pain, deformity, defect, injury, or any other physical, dental, or mental condition.
Pawp’s telehealth services do not replace an existing relationship with your primary veterinarian but instead, offer support when your usual veterinary clinic is closed or fully booked or when you feel your dog doesn’t need an in-person visit.
Members receive the lowest prices for medications, including flea and tick preventives, skin and allergy medications, pain relief drugs, supplements, and more. Pawp also provides members exclusive access to over-the-counter and prescription products recommended by veterinary professionals and individualized to their dogs. You must have a prescription when purchasing prescription medications through Pawp.
Pawp’s emergency fund, which provides up to $3,000 annually toward a veterinary bill for a life-threatening veterinary emergency, is available to all members. A Pawp veterinary professional must confirm your dog is experiencing a life-threatening situation before you can access the fund. Unlike traditional dog insurance options, Pawp does not perform credit checks and does not exclude dogs based on age, breed, or pre-existing conditions.
One Pawp plan drawback: a live video call with a Pawp veterinary professional to visually assess your dog is required before you can access the emergency funds. Pawp can also deny coverage at their discretion. You must pay the $24 monthly fee whether or not you use their telehealth service.
Dog parents provide positive feedback after using Pawp. Check out the glowing reviews below:
- “We talk to Pawp veterinarians daily. Being able to ask a veterinarian a question 24 hours per day, seven day per week is such a blessing. So many costly things that would be ‘day of’ veterinary visits were solved with a five-minute conversation at home. They also completely covered our dog’s emergency surgery!”
- “I’ve used Pawp twice when I wasn’t sure if it was an emergency and I was facetiming with a veterinarian in less than a minute. It’s saved me spending on things that don’t need an urgent visit. When I did have a real emergency, I was able to go to the veterinarian of my choice.”
- “My boy had an emergency at 5 a.m., and I contacted Pawp to ask for advice and see if I should take him in. The veterinarian saw my dog’s symptoms and suggested that I take him in. Once he was evaluated, Pawp did not hesitate to pay the bill. Pawp is truly a lifesaver.”
Pawp’s round-the-clock access to veterinary advice provides dog owners with a useful option when their regular veterinarian is not available for consultation. The $3,000 emergency fund is a reliable safety net should your dog experience a life-threatening situation.
Information as of 6/30/22