It’s no secret that Americans love, love, love their pets. Pet ownership in the United States has skyrocketed since the 1970s. During that decade, there were approximately 67 million households that had pets. By 2012, that number nearly tripled to 164 million. According to the American Pet Products Association, Americans during that same year spent more than $50 billion on their pets by buying food, toys, cleaning supplies, and other things our friendly critters love — and need.
Of course, another thing that pet owners spend a lot of money on is veterinary care. Veterinarians recommend that pets younger than seven should see a vet at least once a year. Pets older than seven should see a vet at least twice a year. Regardless of how often, it is essential for a pet’s owner to take it to the vet for checkups and emergencies.
Still, sometimes it is very difficult for pet owners to set up an appointment with a vet, especially if they live far away from the nearest vet office. Luckily, there are other options for pet owners that want to take their pets to the vet but don’t necessarily have the resources to do so. Online veterinary care is ideal for pet owners who know how to use the Internet effectively. Veterinary advice can be given online through websites and mobile apps. All you need is a computer or mobile phone with a webcam (which are nearly standard nowadays). Sit your pet in front of the screen and a professional veterinarian can examine and even diagnose your pet. Virtual veterinarian services are incredibly easy and effective to use. Veterinary telemedicine is changing the way how veterinary care is done.
Whether your pet has to see a vet quickly or if it just needs a simple check up, online veterinary services provide the solution for an owner’s needs.