Americans as a whole love their pets. They just adore them. Pet ownership has always been high in the United States but interestingly, the number of households with pets has tripled from 67 million in the 1970s to over 164 million in 2012. The American Pet Products Association reports that Americans spend more than $50 billion every year on their pets buying food, toys, accessories, leashes, and other products. Today, more than 83 million dogs and 96 million cats have a home in the U.S.
Veterinary care is also something homeowners put a lot of money into. However, with many pet owners having busy schedules, it can be difficult to set up an appointment with a vet. Vets recommend that pets younger than eight years old should have a check-up at least once a year. Pets older than 8 should go to the vet at least twice a year (of course, it depends on the kind of pet). Pet wellness is obviously always on the mind of the millions of dedicated pet owners in the U.S. but nowadays, it’s getting harder and harder to keep up.
That is why online veterinarian services are so useful and increasingly popular with pet owners across the country. Veterinary telemedicine is quick and easy to set up. All a pet owner needs is a computer with a web camera (and most computers nowadays come with one). A web veterinarian can take a look at the pet and diagnose it online. Some services are also capable of prescribing medication and other medical treatments. With online vet services, veterinary advice has never been more convenient or as accessible to the average American pet owner.
Virtual veterinary services may change how we treat our fuzzy loved ones for good. For more information about veterinary advice online, feel free to leave a comment or question at the bottom.Share This : by