When I first noticed Staples hobbling to her bed, it was around 8 pm. And it wasn’t possible to reach out to the regular vet office since they close by 6 pm. That day when I consulted an online vet, it was no less than a blessing to have a professional to talk to at that hour.
Vet Can Decide If The Situation Is Urgent Or Not
It’s possible that your pet has a minor condition that can be treated with home remedies or habit and lifestyle change. In those cases, it may not be necessary to take your dog or cat to the clinic after all. Also, if you describe the pet history, conditions, and symptoms, the vet can decide whether the problem is an urgent one that needs medical attention.
In this way, online diagnosis can save a lot of your time and money, especially if the condition is easily treatable at home.
Low Cost And Less Stressful For Pets
Traveling to the vet clinic is no pleasant experience for dogs and cats alike. Pets undergo stress while traveling and during examinations and often need to be pacified with treats. Staples doesn’t mind traveling, but she knows when we are going to the vet clinic and tries her best to wriggle out of my reach.
So, if the treatment or suggestions for minor problems can be provided online, I’d opt for that. Also, once you try it, you’ll find that online consultation fees are much less than clinics. You get a licensed professional’s consultation at a reasonable cost without even leaving your home.