Telemedicine for humans has seen massive success in recent years, especially after the pandemic. The same goes for vet care, as providing quality healthcare to the pets is also necessary for all the pet parents. There are more than 20 million households in India having a pet. The pandemic saw an increase in the adoption rates of pets to a massive 40%, as people wanted companions when they had to stay at home. These statistics clearly show the need for a robust system of online vet consultations, which will only keep increasing as people have started coming back to the offices.
In order to save the many hours that can go into taking your pet to the vet's clinic, you can easily talk to them regarding the health issues being faced by your pet. When there is no need for a physical examination or an emergency, in those times, choosing the online consultation calls makes the best sense, both for the pet as well as the pet parent.
Your pets are an integral part of your life, and taking care of them on all levels is part of the promise you make to yourself when you adopt a pet. But, in today's busy lives, there are times when we are not able to commit to ourselves even and keep postponing many things. In such situations, when your pet starts to feel unwell, you begin to feel uneasiness as well. To look into the matter, veterinary services should be taken from certified veterinarians, who can give the correct guidance and treatment options for your furry friends.
Taking online veterinary consultations is the best way to start the diagnosis and the treatment plan for your pet. You can also take online consultations regarding other dietary and behavioral issues being faced by your pets. All of this can be done by booking an online appointment with a trained veterinarian with DocVita.
The most significant advantage of taking virtual veterinary consultation is that you can get the help needed from anywhere. All you will need is a device and a strong internet connection, and those are enough for you to start asking the right questions related to the health of your pet. The non-emergency and general health questions which you might be curious to know about when your pet doesn't seem like their playful self can quickly be answered by online consultations.
Some of the significant pros of taking virtual vet care are given below:
Let us see what issues can be solved when you consider taking an online veterinary consultation:
The initial triage can begin- Teletriage is that specific area where the services of vets can be taken to ascertain whether there is an emergency or not. What do symptoms such as diarrhea or vomiting mean in the case of your pet, can be diagnosed by the vet after taking a look at the symptoms in your pet and their medical history. Once that initial diagnosis is made, the steps to be taken after this are easy to determine. The vet in such an online consultation call will tell you whether you have to take your pet to the emergency room at a vet's clinic or they can be given medication through the call itself.
Asking about the follow-up options- Follow-up concerns can best be addressed by a vet through an online call. When a pet gets proper treatment at the clinic, with or without surgery, follow-up is necessary. Much of your time as a parent can be saved when you take follow-ups on a video call. The veterinarians can look at the incisions in case of surgery to see if it is healing correctly or not. You may be needed to visit the vet's clinic only if your doctor finds that there is a chance of infection.
Getting a second opinion- In case of problems that seem to be resurfacing, a pet parent often needs a second opinion. A veterinarian can give that, but for an informed decision to be made about the diagnosis, you may need to provide test results and x-ray reports, for which a visit to the testing center may be required.
Information on preventive care- Online veterinarians can provide reliable solutions and advice on the preventative care of your pets. A typical example is discussing flea, tick, and heartworm prevention among pet parents. As there are many parasite prevention products out there in the market, it can often get confusing for the pet parent. In such cases, online consultation can help determine which option is the best for the short-term and long-term.
Some products, such as Simparica Trio, are able to cover multiple types of parasites and may be the only product your pet needs, while others, like Heartgard, are pretty effective, but they do not protect against fleas or ticks, so they need another product for full coverage.
On top of all this, it can often be challenging to know how to apply certain topical flea and tick medications, as some of the tubes open by pushing down the cap, while others twist off, etc. Your veterinarian can give the best solutions in case of infections, which they determine after looking at the pet's age, breed, and medical history.
Let's say you are busy with work at home or in the office, and suddenly you feel that your pet is acting weird. What do you do? For the initial triage, you would want to rush to the vet (as has been the habit), and that's right. Taking expert guidance for your pet's health is essential. But, when the same can be done through an online consultation call via WhatsApp or Zoom, or Google Meet, why would you want to waste hours getting stuck in a traffic jam before reaching the vet's clinic to then again wait there.
Online consultation is particularly beneficial when there is no emergency and no need for a physical examination of the pet. Much of what may be the problem with your pet can be discussed online via sharing photos and during video calls wherein your pet is in the natural environment itself. How a pet acts up in a vet's clinic is also an issue to be considered by the pet parent. When your furry friend is in its natural living habitat, they are more likely to behave only how they are actually feeling at that moment.
At our platform, we have certified and trained veterinarians who have many years of experience in taking care of pets. Some of our experts are able to converse in more than one language as well. So, you have the freedom to choose the veterinary specialist with whom you can easily share the problems being faced by your pet.
A few vets also have their clinics, which can be helpful if there is a need for further physical tests and treatment options. But, when you can start the diagnosis through an online call, that saves you a lot of time, money, and effort; why not start with that immediately?
All the experts registered at DocVita are committed to making your and your loved ones' lives better, and it makes no difference when that comes to your pets as well.
Schedule your online vet consultation call to start making your pet healthy. We also provide prescriptions, so you don't need to worry about the medications your pet needs. We get it all covered in the online consultation call so that your pet becomes healthy and you get the peace of mind a pet parent needs.