Many dog owners can attest to the fact that their pets seem to know instinctively when it’s time to go to the veterinarian’s office. There are over 80 million dogs in the United States, and veterinarians do recommend more frequent office visits for older dogs.
However, many vets are willing to “visit” with pets and owners via the computer, minimizing the frequency of office visits for skittish or reluctant dogs. Pet owners spend over $50 billion on animal care yearly, and many owners are willing to invest in veterinary help online.
Whether their pet does not like to go to the veterinarian’s office, or whether they live in more rural areas that make regular veterinary care difficult to find, many pet owners meet with a “virtual veterinarian” on a regular basis to address their pets’ needs.