We are living in the new age of the technological revolution. From iPhone apps to virtual reality, Zoom meetings to AI, we are on the cusp of some breakthroughs in the ways we go about our day-to-day lives.
And to a certain degree so are our pets.
Virtual pet services are a recent trend that have come about largely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need for convenience and efficiency through the lockdowns.
These services make life as a pet-owner easier as well.
Lying to your dog about going to the park, getting him into the car, driving to the veterinarian, only to have him howling and hollering, pulling on the leash to get as far away from it as possible can be a stressful experience.
A virtual check-up helps take the pain of rounding up your animals for a trip, by video conferencing with your vet in a similar way to how a teladoc would examine you for your routine check ups and concerns.
Virtual vets are the most standout virtual offering available to pet owners at the moment, but they aren’t the only ones.
Below we will go over some virtual pet services, including virtual vets, how they work and if they will work for you and your animal(s).
The Virtual Vet Visit
A virtual vet is a service that affords convenience to the modern-day animal owner. When traditional veterinarian clinics are closed, you can’t make it to one, or if you need advice about your animal that doesn’t warrant a full-blown visit, an online vet service can help you be timely while still addressing concerns or issues you may have.
Virtual vet consultations can be scheduled in a matter of minutes, are typically inexpensive, and you can interact with a vet from wherever you are using a device like a phone or a tablet.
Online Dog Training
Pets need to be trained, especially if they are new to your home or are young. Online dog training are virtual sessions that many brick and mortar dog training stores have transitioned to, helping owners ensure they are keeping the connection alive with their pets.
This can include exercise sessions, obedience training, and exercises geared towards new animals like puppies and kittens.
Virtual Pet Parties & Shows
There is a big social aspect to having an animal, like a dog or cat. Taking a dog for a walk and interacting with other animals and their owners, or setting up a playdate for your kittens with your neighbor who also has cats connects us to those who have mutual interests.
Virtually, this can be done with pet parties, where organizations can set the stage for owners to show off their dogs in elaborate show and tell events, create competitions for pets where the best-groomed pet prevails, and even follow-along workshops where you are making your own animal treats and toys alongside your pets.
As it stands your animals are probably already infatuated with devices like TVs and iPads, so why not participate in something more specific to your pet using these devices?
The “Pet-Net” Is Rapidly Growing
As you can see, virtual pet services, although still in their infancy, are becoming more prevalent with the digitization of our world, and the transition to the hybrid workplace.
Saving time and money, or even having just a bit more light-hearted fun with your animal can give virtual pet services the push it needs to become more mainstream moving forward.
Balance Your Pet’s Life With Virtual Services And Physical Products
Although how we engage with animals is changing, one thing remains consistent, and that’s the mess dogs, cats, and other furry creatures can make in our homes.
With Urine Gone, getting a deep clean is only a spray bottle away. Neutralizing urine, spots, patches, and stains caused by your animal, enzyme-based Urine Gone is the solution to keeping your home looking, smelling and feeling new.
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