Confused About Online Vet Consultations? Here Are Some Pros and Cons

Updated: Oct 23

Natasha’s cat Ginger is feeling uneasy late in the night, and Natasha wants to consult a vet right away. She’s anxious about her cat but is unsure if an online vet consultation will provide the same quality of care as an in-person meeting.

Chaitanya is unable to book face-to-face vet consultations ever since the government tightened Covid restrictions in his city. His dog, Rocky’s appetite has suddenly reduced but is sceptical about consulting a vet online.

Ever found yourself in a similar situation as a pet parent?

If you said yes, then this post is just what you need. We weigh in here on the benefits and the disadvantages of online vet consultations to help you decide what’s best for your pet.

Why online vet consultations are great

Relaxed environment with better interaction

Many pets get stressed when it’s time for a vet visit and is one of the most common reasons for delaying a visit to the vet. Behavioral changes might happen where they become irritable, clingy or nervous. With online consultation you can avoid all the unnecessary anxiety for you and your pet. Bonus point - you don’t need to worry about your pet urinating from stress in the car or at the clinic.

Time-saving and convenient

The pandemic has made working from home a firm part of your lifestyle. With online consultations you don’t have to commute long distances (especially if pets are experiencing problems late at night) to get your pets treated. You can also avoid long waiting times at the vet and going through the stress of having to manage a bored pe