Subscription Service Lets Pet Owners Seek Medical Help By Text Message
The Fuzzy Pet Health app provides pet health consultations for $10 a month, connecting owners with the help they need through video, photo and text, joining the burgeoning telemedicine trend
Say goodbye to the panicked late-night visits to the emergency vet. A new subscription service known as Fuzzy Pet Health aims to help budget-conscious pet owners seek veterinary advice for only $10 a month. The service replaces emergency office visits with a mobile app that allows users to send texts, pictures or videos to a qualified vet.
Fuzzy Pet Heath isn’t the first telemedicine app for pets. Healthy Pets released an app that allows users to speak with a veterinarian through video conference. There is not a texting option like with Fuzzy Pet Health, but the company’s service is price comparable to its competitor at $10 a month.
This wave of virtual veterinarian apps showcases how technology is replacing or adding to traditional practices to make services more useful, convenient and efficient for pet owners. Eliminating or reducing travel required to reach a doctor’s office, time spent in waiting rooms and associated costs, apps like Fuzzy Pet Health’s meet the needs of consumers today for on-demand, easily accessible and interactive interfaces that empower users and better provide them the help they need.
Lead image: Fuzzy Pet Health via Facebook