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Telemedicine platforms for pets exist – and you may be able to use one for free

Medical Pharmaceutical Translations • Apr 21, 2020 12:00:00 AM

What will you do if your pet gets sick, injured, or is showing unusual behavior during quarantine or if you’re self-isolating? Some of us may not be able to physically go to our vet’s, or the local animal hospital may be closed.

Luckily, there’s a solution.

Recently, we shared an article about the (understandable) surge in popularity of telemedicine platforms, which let people consult with a doctor or specialist without having to take the risk of going to a medical facility. It turns out that there are several telemedicine platforms for animals, as well.

Better yet, a few, including two created by rescue organization Best Friends Animal Society, are currently being offered to a number of veterinary clinics and animal hospitals for free.

If you’ve got a pet at home, ask your vet (or get in touch with a local animal hospital or Humane Society branch) about animal telemedicine platforms available in your area - and if any are currently free of charge.

Read on to learn more about animal telemedicine platforms in general and about Best Friends Animal Society’s admirable initiative.

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