While millions of people during the pandemic avoid shopping, the office, or in-school learning, they’ve been turning to online or virtual options to complete their purchases, work or education respectively.
Unfortunately many have postponed certain services such as doctor visits or childhood vaccinations in fear of being exposed to others.
So it begs the question, what is happening to our pets?
Pets oftentimes need check ups, vaccinations and care, and many people have admitted putting routine visits on the back burner during these last few months.
Hence a “We Bring Your Pet to the Vet” or “Pet to the Vet” courier service will allow those who are high risk for severe COVID infection or those required to remain in quarantine to not neglect their pets.
Moreover public safety measures require pets to be routinely vaccinated for rabies, and a disruption in their immunization course can prove problematic.
Many veterinary offices require pet owners to socially distance in the parking lot prior to bringing a pet in, but many older individuals still find the drop- off of a pet risky.
And if people were forced to postpone their hair appointments and manicures, you can bet animals failed to get groomed either. Hence a “Pet to the Groomer” service is probably in demand as well.
As veterinarians work to incorporate telehealth into their practices, those animals needing in person care or vaccinations could be transported by trained couriers, complementing the comprehensive care needed.
COVID times call for COVID measures and pets can’t be casualty. For those who cannot easily get their “pet to the vet”, help is on the way….