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

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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