Do you love your pet? Of course you do, you silly goose (please tell me you're not keeping a goose in the house, those things are aggressive).
Sometimes, though, like all creatures on God's green earth, the furry cuddle slaves that you've introduced to your wholly unnatural apartment environment can fall ill. And when Fido's all snotty, there's only one person you should turn to: your trusty veterinarian.
But sometimes it can take days to score an appointment with your vet. That's not to mention the nightmare of stuffing Fluffy in the carrier case and taking her yowling onto the freeway. Why can't the vet just come to you?
Hello. Why haven't you realized we're living in the future? Download the Vet On Demand app and get one-on-one video access to a qualified pet doctor in your living room. Show them where Mr. Buttons has a boo-boo and get helpful, practical advice to help out your sick pet in seconds.
Vet On Demand covers both cat owners and dog owners. Bird owners: why did you buy a flying, squawking poop machine, anyway?
3. Tap "Add a pet" and choose between either canine or feline.
4. Add your pet's details: name, breed, sex, status (spayed, neutered, or fertile), birthday, weight, environment (indoor, outdoor, or both), and any extra details you'd like to include about yourself as owner. You can also add as many photos as you'd like of your furry friend.
5. Hit the back button in the top lefthand corner, and then choose "New Consultation." Allow the app to have access to your camera, microphone, and location, then choose your pet and Request Call. You'll be connected with a professional vet right away.
6. Note that a 10 minute consultation will set you back $25. If you anticipate calling frequently, consider purchasing a plan that allows a certain number of calls per month at a lower rate per minute.
7. If you've already got a vet you trust, invite them to the app through the handy-dandy "Invite" button so you'll have instant access whenever something's gone funny with Fido.
I'm allergic to anything with fur, actually. I also think owning a cuddle slave in the form of a smaller creature is somewhat morally questionable. That said, take care of Mr. Fluffykins, and get him a vet when he needs it. Tell me all about your hairy best friend in the Comments below.