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Free Vet Consultation: How to consult a vet online for free?

Updated: Jul 4

During this pandemic, consulting a vet in a clinic could be very dangerous. But for Pet parents, talking with veterinarians is a necessity to take utmost care of their pets.


Taking this into account, many pet care services/clinics have come up with the idea of online vet consultation where pet parents can have a direct discussion with an expert vet via chat, audio, or a video call, and ask any query regarding the health condition of their pets The pet’s physical is examined by the expert veterinarian, and appropriate treatment/medications are prescribed. This idea is a tremendous success among many parts of India currently and will gain more popularity with passing time as it has become a necessity now for pet parents.


Pet parents are finding it hard to trust online consultation providers as this is something new for them. That's why most of the pet parents are looking for free online vet consultations first before booking a paid one.


Why choose an online vet over visiting a pet clinic?

As every coin has two sides, Online consultation with a vet also comes with huge benefits and few drawbacks.


Benefits of taking online vet consultation:

  • Pet parents can consult any doctor from any part of the world.

  • No need to wait in a long line for appointments anymore.

  • Best option to safeguard yourself from COVID-19.

  • Time-saving with accurate appointment schedules.

  • Consult from the comfort of your home.

  • No travel expenses.

  • No risk of infection when you take your pet for a clinic visit


Cons of taking online vet consultation:

  • Online medication purchasing can be misused by selling wrong/false Drugs.

  • There is naturally a lag between the doctor and the pet parent as the whole consultation is handled virtually.


Though there are few cons of online consultation, pros take a higher lead. You can consult a vet from any part of the world from the safety and comfort of your place.


After taking over 500+ online consultations, our research says that 90% of the problems occurring with pets can be solved with online consultation only. There are only 10% of the cases in which we had to recommend pet parents to take their pets to the nearest vet for proper diagnosis.


Where can you consult a vet online for free?

Many Pet care startups and pet clinics like Pupkitt pet care, Drwaggers, Petnest, provide paid online vet consultation with expert vets having 5+ years of experience. But most people are looking for a free online vet consultation to get a zest of this and for this reason, we have come up with a list of platforms where you can connect with Vets for free and resolve your queries.



Pupkitt Pet Care Youtube Channel

Headquartered in Ludhiana, Punjab, Pupkitt Pet Care is a chain of pet clinics that provide top-notch quality pet care services in India to solve health problems that arise due to appalling management of pets by unqualified and inexperienced persons.


Pupkitt is one of the most trusted online veterinary services providers in India with a motto to make these services accessible in urban and rural areas and make it easier and comfortable for pet parents to take care of their pets.


Pupkitt Pet care provides paid online vet consultations only but they have a youtube channel where they post new videos every week to educate pet parents. Dr. Anirudh Mittal (Founder at Pupkitt) and his team of experts reply to all the questions asked by pet parents in the video's comment section. Till date, they have replied and solved more than 5000+ queries asked by pet parents on their channel. This is one of the best community places where you can ask your query and get an answer from an expert vet for free in 24-48 hours.



Integrity Animal care

Integrity animal care provides free Online vet consultation. They provide their services all over the world. Once a user fills in the details regarding the pet (type of animal, breed, age, previous, ailments, etc), an inquiry is sent and the appointment is scheduled.


However, there is no proper confirmation on how well the vets are trained to treat different types of ailments.


Best Vet Online

Best Vet Online is a veterinarian clinic that offers free pet care services for customers who come for assistance with one problem or the other.


Best Vet Online sees a lot of injured and sick pets who would not have been in that position if their owners were a bit more educated on what to do and how to properly take care of them.


Any pet parent can directly ask questions to the expert Veterinarians and a quick reply from their side will be provided.


PetPal

PetPal is a leading pet care service provider located in Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad. Petpal's “call a vet program” let you consult with their vets for free. Pet parents can request audio or video calls at no cost.


But, this option is only available for those who are willing to take a paid consultation after the trial consultation with a vet.


Ask Vet Bubble

AskVetBabble is yet another free question and answer site for pet owners, caretakers, breeders, veterinarians, and trainers. Any type of queries can be asked and a solution will be provided by the editor on a 1-1 chat module. They want to make sure everyone has reliable information and help create a community and trusted resource for all pet owners and pet experts.


Conclusion

To cope with the present digital world and consider recent situations, online vet consultation has become a necessity. Pet parents have to be extremely careful while consulting anyone online as wrong treatment from inexperienced technicians or any other person not having a doctorate can lead to severe health problems in your pet. We at Pupkitt have come up with a free online query-solving community on Youtube where many pet parents clear their questions with our expert vets for absolutely free via the youtube comment section.


But in a few critical cases, immediate and detailed discussions with the vet become necessary and for such hard times, we always recommend pet parents to take paid online consultation with us or any other certified veterinarians. Expert vets at Pupkitt are specialized to properly diagnose your pet problem and advise treatment for that. You can check out our Online vet consultation services to know more about them and why they are better than any other online pet services in India.





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