Austin, TX (PRWEB) February 25, 2008
Early in the day, you catch your 10-year-old Lab stealing avocado slices for your sandwich, and now, a few hours later, he seems lethargic, uninterested in food and keeps trying to vomit. Is this something that will pass, or do you need to get him medical attention?
To go to the vet, or not to go—that is the question. Especially when a visit to the vet can easily eat up a few hundred dollars and several hours in transit and waiting time. And what about the instances when a pet, as if on cue, gets ill on a Friday afternoon at 5:01 p.m.? What choices are available to the devoted pet owner who may not have the money, time, or a vet available to check on the pet to make sure it's okay?
Well, what if a veterinary professional could give you pet care advice right in your home? And, even better, what if this service was fast and completely free? It's possible with a new first-of-its-kind online advice service called Televets.com.
Televets.com gives owners the ability to submit online any question about their pet—including dogs and cats, reptiles and horses—and then to expect an answer from a licensed veterinary professional usually within the hour, but in no more than 24 hours. Owners may also submit photos to help the vet or nurse in providing appropriate advice. The service is completely free, and the user can continue to correspond with the pet care expert until their question is satisfactorily answered.
Pet owners visiting the site have already remarked on the service, posting testimonials about its usefulness. "Thank you once again for a quick, valuable service. I will mark this site as one of my new Favorites! Excellent!!" wrote one pleased pet owner. Another had this to say: "Very helpful and fast turn around!"
Televets.com was founded by two British vets, Dr. Matthew Homfray and Dr. David Brooks. "We know people care a great deal for their pets, but we also know that many are worried about vet costs or are unable to get to a vet easily," said Dr. Brooks. "We hope this can bridge the gap for non-emergency concerns that might be relieved at home. Ultimately, it gives pet owners the information to make better pet care decisions."
Televets.com is a totally free online pet care advisory service that connects pet owners directly to licensed veterinary professionals who are able to answer pet care concerns in 24 hours or less. Users can also find expert-written pet care articles, as well as information on additional pet care services available through the site. Founded by UK vets Matthew Homfray and David Brooks, Televets is privately owned by @ttenunit.
Televets does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
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