As time goes on, healthcare is consistently improving, and this is no different when it comes to our cats and dogs! With the rise of technology, veterinary care is improving too, allowing us to provide more effective treatments when our furry friends have an accident or fall ill. At The Insurance Emporium, we know how worrying it can be if anything happens to your pet. You’ll want to do everything you can to make sure your four-legged friend can return to their usual adventures! That’s why we’ve put together our list of 5 ways technology is improving veterinary care.
We’re truly living in the age of the smartphone, and businesses are well aware of that. Vets are no exception, with many veterinary practices taking advantage of this era of instant communication. Many vets now distribute information to clients on a regular basis, such as texts, messages and emails with reminders for their cat or dog’s next appointment. Others are going almost completely paperless. Electronic medical records mean that all the information you and your veterinarian might need about your pet is stored safely, digitally, all in one place. No searching through paper records required!
Online video consultations are slowly but surely becoming more commonplace for vets in the UK. This would mean you wouldn’t have to lug your St Bernard in the car to your local vets practice if you need a check-up, and you could have an appointment for a fraction of the cost! These services might refer your furry friend to a local vet, depending on what they find in the consultation. If you prefer face to face appointments, don’t worry, they’re not going away any time soon!
Wearable devices are becoming increasingly common for pups and kittens too! Wearables come in all shapes and sizes for both cats and dogs, and can help you to monitor aspects of your pet’s health, activity levels and whereabouts. Some pet wearables even monitor things like body temperature, heart rate and respiration rate, which could help to improve diagnoses and might result in quicker, more accurate treatment.
Minimally Invasive Surgery
If it’s necessary, surgery can be a difficult time for your furry friend! Fortunately, minimally invasive surgery is becoming more common for cats and dogs. This kind of surgery is a much less invasive alternative to traditional surgery, with a few benefits. It can reduce post-surgery recovery time, helping your furry friend more quickly get back to their normal self. It might not come cheap, however, and even though it’s less invasive, it can still come with risks!
Better than traditional x-rays for showing things like muscles and tendons, MRI scans are becoming a more standard service offered by veterinary practices. MRI doesn’t outright replace more traditional CT scans, but the wide variety of uses could allow vets to more efficiently and effectively diagnose and treat your dog or cat. Although they can be expensive, these scans could help your furry friend receive the treatment they need!
Having to take your canine companion or feline friend to the vets is never fun, but it’s reassuring to know that veterinary care is keeping up with improvements in technology. If you share your adventures with a cat or dog, you might want to think about insuring your furry friend. At The Insurance Emporium, our Pet Insurance includes Standard Benefits such as Vet’s Fees cover up to £8,000.* You could even receive up to 30% discount!^ Head on down to The Insurance Emporium to find out more!
* Vet’s Fees cover up to £8,000 available on lunar and calendar monthly Lifetime Gold policies.
^ The 30% discount is made up of 20% Introductory Discount plus 10% Multi-Pet Discount (if appropriate). The 20% Introductory Discount is available for the first 12 premium payments on lunar and calendar monthly policies, or one premium payment on annual policies.
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