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The Vetster Pet Connection is a curated collection of pet lifestyle articles, company blog posts, industry opinions and expert research.
How to tell if your pet is playing
Companion animals don’t speak in the same way we do, but they still do communicate. Sometimes they might be asking to play, sometimes they might try to let you know they’ve had enough. Keep these tips in mind to understand what they’re communicating and make the most of your playtime.
Can I feed my pet table scraps?
The holidays are coming up: a time where extra special foods, treats, and snacks are shared to spread our gratitude and celebrate special moments. Many of us have furry companions, and we love to share special occasions — and food — with them. But, there can be dangers lurking in the food consumed during a holiday feast.
How often should you bathe your dog or cat?
Bathing your dog during the summer is usually an act of necessity: heat, mud, and puddles or lake water can leave your dog less than fresh. But what about the rest of the year? Continue reading to find out how often you should bathe your pet, what to consider when developing your bathing schedule, and some tips and tricks to make bathing efficient and fun.
Blog · Company & culture
Vetster named Pet HealthCare Company of the Year
Vetster has been named the 2021 Overall Pet HealthCare Company of the Year by the Pet Innovation Awards. Beating thousands of competitors in our first year of business is an incredible milestone as we work hard to make caring for our pets easier.
Blog · Product
Introducing the Vetster Mobile App - Vet Care on the Go!
You asked and we answered! The five-star rated Vetster experience you know and love is now available in our new mobile app. Download Vetster today for added convenience no matter what time it is, or where you are!
Blog · Product
Introducing VetsterRx Online Pharmacy
There are a lot of things to consider as a pet owner. You become an expert in your pet’s breed, unique personality, and guardian of their health. At Vetster, we are dedicated to making caring for your pet’s wellbeing a top-rated experience that’s convenient and accessible.
Minimize separation anxiety as you prepare to return to work
If the last year has shown us anything, it's that we've all grown pretty attached to our pets. They've become our trusted sources of comfort and companionship, helping us make sense of the year that was and offering companionship while we've been stuck at home.
Tick prevention for pets
By the time summer arrives, we all want to spend as much time outdoors as possible—and that includes your pets. But, like anything, spending time outdoors can be risky business for your furry companions, especially with the increasing populations of ticks across the US. Ticks are tiny bugs that bite and then latch onto humans or animals. These critters pose potential health risks because they carry and can transmit illnesses to their chosen host. Keep reading for tips on how to prevent these troublesome bugs from doing any harm to your beloved fur friends.
How to protect your pet from extreme heat
Brace yourself, because summer weather is in full swing, and that usually means extremely hot, humid temperatures are a sure thing. While uncomfortable for us, extreme heat events can be life-threatening to your pets. Here are some steps you can take to ensure your pets enjoy summery days as much as you do.
Blog · Company & culture
Vetster is on a global mission to advance pet care
Did you know there are more than 84-million doggy households and 66-million cat owners in North America? Over the last year, as many of us stayed at home, we also took the opportunity to add to our families with four-legged friends. The rise in pet ownership over the last year has been wonderful to see and the pet care industry as a result has grown to nearly $100-billion.
Blog · Industry
The role communication plays in veterinary telehealth
This past year has been a very different one for the veterinary industry. The way both pet parents are receiving care for their furry family members and how veterinarians are able to provide the best medical practices has changed dramatically.
Blog · For vets
Virtual veterinary care helps promote work-life balance among veterinary professionals
Veterinary professionals across the industry are increasingly exploring veterinary telemedicine opportunities and finding new and fulfilling to expand their careers. Working as a professional partner with a platform like Vetster offers veterinary professionals complete autonomy over hours of work, consultation fees and of course physical location (since the internet is boundary-less!). The package deal of flexibility, portability and an ability to augment their income can greatly reduce work-related stress for many veterinarians and technicians.
Ensuring your pet's comfort and safety while traveling
As the weather starts to warm and our COVID-19 quarantine itches persist, we are all at a point where we want to get out with our pets to see a few new sights or visit some old friends and family. As we start to stretch our legs a bit, it will be helpful to remember a few tips to keep our fur babies safe and comfortable during any journey!
Blog · Product
When to consult with a veterinarian or technician on Vetster
Looking to book an appointment with a veterinary professional, but unsure if your concern warrants an appointment with a veterinarian or a technician? Not to worry, you’ve come to the right place! We've put together an overview of the presentations and concerns that can be seen by a veterinarian and a technician on Vetster to help you determine which veterinary professional best suits your needs.
The value of veterinary advice when navigating pet nutrition trends
One of the most important decisions pet parents can make for their pets' well-being is what to feed them. Unfortunately, when it comes to navigating the ocean of information available about pet nutrition, pet parents have to wade through a literal feeding frenzy of misinformation.