Pets aren’t finding themselves at the veterinarian’s office as much these days. There’s been a drop in vet visits over the past few years, which the American Veterinary Medical Association chalks up to high pet care costs, inconvenience, and a lack of knowledge around when to bring pets in for a checkup.
Now, a new app called Fuzzy could provide those tools and make it easier for pet parents to stay on top of their pet’s health care needs. The goal of the subscription-based pet-health app, says its CEO and co-founder Zubin Bhettay, is to “make pet-health accessible to all pet parents.” How does it plan to do so? By making house calls.
In-home wellness visits
The mobile app also helps users keep track of their pet’s medical history. Consumers can view their pet’s health records and receive electronic reminders to help ensure that they never miss a teeth cleaning or month of heartworm medication.
Fuzzy’s services are currently available to pet parents in the San Francisco Bay Area, but the company says other markets will be added in 2017. The app is available for download on iTunes and Google Play.