My apologies to those faithful few who may have been trying to hold their breath for my next post. I’ve been traveling and dealing with a few other things that prevented me from writing something worth your time.
I recently lost a long-time pet. In order to distract myself from the bad news while waiting for test results at the veterinarian’s office, I began thinking. I realized that for me, pet care is a necessary expense but that some things, in fact, a lot of things, about pet care are “luxury” or at least “nice-to-have” items.
The thought process went further in my mind to wonder if veterinarians would suffer some of the same economic constraints as other businesses during our current crisis. Will responsible pet owners cut down on those last-ditch treatment options? Will pets find themselves eating higher grade retail food rather than prescription pet food?
So I made plans during that visit to do a brief Industry Report here on pet care, specific to veterinarian care, not all the retail stuff but the must do, should do, could do stuff we choose for our sick pets. I hope to do this brief report soon, perhaps during the holiday weekend.
In the meantime, watch this space for other items you may find useful or interesting.