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Dog looking at laptop screen Often, veterinarians can use video chat capabilities to assess the condition of the pet, monitor a pet’s progress between visits, and even conduct online consultations. (Photo: Shutterstock)

COVID-19 has had an effect on almost every aspect of our lives, including the way Americans spend their days and spend their money. The pet spending sector is no different.

In 2019, Americans spent over $95 billion on their pets—an all-time high. Now, even amid drastic market pullback during the coronavirus crisis, stock value of online pet product retailer Chewy skyrocketed in March. The message is clear: pet owners aren’t looking to cut back on pet spending anytime soon, instead they’re looking for convenient, modern ways to get what their pet needs.

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