Benefits of social media for pets with physical disabilities

Atlantic City

In an interview with dvm360®, Melissa Shapiro, DVM, broke down the benefits social media has for pets with disabilities, plus highlighted a few resources and influencers that are making strides in this movement.

During a dvm360® interview at the 2021 Atlantic Coast Veterinary Conference (ACVC), Melissa Shapiro, DVM, detailed the benefits that social media is having on pets with physical disabilities, plus how this resource not only provides a place for people to see these animals but also offers a place for caregivers and fellow veterinary professionals to share advice and extend support.

View the video below for the entire discussion. The following is a partial transcript:

Melissa Shapiro, DVM: Social media is a very effective and important media platform for networking and bringing the whole "pets with disabilities" movement to the public. [Platforms such as] The Dodo, which is a viral video media company that features dogs and other animals' rescue stories, promote and launch many of the big influencer pages that revolve around disabled pets.

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