…is the fact that I can’t get my cats to the vet without asking someone I know, and who is local, for a favor.
My partner and I live together so he is usually able to provide transportation (and he doesn’t mind this or even see it as a favor; he’s the cats’ human too, after all!).
But I would have no guaranteed way of getting them to the vet in an emergency if my partner were on work travel or something. Or even of he just wasn’t home yet. I would basically have to go around frantically knocking on my neighbors’ doors hoping someone could help.
There really should be a pet ambulance service. Or cat-friendly taxis or something. There really should be. :/