Pet Insurance Perks
You may not have even given thought to the idea of having pet insurance. It can be a very low cost that can come in very hand if your pet gets injured or ill.
Let’s share a story.
Jessica, an intensive care nurse in Indianapolis had just purchased pet insurance through her work when her yellow Labrador, Charlie, slipped under a tractor on her farm and suffered a crushed back and tailbone. Charlie could not longer move his back legs and had blood in his urine. When rushed to Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Charlie had one operation to stabilize the spine and one to remove a badly damaged kidney. Jessica’s pet insurer, paid most of the $14,000 bill.
Companies like Microsoft, Yahoo, Xerox and Hewlett-Packard now offer pet insurance, sometimes covering part of all of the costs in an effort to lure talent but also recognize the strong emotional bonds between people and their pets.
The American Pet Products Association, a trade group, estimates that Americans will spend nearly $70 Billion on their pets this year, with nearly 25% of that devoted to veterinary care.
“Pet insurance is a game-changer for many pet owners” who otherwise could never afford these procedures, said Dr. Tracey Jensen, a private-practice veterinarian in Wellington, Colo., and a former president of the American Animal Hospital Association, which accredits animal hospitals in the United States and Canada.
“Pets today occupy a special place in people’s lives,” Dr. Jensen said. “They’re family members, and their owners don’t want to cut corners on care.”
Only a small fraction of pet owners in the United States carry pet insurance. An estimated 1 to 2 percent of the nation’s nearly 90 million pet dogs and more than 94 million pet cats are insured, industry statistics show.
Having a happy pet means having a happy pet owner. This helps you pay for substantial and rising pet health care costs.
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