Whether you own a pet or are thinking about getting one in the near future, you want to make sure that you’ve done your research on pet healthcare.

Pet healthcare is something you should consider if you haven’t already. Owning a pet can put a huge dent in your wallet, so you want to be smart about it and be prepared down the line.

Over the last twelve months, people have been focusing on their pets more than ever due to being home more often. According to Today’s Veterinary Business, 2.2 million U.S. pets were covered by health insurance in 2018.

PetMD makes it quite clear that pet insurance policies aren’t one size fits all. Pet healthcare expenses fall into two categories:

  1. Wellness Care- annual or semi-annual examinations, vaccinations as needed, monthly flea and tick control products, among other things.
  2. Accidents or illnesses- poisoning, ingestion, lacerations, diseases, etc.

Most people would do just about anything to save their furry friend. However, you need to ask yourself if “could I afford” or “would I be willing to” when selecting the right pet healthcare option for you.

“I believe that more and more clients will purchase pet insurance in the future because technology and the costs of delivering quality healthcare to pets have outpaced the ability of many pet owners to pay for it,” Dr. Barry Kipperman old PetMD.

Since it is very easy to drop anywhere from $2,000 to $8,000 during a trip to the vet, the insurance you purchase for your pets will help cut the cost.