The Importance of Pet Veterinary Insurance

Pet Veterinary Insurance

The AAHA explains that many pet owners are choosing pet health insurance as a way to plan for and cover expensive veterinary bills as veterinary technology advances and becomes more expensive.

Funding the Unexpected

"When the cost of quality medical care exceeds the family budget, pet owners are forced to incur burdensome debt or even euthanize their pets. For more than 70 years, the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) has been committed to saving pets' lives. We do not want any pet to face euthanasia, a compromised quality of life, or even death resulting from an illness or injury simply because of veterinary costs, and we believe high deductible pet health insurance is an excellent way to prevent that from happening.

Statistics show that pet health insurance is becoming increasingly popular in the United States. In fact, the number of American pets covered by pet health insurance has more than doubled since 2002.1 Still, far too many pets are uninsured, and every year, some are euthanized simply because their owners can't afford the cost of medical care.

Don't let this happen to your pet! With several pet insurance companies and dozens of different policies to choose from, pet health insurance deserves your serious consideration.

One affordable and practical type of coverage is called
high deductible pet health insurance. This covers
major illness, accidents and other medical
needs you can't anticipate."

1"Ensuring Your Pet's Health." A Guide for Pet Owners from
the American Animal Hospital Association. 2010. Retrieved from
http://trends.aahanet.org/images/CustomContent/PetInsBooklet.pdf