Just as in human medicine, veterinary medicine has made great leaps and bounds over the past few decades. With the sophisticated, hi-tech equipment now available for diagnosis and treatment, it follows that the cost of veterinary care has risen too. Animals are now also living longer, which means that owners must be prepared to pay more to keep our beloved pets with us for longer.
Right now it is estimated that the average cost of keeping a dog to the average age of 12 years is almost £15,000 – more than £1,000 per year or £100 per month – a big amount to factor in to the household budget. If your pet suffers from any chronic condition or has an accident then these figures can be a lot higher.
The answer then surely has to be pet insurance. Many insurers do offer a viable pet care plan, so it is worthwhile shopping around for the best one to suit you – before your pet actually needs it.Read More