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.
Whilst the credit crunch has undeniably made budgeting more difficult for families across the UK don’t make the mistake of saving a little on pet insurance only to end up placing a whopping vet bill on your credit card simply because you have no choice.
However if you find this advice a little tardy and you have already accrued debt for vet bills, all is not yet lost. There are a variety of excellent government approved debt management methods out there, and to find the best debt solution for your individual circumstances you can contact a professional debt advice company.
An experienced debt advice company will be able to quickly grasp your situation and advise on the best option to help you on the road to becoming debt free. If you have debts totalling between £3,000 – £12,000 you could be eligible for a Debt Management Plan. If your borrowing has exceeded £12,000 then an Individual Voluntary Arrangement with interest frozen may be the best way to go. Whatever debt solution is decided upon, you can be sure that the professional debt advice company will guide you through the process, taking into account your monthly incomings and outgoings to ensure you can comfortably make the agreed repayments.
By using a debt management business solution you are freeing yourself not only from debt but also from the worry and stress debt causes.