As a dog owner, you dread the day you have to choose between your savings and your dog’s life.
However, with a good pet health insurance plan, that day never has to come.
The right pet insurance plan will cover your dog’s yearly checkups, vaccines, minor ailments, and major surgeries.
It’s worth noting that the average healthy dog will accrue about $5,000 in veterinary bills over their lifetime. This cost can double if your dog ever ingests poison or foreign objects, gets bitten by a stray, hit by a car, or affected by a serious illness such as cancer. Or, if your dog tears his ACL like mine did, resulting in about $3,000 in medical expenses.
Here are some things to think about if you’re trying to decide whether pet health insurance makes sense or not…