Pet Insurance
News from Santa Barbara Independent:

Costly surgeries, treatments, and prescriptions for pets are becoming so common these days that more pet owners are opting for pet insurance. The cost of covering your pet varies greatly depending on its age and breed, plus the amount of coverage you are looking to get. Annual premiums can range from $ 200-$ 2,000. A recent survey by the Associated Press found that 41 percent of pet owners worry that they won’t be able to afford the medical bills for their sick cat or dog. Is pet insurance the answer?

Earlier this month, Consumer Reports compared the cost versus payout of nine different pet policies for a healthy 10-year-old beagle named Roxy. Roxy’s vet bills throughout her entire life so far have totaled a little over $ 7,000. All of the premiums that would have been paid to those nine insurance companies were higher than Roxy’s medical bills. There were even hypothetical medical problems that were given to Roxy to increase her ve…………… continues on Santa Barbara Independent

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