Pet insurance is becoming increasingly popular as pet owners become more attached to their pets and better understand the potential costs of high quality veterinary care. Are you able to afford a major, unexpected medical expense for your pet? If your pet has a serious injury or illness, veterinary care can run into the hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Many pet owners don’t realise this and when it happens to them, discover they can’t afford to get their pet the best vet care.
If you can’t easily afford major vet expenses you need pet insurance
“It’s cheaper to go to the doctor than take fluffy to the vet”
Our staff hears this all the time. There is some truth to this as your out of pocket expenses may be higher. In fact, human medical care costs much more than comparable pet care, but in Australia we pay for the Medicare system through our taxes, and thus rarely know the full costs of our own health care. There are no government subsides or Medicare for Vet bills, so it is well worth considering Pet Health Insurance.
Vets and nurses truly love animals and are in this profession to keep animals happy and healthy. There is nothing worse than being faced with a dog with a fracture or a kitten with cat flu and an owner who cannot afford to fix it. In some circumstances there is no alternative except euthanasia.
Vets cannot afford to subsidize pet owners who haven’t budgeted for pet health care. Vets have to pay their staff and invest in quality equipment and facilities in order to provide the best veterinary care for your pets. In fact, vets and vet nurses earn a fraction of the salary of their human counterparts. Pet ownership should not be a luxury item, but it should be well thought out and budgeted for. Responsible pet ownership involves a real commitment to your pet in many ways but probably time and money are the most important. The benefits of pet ownership are huge and our pets give us unconditional love and loyalty and we all want to be able to provide them with the proper care they deserve.
Pet insurance helps you to afford expensive veterinary treatments and surgeries so your pet can have the best care available without the financial worries. There are many different Pet Health Insurance companies choose from, each offering slightly different fee structures and levels of cover. We’ve reviewed the policies and chosen to recommend PetPlan Pet Insurance to our clients, based on the level of cover and value.
Contact us to sign up for a free month trial for pets under 12 months of age: Phone 40329999