Magazine article VFW Magazine

Protecting Your Pets Is Easier Than Ever

Magazine article VFW Magazine

Protecting Your Pets Is Easier Than Ever

Article excerpt

For most, pets are part of the family. They are companions, cuddle buddies and feet warmers. They make you laugh when they fall for the laser pointer and make you proud when they master a new trick.

They are quick to help clean up a kitchen spill and greet you when you walk in the door.

They keep their owners active with daily walks and generally keep life interesting. Even when they get in the trash (again), track in mud, scratch up furniture or break great-great-grandma's vase, pets are beloved and cherished family members.

It doesn't matter if you're more of a dog person, a cat person or love them both the same, having insurance to help care for them is critical.

HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PET INSURANCE

Do you remember the last time you left the veterinarian's office spending less than $100? With the average cost of quality, routine pet care increasing year-over-year, it is expensive to care for your furry friends.

For example, an X-ray or spaying or neutering can cost hundreds of dollars, while hip and knee replacements or cancer care can cost thousands.

For most Americans, these costs can be a disruption to their finances or a blow to their savings, at the very least.

Like health insurance for you and your family, pet insurance can help you budget for routine and unforeseen medical expenses. Rather than dealing with an unwelcome expense, pet insurance helps you manage the costs of care for your pets.

Whether your new puppy needs vaccinations, needs to be spayed/neutered or your cat needs treatment for more serious illnesses such as cancer, heart disease or diabetes, pet insurance will help make sure you have the means necessary to take care of them. …

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