Did you know you’ll probably spend upwards of $20,000 on your pet during his lifetime?!  This may be hard to believe, but it's true.

Paws on this for a moment: A young puppy at a local shelter may cost just $100, but you could end up shelling out the equivalent of a down payment on a house if he lives up to 12 years. Surprised?

You Spend More Than You Realize

Let’s break it down for you: the average annual cost for owning a dog is $2,084, while cat owners pay an average of $1,318. Expenses include veterinary care, boarding, grooming, food and treats, toys, training, collars and leashes. And those are only the basics!  Would you have guessed that veterinary care is more than half of those expenses? And that doesn’t even include over-the-counter medications and other supplies!

                                                        Dogs             Cats               
Percent of households owning        36.5%           30.4%             
Number of households owning      43,346,000    36,117,000 

Pet insurance is one affordable way to be financially prepared to give your pet the best medical care possible every single day. Through payment of an affordable monthly or annual payment, you can rest assured knowing that you are can provide your pet with the best possible veterinary care in their darkest hour.

Owning a pet is serious responsibility and there are major costs associated.  So be sure you take all this in to account before you commit.

For an immediate insurance quote or to purchase click HERE.  When getting a quote be sure to use the 7 digit code 7EJ3511.

Source: AVMA

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