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Do you get sticker shock when you go to the Doctor? Not only do you pay for the visit, but if you have to have blood work or any additional tests, it costs extra. The same can happen to you if you visit the vet. For instance, does your dog need to have a broken hip repaired? The price tag could be $18,000.
Many of us dog owners will spare no expense when it comes to our beloved companions despite the lagging economy and high unemployment. According to the Associated Press, Americans spent more than $53 billion on pets in 2012 - a new high. In fact, much of the same costly technology and diagnostic tests available for humans are now being used on dogs. For instance, veterinarians can now use MRI technology and chemotherapy to treat their pet patients.
So this begs the question: should you get pet insurance?
Here's some facts about pet insurance:
Interested in finding out more? Here are some companies offering pet insurance:
My advice as a BarkBusters dog trainer? Buyer beware. If you're going to invest in pet insurance, read the fine print and know exactly what it covers and what it doesn't. Educate yourself about the pros and cons by reading this article by Consumer Reports. Then make an informed decision based on your income, your budget and how much you have or could have in an emergency kitty should an unforeseen accident or illness occur.