It was almost 5 years ago when we left our home one morning to go and choose a puppy, except that we came home with puppies. We are not exactly how this mission took such a wrong turn….whether it be the cute puppies or the cute kids, but we now had two little furry girls under our care. Our kids were beyond thrilled…and Molly & Rigley quickly became treasured little personalities in our family. And oh-the-fun we have had raising these two adorable little girls over these last five years…the cuddles, the walks, the laughs…we couldn’t love them anymore than we already do! Did you know that February 20th is Love Your Pet Day? As part of the celebration for Love Your Pet Day on February 20th, Pets Plus Us is encouraging pet owners to help keep their cherished pets healthy and happy with an insurance plan for professional veterinarian care.
In the first year of owning a pup, pet owners can expect to pay for food and vaccinations. Other expenses that may be incurred include pet equipment such as collars, leashes, kennels, beds, and toys. For us, this cost doubled somewhat when we decided to take home two little puppies instead of just one. Here’s a look at what puppy owners might expect to pay during the first year of care:
While these are all planned or expected expenses, there can be other expenses such as veterinary care for unexpected illness or injury, and gaining access to such treatments really depends on our financial means to cover the cost of care. Pet insurance provides pet owners with financial protection that can assist with regular veterinary care expenses, as well as unexpected accident or illness.Pets Plus Us wants to encourage current and future pet owners to be informed, and to select the right insurance plan for our pets based on these important considerations:
- Your Pet’s Species-Both dogs and cats need regular veterinarian care and can experience medical issues or accidents. Consider that some species live longer than others requiring a different level of commitment.
- Your Pet’s Breed-There may be different medical conditions associated with your pet’s breed. Knowing this can help your prepare for future medical needs.
- Your Financial Resources-Your ability to proactively save and be diligent about keeping up aside funds for care related to illness and unexpected medical situations should be considered.
- Your Ability To Pay For Routine Vet Care-Consider the financial requirements to pay for the routine care your pet will need. As well, consider any previous medical issues your pet might have that require ongoing care.