This story was updated April 2019.
When I posted a story titled, When Pet Owners Can’t Afford Veterinary Bills, it got a lot of attention from pet owners. The article shared a list of the top nonprofit organizations that give financial aid to people who have trouble paying for their pet’s medical expenses. I later discovered the story left out one important detail. It didn’t cover how pet insurance can make veterinary bills affordable.
This fact wasn’t intentionally omitted; I just hadn’t thought about pet insurance in this way. Then I heard from Trupanion® pet insurance. They wanted me to know the real cost-saving benefits of having your animal insured. And they shared how most pet owners in the U.S. didn’t know this fact.
You see insurance policies for dogs and cats is relatively new in this country. Only 1% of pets are insured, while 25% are covered in Europe. So, I decided to get educated about pet insurance. I used the opportunity of being contacted by Trupanion as a time to learn and share the information with you.