Sometimes affording the family pet can be tough on the family budget. Studies by the ASPCA have shown the average annual cost of pet ownership is a little over $1000. Additionally, costs related to unexpected illness or injuries can easily be several thousand dollars. At the Interstate Animal Clinic, we understand the value of family pets and the bond we have with them that exceeds what money can buy. Here are some options to help:
While pet health insurance does not pay for pre-existing conditions, purchasing insurance ahead can be a life saver in an emergency. Several policies are also available to cover wellness visits and monthly preventatives. Like human policies, they often have deductables and exclusions.
Financing for unexpected expenses can be very helpful in pet emergencies. Scratchpay is a financing company designed exclusively for veterianry services while Care Credit can be used in many medical offices.