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English survey reveals 1.6 million pet owners have put their dogs and cats to sleep because they can’t afford vet and medical bills

I read a disturbing article recently in Halesowen News that published these figures. Here is an excerpt from the article:

Sainsbury’s Finance believes that there are two key reasons for this tragic problem. The first is that veterinary advances mean that the cost of vet fees is rising by around 12% per year(3). The second is that around 55% of cats and dogs are not insured(4), so owners cannot rely on an insurance policy to cover all or part of a vet’s bill and without this they may find it impossible to pay. Sainsbury’s Pet Insurance policy will pay up to £7,500 towards a vet’s bill.

We at dogsandcats highly recommend that pet owners consider taking out pet insurance.

Randa

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Sep 07, 2008 | 0 | News