Pet insurance, a good investment

Eliminating financial fears when caring for your pet

By Judy Keenan

What percentile of dog and cat ownerson Cape Cod has pet insurance?  “Not enough have it.” Says MegWhynot-Young, the Hospital Project Coordinator at the Cape Animal Referral And Emergency Center in Dennis.  “I would guess 15% maybe.  I would like to see every single one have some sort of coverage.”  

“People plan for shots and spays but not for their pet to be hit by acar or contract Lyme Disease. Pet Insurance relaxes the financialconcerns.” - Meg Whynot-Young

Putting a stop to "economic euthanasia"

Pet insurance originated in 1982 with Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI ) to help end "economic euthanasia" of pets and make the miracles ofveterinary medicine affordable for all pet owners. Since 1982 themiracles of modern medicine available to humans have trickled down topets and more cures and solutions for previously fatal or debilitatingillnesses or traumas are available to pet owners.  These treatments areoften costly and having pet insurance can ease the financial burden andpossibly save a pet. The belief behind pet insurance is that pet ownersdon’t want finances to get in the way of giving their pets the carethey need.

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