Pet vet clinics may be expensive for some. When a vet charges a lot of money from its clients, it loses business. More people are looking for affordable health care for their pets. Almost 65% Americans have admitted that they visit the vets more than they visit their physicians. These people believe paying high bills is part of taking care of their pets. According to recent survey almost 6% of pet owners spend an average of $1,200 per annum on their pet health care. This is beside food and other essentials.
Some pet vet clinics are new and from what they earn almost 80% goes towards labor and cost of equipment. These overhead costs make their services a bit unaffordable for most pet owners. When you compare the vet hospitals for costs, you can find a big difference. There are clinics that charge a lot less as compared to others. These clinics are either family owned or are long-established.
During emergencies, the vet clinic bills can reach thousands of dollars. When you get pet insurance you can pay a premium of $20-$40 depending on the health and the species of your animal. Some dogs have the hereditary diseases and their premium will be higher. The cost of insuring the older pets is higher and so is the case with those who have the pre-existing conditions. These plans, however, do not include the regular checkups. All insured animals get fast treatment. With insured animals, there is also no need to get approvals on every test.
So if you find pet health care expensive get your pets insured so they can continue to enjoy the benefits of good health fast. If you dislike insurance, open a separate bank account for your pet and keep saving money for his health care. In case, the pet has an accident or gets ill or needs a regular checkup you can spend the money you have set aside for it.