Thursday, June 12, 2014

Increasing Dog Health Care Costs

Cancer and other illnesses are showing up in our dogs at rates like never before.  Statistics are showing over 50% of dogs will develop some kind of cancer.  Veterinary care to treat your dog is not cheap.  Due to advances in veterinary technology and costs rising on their end, veterinarians have  shown a rise of up to 80% for their services over the past ten years.  There are over 80 million dogs owned, loved and cared for in The United States and over 55 billion dollars is spent a year on their healthcare, and it's on the rise with each passing year.   Sadly, euthanizing dogs due to lack of affordable medical treatment has been growing by leaps and bounds.

Options:
To some, pet health insurance has become a good option, but to many, it's still not good enough.  Each pet insurance company is different, and it's important to look closely at each one being considered.  Often dog owners could pay more for insurance than they would for medical treatment.  Personal savings might be a better option.

Gofundme is a crowd sourcing site that has been successful for dog owners in different medical situations.

The Pet Fund is a nonprofit organization that helps owners find the funds needed for veterinary costs.

Best Friends Animal Society is working hard to save animals across the country from unnecessary euthanasia.  There are lots of ways they can help and lots of ways to get involved and help others too!

We love him so...

2 comments:

  1. Yes, it isn't cheap to take care of our babies. BTW, love that pic!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  2. We have insurance and always have done. Would not be without it. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

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