Routine pet care can be pricey- but if your beloved furry friend gets sick, surgery and medication costs can be astronomical. Based on new technology, pets can now receive many of the same treatments humans do if they fall ill. If your dog gets cancer, radiation is an option. If your cat has kidney issues, you can consider opting for a transplant. Although cancer and organ failure used to be sure death sentences for your pet, procedures that can prolong the life of your companion are now available- commonly ranging from $1,000 to upwards of $5,000.
Pet insurance from Universal Benefit Plans can help lessen the blow of the costs associated with keeping your animal healthy. A standard pet insurance policy typically includes caps, co-pays, and deductibles. The cap on your coverage usually dictates how much will be paid out per year. Additionally, a pet insurance policy usually does not cover pre-existing conditions like hip-dysplasia or hereditary maladies. And if you are looking to purchase coverage for your pet, it is best to invest when they’re young- the older the animal, the higher their insurance costs will typically be.