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Simply Jennifer: ODIE Pet Insurance Talks About Protecting Your Favorite Furry Family Member

By Zabrina Thorson
Odie Pet Insurance Marketing, LLC
March 17, 2020

It’s a fact, humans are obsessed with their pets. According to the American Pet Products Association, dog and cat owners spent $72 billion on their pets in 2018. Veterinary care alone totaled $18 billion.[1] But did you know only 2% of pet owners have pet health insurance to help cover these costs? That’s surprising considering the cost of an unexpected vet bill can average $800-1,500. Pet health insurance isn’t a new idea, but it’s one that’s becoming more popular among dog and cat owners. Pet owners are realizing how much pets enhance the quality of life. From emotional companionship to stress reduction and even assisted therapy, their contribution to our well-being makes them more than just a pet. They are part of the family.

Is pet insurance necessary?

This is the first question pet owners ask when shopping for pet insurance. When it comes to owning a dog or cat, most people will budget for the expected costs such as food, toys, vaccines and annual checkups. However, what most people forget to budget for are the unexpected emergencies. Things like a broken leg, stomach surgery or chemotherapy treatment can cost thousands of dollars.

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