The festive season is coming up fast and more animal owners are covering their furry family members.
For many people, the holiday season is a fast-paced, joyful time of year that is focused on togetherness, but it can also be expensive and pet insurance is being increasingly purchased to cover unexpected costs.
Families with furry members are coming to know that the holidays come with risks for animals.
While owners are making important strides in added safety for their dogs and cats, all the decorations, guests, and changes to routine can still increase risks for those beloved critters. Pet insurance is becoming more widely available, and policies are covering more than they used to, leading owners to purchase the coverage to protect their pets and themselves in case of the unexpected.
The upcoming holiday season is a time of year when people are particularly aware of tight budgets. With the economy in its current state, this year is only expected to see more belt tightening.
Pet insurance stops families from having to choose between their financial and animal’s survival.
The last thing owners want to have to do is experience the injury of a dog or cat they absolutely adore. But what makes that even worse is the veterinary bill they might have to face in order to provide the animal with emergency care. Piled on top of meals, gifts and travel during the last couple of months of the year, being caught off guard by another sizeable expense can be financially crippling.
No animal owner wants to have to choose between the survival of their dog or cat or their financial survival. Increasingly, this is driving many owners to purchase a policy to help control what would need to be paid out of pocket if the worst should happen. This time of year has accelerated that trend.
The key is that many owners are purchasing pet insurance even before the holiday season has started, instead of waiting until they are busy and already feeling the spending pinch. This allows an added moment to compare plans, to think rationally when it comes to finances, and to have everything in place before the celebrations, travel and decorating begin.