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Gastrointestinal distress is the main reason dogs go to the ER.
https://www.preventivevet.com/pet-emergency-statistics (2020)
http://www.vetstreet.com/our-pet-experts/top-3-reasons-why-dogs-end-up-in-the-er
The average vet bill for treating gastrointestinal distress is $3,275.
https://www.preventivevet.com/dogs/paying-for-pet-emergencies-the-importance-of-a-financial-plan (January 2020)
Cancer is the #1 cause of dog deaths. 1 in 4 dogs will develop cancer in their lifetimes.
https://apnews.com/6001bb4bd9ba4869aa1fda4ccee3d73e
https://www.avma.org/resources/pet-owners/petcare/cancer-pets (November 2019)
Every 6 seconds, a pet parent gets a bill for $3,000.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/sick-pet-highest-and-lowest-veterinary-costs-cats-dogs-by-state/ (May 2017)
2 million dogs have insurance.
https://naphia.org/news/naphia-news/naphia-announces-pet-insurance-market-reaches-1-42b-in-north-america/ (June 2019)
200,000 cats have insurance.
https://naphia.org/news/naphia-news/naphia-announces-pet-insurance-market-reaches-1-42b-in-north-america/ (June 2019)
1 in 3 pets will need emergency veterinary treatment every year.
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/14/are-you-prepared-for-a-pet-emergency-most-americans-are-not.html (June 2018)
Medical costs are the biggest expense of having a dog.
https://www.thesimpledollar.com/save-money/pet-cost-calculator/ (September 2019)
95% of pet owners consider their pets family.
https://www.veterinarypracticenews.com/ahi-studies-economic-social-contributions-of-animal-health-industry/ (March 2018)
25% of all dogs will develop a cancerous growth.
https://www.whole-dog-journal.com/health/the-canine-cancer-crisis/ (April 2019)
Cancer is the leading cause of dog deaths.
https://www.annualreviews.org/doi/10.1146/annurev-animal-022114-110911 (February 2016)
80% of dogs over age three have active dental disease.
https://vcahospitals.com/know-your-pet/dental-disease-in-dogs (2017)
36% of American pet owners have gone into debt for their pet.
https://www.lendingtree.com/personal/pet-financing/average-pet-debt/ (August 2019)
The average dog insurance policy costs less than $50 per month.
https://naphia.org/news/naphia-news/naphia-announces-pet-insurance-market-reaches-1-42b-in-north-america/ (June 2019)
Vet costs for medical treatments have risen over 33% in the last 10 years.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/12/your-money/pets-health-costs-veterinarians.htm (October 2018)
6 million dogs are diagnosed with cancer each year.
https://www.morrisanimalfoundation.org/article/understanding-new-advances-cancer-treatments (March 2017)
Pets younger than 1 year are 2.5x more likely to submit a claim for an unexpected injury or illness.
https://milled.com/petplan-pet-insurance/busted-we-take-on-the-biggest-myths-about-pet-insurance-eWZQ9JhSvJ65ypy3 (2019)
57% of pet insurance customers submit claims in their first year.
United States Fire Insurance Company data (March 2019)
Medical advances have made many forms of dog cancer curable, but costs can exceed $25,000 for treatment.
https://cvm.ncsu.edu/nc-state-vet-hospital/small-animal/canine-lymphoma/ (2020)
Chemotherapy for tumors can cost between $6,000 - $10,000.
https://www.petcarerx.com/article/managing-costs-of-cancer-treatment-for-dogs/1232 (July 2019)

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