Pet insurance facts!
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Gastrointestinal distress is the main reason dogs go to the ER.
The average vet bill for treating gastrointestinal distress is $3,275.
Cancer is the #1 cause of dog deaths. 1 in 4 dogs will develop cancer in their lifetimes.
Every 6 seconds, a pet parent gets a bill for $3,000.
2 million dogs have insurance.
200,000 cats have insurance.
1 in 3 pets will need emergency veterinary treatment every year.
Medical costs are the biggest expense of having a dog.
95% of pet owners consider their pets family.
25% of all dogs will develop a cancerous growth.
Cancer is the leading cause of dog deaths.
80% of dogs over age three have active dental disease.
36% of American pet owners have gone into debt for their pet.
The average dog insurance policy costs less than $50 per month.
Vet costs for medical treatments have risen over 33% in the last 10 years.
6 million dogs are diagnosed with cancer each year.
Pets younger than 1 year are 2.5x more likely to submit a claim for an unexpected injury or illness.
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.
Chemotherapy for tumors can cost between $6,000 - $10,000.