New York Times: Pets Are Like Family

Pet owners spent nearly $70 billion on pet products in 2017. A large part of this spend, and most unexpected for pet owners, is the cost of drugs and medical procedures. Owners can spend between an estimated 9K and 13K US on their pets’ lifetime medical bills. Our pets have become more and more a part of our family, and these bills can lead to some pretty difficult decisions when those animals need medical attention. Unlike humans, only about 10 percent of dogs and 5 percent of cats are covered by medical insurance.

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