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Are You Prepared? 3 Proactive Financial Tips for Pet Owners

Are You Prepared? 3 Proactive Financial Tips for Pet Owners

Proper diet. Proper exercise. Proper affection. These are a few things that most pet owners keep in mind. Yet even the most responsible pet owners can be struck with situations that require emergency medical attention for their beloved pet. You can do your best to keep a pet healthy and happy, but unfortunately a sudden illness, trauma, or other urgent medical condition may still strike. In addition to providing emergency response, we would like to take some time to talk about financial planning and options for being prepared financially as a pet owner. Here are three ways to ensure your pet’s procedure(s) can be covered in case of emergency.

Pet Insurance

Just like health insurance for yourself or your children, investing in pet insurance could be a good idea. There are many options available, based on different coverages. Some providers offer customizable deductibles and copays. Some providers cover hereditary, congenital & chronic conditions. Pet insurance does not cover pre-existing conditions, so it is a good idea to purchase pet insurance when your pet is young, before you need it (hopefully!).

Start an Emergency Savings Account

Another way to have some extra money for an emergency is to simply SAVE. Take a certain amount of money out of each paycheck. When you decide to buy a puppy or kitten, plan ahead for the animal’s future. As silly as it sounds, this can come in handy if the animal is injured or becomes ill. You’ll be glad you had a little account ready to help cover the cost. This is also helpful in covering annual costs like checkups and shots.

CareCredit Veterinary Financing

CareCredit provides veterinary financing at Veterinary Emergency Clinic. CareCredit is a company that offers healthcare credit and knows pets are family too. You’re able to use it to cover annual expenses like preventative check-ups, or also in case of emergency. If you check out their website, they offer a lot of information like average costs and FAQ’s. Here are some of the veterinary procedures covered by CareCredit veterinary financing that could be useful in an emergency.

  • Medication
  • Diagnostics
  • Emergency services
  • Surgical Procedures

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As a provider of emergency vet services in Buffalo and WNY, we want everyone to know that they have options when it comes to paying for unsettling bills. When faced with an emergency, the first thing to do is make sure you respond quickly and get the animal in to see a professional.

The next question, once the animal is stable and a treatment plan is made, is “How much will it cost?” We understand how daunting it can be when you are faced with the cost of an unexpected medical procedure, that’s why we want you to have information about possible payment options.  We hope you are never faced with an emergency situation for your pet, but if you are, we are here for you 24/7.

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