In the first year of owning a pup, pet owners can expect to pay for food and vaccinations. Other expenses that may be incurred include pet equipment such as collars, leashes, kennels, beds, and toys. For us, this cost doubled somewhat when we decided to take home two little puppies instead of just one. Here's a look at what puppy owners might expect to pay during the first year of care:
Pets Plus Us wants to encourage current and future pet owners to be informed, and to select the right insurance plan for our pets based on these important considerations:
- Your Pet's Species-Both dogs and cats need regular veterinarian care and can experience medical issues or accidents. Consider that some species live longer than others requiring a different level of commitment.
- Your Pet's Breed-There may be different medical conditions associated with your pet's breed. Knowing this can help your prepare for future medical needs.
- Your Financial Resources-Your ability to proactively save and be diligent about keeping up aside funds for care related to illness and unexpected medical situations should be considered.
- Your Ability To Pay For Routine Vet Care-Consider the financial requirements to pay for the routine care your pet will need. As well, consider any previous medical issues your pet might have that require ongoing care.
Becoming a pet owner is a big decision, and with choosing the right plan for your pet and budget, you can have the reassurance of knowing that you will have the right protection plan in place to assist with regular veterinary care or unexpected illness or injury should you need it.Planning for such things is an important part of being a pet owner, and I am really happy that there are plans such as those offered by Pets Plus Us to help pet owner's keep their furry family members happy and healthy for years to come. I don't know what we would do without our little cuddle-bugs Molly & Rigley and a plan like this offers us such peace of mind.
Don't forget to give your pet an extra cuddle for Love Your Pet Day on February 20th!
Disclosure: I have partnered with Pets Plus Us to create this post. I was provided with gift cards as a thank you. However, all opinions are 100% mine.