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Pet Health Insurance Grows as Pets Live Longer and Healthier Lives
Date:1/14/2010

For good pet health, and financial security pet health insurance makes sense. Veterinarians once skeptical to the value of pet health insurance are now encouraging and recommending that pet owners purchase pet insurance.

Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) January 14, 2010 -- Pet Health Insurance in the United States and Canada is experiencing extraordinary growth and acceptance among pet owners and the veterinary profession. Though pet health insurance has been offered for over twenty-five years in the United States (and in Canada since 1989) recent double digit growth is due to pet owners wanting to be able to budget and pass off most of the high cost for unexpected accidents and illness. Over one million pets are estimated to now be insured, and according to research firm Packaged Facts double digit growth among the leading providers of pet health insurance is expected to continue.

There are many factors that have increased the life-span and improved health for pets. But one of the overwhelming factors appears to be the desire of today’s pet owner to provide the same level of care they want and expect for themselves. Add this to advanced diagnostics, consistent well-pet or prevention visits to the veterinarian, quality nutrition and our pets now are realizing a longer, healthier and happier life.

Treatments once reserved for humans (or only available at University veterinary schools) are now being available in most metropolitan areas of North America. Access to veterinary specialists for pet care has increased and is growing faster than any other area of the practice of veterinary medicine. Just as with human health care, there are specialist in surgery, opthamology, dermatology, neurology, internal medicine, dentistry and more for our pets.

The following are a few of the thousands of the injuries, illnesses, and diseases that are now commonly treated for cats and
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