Short Takes

January 2019 Issue




Of Course They’re Family

Girl with Cat

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According to a recent note in SmartBrief, a New York Times report found that “Pets are increasingly thought of as family members and their owners are increasingly willing to spend more on veterinary care, but only about 10 percent of dogs and 5 percent of cats are covered by veterinary medical insurance, according to a survey. ‘It’s not what veterinarians are charging,’ said Nationwide Chief Veterinary Officer Carol McConnell. ‘It’s more what consumers are choosing to pay.’ ”