Insurance Pluses and Pitfalls

Have a plan to weather unexpected veterinary bills

It used to be that setting some money aside would cover any surprise medical bills your cat might incur. But as veterinary medical care improves and modernizes, the cost of diagnostic testing, therapies, and preventive care for feline patients has increased dramatically over time. Bills for emergency care to address an intestinal obstruction caused by an ingested foreign body, for example, can easily go into the thousands of dollars, and long-term diabetes management can cost $1,000 a year or more.

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