Pet insurance 'crucial for vet fees'
Veterinary fees can cripple family finances unless people have adequate pet insurance, it has been claimed.Owners who do not insure their pets could face a "major problem" if treatment is needed, the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) has warned.The introduction of new treatments all the time means that vets' fees are now rising on an annual basis, meaning any treatment that is needed by an animal is likely to cost a significant sum of money.However, by taking out pet insurance, owners can rest assured that the cost of necessary treatment for their pet will be met and will not have to weigh up what they can afford against their animal's welfare.Mark Johnston, a spokesman for the BSAVA, explained: "Fees are going up well above inflation on an annual basis."He added: "The biggest acute costs or sudden onset costs would be some sort of major orthopaedic surgery, which can be from a road traffic accident."Mr Johnston commented that fees for X-rays and operations in such circumstances can leave owners having to pay thousands of pounds, meaning pet insurance is important to cover these hefty costs.
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