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.
Work experience for the long term unemployed
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Pet policy disputes rise by 60 per cent
After the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) reported a massive rise in complaints about pet insurance policies last year, experts are urging that owners read the small print to check that their animal is adequately covered.The majority of the cases called were found in favour of the insurers because policyholders had failed to disclose pre-existing conditions.FOS spokeswoman Emma Parker told the T...Read More
US government may lose Triple-A rating
News that the US government may lose the vital Triple-A rating which the United States has enjoyed for some time sent shockwaves through US stock markets as the ferocity of the economic downturn finally began to hit home. While there does not appear to be any short-term likelihood of a downgrading of the AAA rating there are serious concerns for the future.
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