Australians love their pets, and it is no secret that pet ownership can come with a hefty price tag. From routine vet visits to unexpected emergencies, the cost of owning a dog or cat can really add up. In this blog post, we will take a look at some of the most common pet accident illnesses in Australia and what they cost. We will also discuss pet insurance and why it’s worth considering
Hip dysplasia is a common condition in dogs that can be expensive to treat. The cost of surgery for hip dysplasia can range from $500 to $5000, and the recovery process can be lengthy. It is common in active dog breeds such as Golden Retrievers and Rottweilers. PetsOnMe pet insurance will cover the cost of hip dysplasia treatment under our Classic and Deluxe plans.
Another common condition in dogs is cruciate ligament damage. This can occur when the ligaments that stabilise the knee joint are torn or ruptured. Surgery to repair cruciate ligament damage can cost between $2000 and $4000, and recovery times vary depending on the severity of the injury.
PetsOnMe pet insurance will cover the cost of cruciate ligament surgery under our classic and deluxe plans as well as under our Accident plan if it as a result of an accident.
Cancer is the leading cause of death in dogs and cats over the age of ten. Whilst the cost of treatment will depend on the type and severity of cancer, it can be expensive. Surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy are all common treatments for cancer in pets.
PetsOnMe pet insurance does cover cancer treatment under our classic and deluxe plans
Veterinary expenses are making pet ownership unaffordable for many people. This is especially true for those who have to pay out of pocket for their pet’s health care. There are a number of things you can do to help keep your veterinary costs down, including getting pet insurance and being mindful of how you treat your pet. If we want to keep our furry friends healthy, we need to make sure that veterinary expenses don’t stand in the way. Have you had to deal with expensive vet bills? What did you do to manage the cost? Let us know in the comments.