Think about pet insurance
You can save a lot of money with pet insurance—the majority of companies cover 50 percent of your total vet bill (both procedures
and medications). But most insurers won’t cover a pet with a preexisting condition, so it’s important to sign up your pet
when it’s still young and healthy.
Sources: Carol Frischmann, author of Pets and the Planet: A Practical Guide to Sustainable Pet Care; Ronald Hamilton, DVM, of Westchase Veterinary and Emergency Center in Tampa, Fla.; Louise Murray, DVM, director of medicine at the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital in New York City