Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) July 01, 2013
According to an online survey conducted by Petplan pet insurance of more than 5,600 North American pet parents summer vacationers are increasingly choosing to em “bark” with the family pets in tow. Whether the trip is an overnight jaunt or an extended journey, more than 78% of respondents reported that they bring their four-legged friends along when they travel – up 8% from last year.
But in a surprising twist, 52% of pet parents admitted they would rather see Fluffy or Fido in the passenger seat than their two-legged travel companions.
Other intriguing tidbits that Petplan’s travel survey revealed include:
As pleasant purrs and wagging tails are increasingly becoming essential elements of family getaways, Petplan asked pet parents to spill the details about their travels with four-legged family members:
“As pet parents, we would travel to the ends of the earth to keep our pets healthy. Likewise, we’d do anything to keep them happy – and as the survey results show, that includes sharing our out-of-town adventures with them,” says Natasha Ashton, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Petplan. “Whether you substitute your two-legged partner for your four-legged companion, or you compromise and all travel together, make sure you put a pet-friendly travel plan in place. We recommend bringing extra pet food in case your stay is extended, finding the nearest vet in your destination city, and of course, protecting your furry friends with pet insurance. That way, even if your trip takes an expected turn, you can still end up riding off into the sunset.”
For more tips and information on keeping pets healthy and safe at home or away, visit http://www.GoPetplan.com.
Petplan is the only pet insurance company to have been included on Inc. Magazine’s list of 500 fastest-growing, privately held companies in America. In February 2013, Petplan pet insurance was at No. 34 on Forbes annual ranking of America’s Most Promising Companies – a list of 100 privately held, high-growth companies with bright futures. Petplan’s fully customizable dog insurance and cat insurance policies provide coverage for all hereditary and congenital conditions for the life of the pet as standard, and meet the coverage requirements and budget for pets of all/any age. Petplan pet insurance policies are underwritten by AGCS Marine Insurance Company in the U.S. and by Allianz Global Risks US Insurance Company in Canada. The Allianz Group is rated A+ by A.M. Best (2012). For information, about Petplan pet insurance, visit http://www.GoPetplan.com, read the Petplan “Vets for Pets” Blog, or call 1-866-467-3875.