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Petplan Looks at Vets and Pets Around the Globe in Honor of World Veterinary Day

American pets, hold on to your collars. Petplan pet insurance dug up some shocking pet health statistics from around the globe just in time for World Veterinary Day on Saturday, April 26.

Get this: a whopping 44% of fellow dogs and cats across the pond have pet insurance. Compare that to the mere 1% of insured American pets, and one can’t help but wonder how U.S. pet parents afford their four-legged family members. After all, one in three pets will need unexpected veterinary care each year. Multiply that by America’s 179 million dogs and cats, and that’s one dog of a vet bill.

Fortunately, the U.S. also has the highest number of licensed veterinarians. With close to 100,000 vets graduating from 30 stateside veterinarian schools, those U.S. pets enjoy a one to 1,794 vet to pet ratio. Who knew?

See how furry friends fare with vet care around the globe in the attached infographic. As the world’s oldest and largest pet insurer, Petplan’s got it covered.


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. For the second consecutive year, Petplan was listed among the top 50 companies 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.

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