New York, New York (PRWEB) April 24, 2013
Pet parents know that Fido is more than a dog; he is a family member and an investment. As such, parents will want the best in medical and veterinary care to cover their furry companions in sickness and in health – especially for unexpected accidents and illnesses – without breaking the bank.
Recognizing that pet insurance coverage helps to ease some of the financial burdens, DugDug, a pet product comparison search site, launched a new pet insurance comparison tool that compares insurance carriers in a simple user interface to find the best quotes for pet owners.
Investing in pet insurance makes financial and psychological sense for pet parents. Pet insurance can cover accidents, illnesses, and preventative care. A typical diagnosis involving blood tests, MRIs, and ultrasounds, as well as treatment for a pet’s health issue, will add up to hundreds or thousands of dollars. Having an insurance plan for a pet reduces the financial impact and offers a peace of mind.
“DugDug has researched a wide variety of plans,” says David Keh, Founder and CEO of DugDug. “The key is to compare policies to get the best coverage for your pet and budget. A pet owner can get an accident-only plan for under $10 a month. A feline plan can start as low as $4 per month. On average, it’s about $25 to $35 a month for a typical accident and illness coverage plan or about $300 a year. For cities such as New York or Los Angeles, this cost can be 20 - 45% higher.” Keh adds that a typical trip to an emergency vet can cost $500 or more.
“Pet insurance is a relatively simple way to protect your pet’s welfare and your wallet. Veterinarian bills can be extremely expensive, and through no fault of your own, you may find yourself unable to pay for the cost of treating your pet,” says Dr. Carol Osborne, DugDug’s veterinarian expert and internationally acclaimed pet book author. “This could leave pet owners in an unthinkable position. Faced with extremely high vet bills, some pet owners are forced to relinquish their pets, because they simply cannot afford the cost. Pet insurance avoids that dilemma.”
DugDug.com represents the next evolution in price comparison shopping. Designed specifically for pet owners, the website tirelessly scours the internet for the best prices on thousands of pet products, and delivers the results through a simple and intuitive user interface. DugDug is also the web’s premiere source of pet infographics and pet-related articles written by an expert news team. Follow us on Twitter @DugDugPets, and visit us at http://www.dugdug.com/blog.
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