We realize with inflation that everything costs more, including care and food for animals.
Pet owners who want to avoid unpleasant surprises can take out insurance.
A recent survey carried out by HelloSafe shows that no less than two out of three people are unaware that such a service exists.
The average price can vary greatly depending on the insurance plan chosen.
The owner of a six-year-old Beagle could thus pay $39 per month for the basic plan, and up to $157 for full protection.
The owner of a Persian could insure his cat for monthly payments ranging from $32 to $121.
Émilie Desjardins made the decision to insure her dog a few years ago, a choice that quickly paid off in her case, since she believes she saved a lot of money.
“When we made the decision to insure our dog, it was a time when our financial resources were more limited, so a small payment per month was simpler for us, then to have peace of mind when we did activities with our animal,” she detailed.
31% of owners say they insured their animal in order to reduce veterinary costs, while 29% did so following a recommendation from their veterinarian, and 23% took this decision in order to protect themselves against possible illness.
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