No one ever wants for an emergency to happen with their pet- and despite our best efforts to maintain the health of our companion animals, unexpected things can happen. In the event of a true medical emergency, time of often of the essence, and has a significant impact on outcome. Being prepared for an emergency, as well as knowing how to recognize the signs of common ones, could potentially save your pet's life, and in some cases, reduce the cost of care needed for their recovery.
Over 1 in 4 pet owners face financial difficulty obtaining care for their pet, and this number increases when discussing emergency and specialty care services. Most pet owners view their pet as part of the family, and inability to provide care due to financial barriers is a prominent stressor for veterinarians. Conversations about finances are often uncomfortable- read the do's and don'ts here!