Vets bills cost over £1bn per annum
by Richard Kilner
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The annual costs of taking pets on standard checkups to vets is around £1.5bn, according Direct Line Pet Insurance.
Research conducted by the insurer has revealed that a tenth of all pet owners fail to keep their pet properly immunised, which would protect them from common illnesses as well as saving the pet owner potentially hefty medical bills later on.
The reasoning behind the lack of proper vaccination is thought to be the large cost, which amounts to £1.5bn collectively, over the course of one year.
Those with pet insurance can get assistance with costs.
Unfortunately, one in six pet owners have been forced to put off treating their puts due to a combination of high bills and lack of insurance to assist with paying them.
Direct Line Pet Insurance’s head, Chris Price, advises pet owners to take out the suitable insurance, adding that the firm offered £20 towards immunisation costs.