Most of the time, pets aren’t just “pets” to us, they are family. And just like children, when an accident sends your pet to the hospital, it can be a nerve-racking experience. But if something unexpected were to happen, would you be able to handle the situation financially? Emergency vet bills can certainly put a huge dent in your wallet, so here are 4 easy ways to prepare for the unexpected!
Get pet insurance. In order to safeguard yourself from being financially setback from a large and unexpected vet bill, you should consider pet insurance. With vet and animal hospital bills ranging from just $20 to well over $8,000 – it’s not worth the risk to go without the proper insurance. Here are some tips to help you choose the right pet insurance for your furry friend.
Have copies of your pet’s medical records on hand. Unfortunately, there might be a day when you’ll need to visit the animal hospital or pet emergency room in the middle of the night. During these after hours, there is a slim chance that the doctors at an emergency facility will be able to access your pet’s medical file. It’s always a good idea to keep an extra copy of them at home, or even in the glove compartment of your car.
Set aside money for an emergency. You save money for your own emergencies, why not for your pet? Even if you can spare just $10 per week, it adds up over time! A great way to help you save money for this type of emergency is to open a miscellaneous savings account with SeaComm –stop by any of our 6 branch locations, and a Financial Services Representative will be able to set up an automatic transfer to this account, whenever you would like! Give us a call at 315-764-0566.
Help keep your pet healthy. While a visit to the vet is an inevitable part of your pet’s life, there are inexpensive ways to help keep your pet happy and healthy…potentially minimizing the number of times you’ll need to make a trip to the vet or animal hospital. Some examples of this are; Feed your pet quality food, avoid too many vaccinations, don’t over-feed your pet, exercise with your pet, and keep your pet’s teeth clean. For more ways to enhance your pet’s life, click here!