Health Facts Pet Owners Should Know

2 min read
May 14, 2023

While there is no guarantee that any pet will live a healthy, disease-free existence, you should, at the very least, make yourself aware of the options pet insurance offers for protecting your pet and wallet.   

However, we know some pet parents are reluctant to spend the money for pet insurance and others don’t know why they need it.  After working with thousands of pet parents, we know we need to protect both your pet and your wallet. Read below to discover the three pet health stats you need to know as a pet owner.

Expensive Vet Bills

Many people are shocked to learn that every 6 seconds a pet owner is faced with a vet bill of more than $1,000!  This is a big number and it can be mitigated with the right pet insurance.  Get money back for your veterinary expenses with a pet health insurance plan from MetLife Pet Insurance1

Emergency Medical Care for our Pets Happens too Often

It’s hard to believe, but a pet receives emergency medical care every 2.5 seconds in the U.S. In fact, 1-in-3 pets need emergency veterinary treatment every year!  These statistics are a sad part of owning a pet and many times puts a load on pet parents’ budgets.

Clearly, unforeseen emergencies happen both to human and pet family members. We can’t predict when or how it might happen to you, but there are insurance options to protect yourself from the financial surprises emergency care brings.  

Common Pet Health Problems 

Emergency care isn’t the only surprise expense for your pet’s health.

Some of the the most common health problems for dogs are: skin allergies, ear infections, non-cancerous skin mass, skin infections and arthritis.

Some of the most common health problems for cats are: bladder/urinary tract disease, dental disease, chronic kidney disease, vomiting and excessive thyroid hormone.  

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Nothing in this article should be construed as financial, legal or veterinary advice. Please consult your own advisors for questions relating to your and your pet’s specific circumstances. 

1 Pet Insurance offered by MetLife Pet Insurance Solutions LLC is underwritten by Independence American Insurance Company (“IAIC”), a Delaware insurance company, headquartered at 485 Madison Avenue, NY, NY 10022, and Metropolitan General Insurance Company (“MetGen”), a Rhode Island insurance company, headquartered at 700 Quaker Lane, Warwick, RI 02886, in those states where MetGen’s policies are available. MetLife Pet Insurance Solutions LLC is the policy administrator authorized by IAIC and MetGen to offer and administer pet insurance policies. MetLife Pet Insurance Solutions LLC was previously known as PetFirst Healthcare, LLC and in some states continues to operate under that name pending approval of its application for a name change. The entity may operate under an alternate, assumed, and/or fictitious name in certain jurisdictions as approved, including MetLife Pet Insurance Services LLC (New York and Minnesota), MetLife Pet Insurance Solutions Agency LLC (Illinois), and such other alternate, assumed, or fictitious names approved by certain jurisdictions.

2 Provided all terms of the policy are met. Application is subject to underwriting review and approval. Like most insurance policies, insurance policies issued by IAIC and MetGen contain certain deductibles, co-insurance, exclusions, exceptions, reductions, limitations, and terms for keeping them in force. For costs, complete details of coverage and exclusions, and a listing of approved states, please contact MetLife Pet Insurance Solutions LLC.