The mission of CARE for Pets™, a leading consumer advocate for the pet industry, is to improve the health, safety and wellness of all pets by improving transparency and accountability with in the pet products and services industry.
A growing number of pet owners are shopping at online pet pharmacies to save money on both prescription and non-prescription medication for their pets. Our research shows there are potential risks when buying pet medications from an online pharmacy.
A recent 2016 study on behalf of the North American Pet Health Insurance Association found that the main reason pet owners buy pet insurance was more for emotional than economic reasons (minimize the risk of a major veterinary bill).
A growing number of pet owners looked for an accredited hospital the last time they chose an animal hospital. Unlike human hospitals, not all veterinary hospitals are required to be accredited. Word-of-mouth is still the primary factor for selecting a new veterinary practice.