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.
More than 2 million pets were insured in the U.S. and Canada at the end of 2017 according to the 2018 North American Pet Health Insurance Industry Report. This marks an increase of nearly 17 percent from 2016. The average Accident and Illness premium for dogs in 2017 was about $535 and $335 for cats.
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.