The mission of CARE for Pets™ (a leading consumer advocate for the PET CARE INDUSTRY) is to advance the health, safety and wellness of all pets by improving transparency and accountability; and seeks to strengthen the human-animal bond to improve the lives of people and pets.
It’s estimated that 74% of pet medication sales for cats and dogs were sold by VETERINARIANS in 2018 according to Market Research firm Packaged Facts. However, an increasing number of pet owners are now shopping at ONLINE PHARMACIES to save money on both prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications for their pets. The .Pharmacy (dot-pharmacy) Verified Websites Program operated by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BOARDS OF PHARMACY (NABP) reviews internet-pharmacies to ensure they are properly licensed and follow applicable laws and business best practices.
Approximately 2.5 million pets were insured in the United States at the end of 2019 according to the North American Pet Health Insurance Association (NAPHIA). This marks an increase of 24.3 percent from 2018. The average Accident and Illness premium for dogs in 2019 was about $585 and $350 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.