Is Pet Insurance Worth It?

Pet Health Insurance 101

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Recently, The Greensboro Grasshoppers confirmed Master Yogi Berra has an inoperable cancerous tumor. The 9-year old lab is expected to last just a few more months. Yogi has been with the Grassphoppers since 2009.

Yogi's owner is the president and general manager of the Hoppers. As you can imagine, this is a tough time for him. It would be for any pet parent.

With Yogi in mind, 2 Wants To Know took a look at pet health insurance. 

Consumer Reports said pet insurance can really pay off if you have a young animal that ends up with a serious illness or injury. If your pet is older, it can cost more and the coverage can be less comprehensive - so it might not be worth it.

Premiums vary widely and depend on the coverage you choose, the age of your pet and the breed. The average premiums start at $16 per month for a cat and $22 per month for a dog. 

If you're considering a policy for your pet, Consumer Reports says - start by reviewing plans online. You should be able to get a free quote, which will allow you to compare cost versus coverage. Check how premiums might increase as your pet ages.

► Make it easy to keep up to date with more stories like this. Download the WFMY News 2 App now.

Have a news tip? Email news@wfmy.com, visit our Facebook page or Twitter

Copyright 2017 WFMY


JOIN THE CONVERSATION

To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the
Conversation Guidelines and FAQs

Leave a Comment
TRENDING VIDEOS