More owners buy health insurance for pet family members

04/12/2011 | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Providers began selling pet insurance about 30 years ago, but sales of policies only began taking off during the past decade, as more people started treating pets as family members and expecting access to pricier veterinary treatments. Policies vary in coverage and price, depending on a pet's age, general health and the extent of coverage. For more information, read AVMA's guidelines on pet insurance and more information to help clients decide whether it's right for them.

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