One of the most rewarding experiences you will ever have. Thanks to new developments in veterinary medicine, pets today enjoy longer, healthier lives than ever before. Did you know that many dogs in the U.S. now live 12 years or more, almost double their average lifespan in the 1950s? Indoor cats now often thrive for 14 years or longer.

Obviously, responsible pet ownership has a price. In addition to the cost of quality food and routine veterinary visits to keep your pet healthy, you should also plan for accidents and unexpected, potentially major illnesses that, while expensive to treat, need not be fatal.