Whether you’re a dog or a cat person, or just have a few pigeons in the shed, we British love our pets. With dogs now being more popular than cats, and more than 17 million pet cats or dogs being registered in the UK, there is a lot of money to be made when things go wrong and a vet is needed.
We’ve all heard the saying a dog is for life not just for Christmas, but when you add up how much is spent on man’s best friend over the course of their life time- with inflation rising the way it is- Sainsbury’s Pet Insurance estimates that dog owners can expect to pay up to £17,000 in total. This works out quite a lot of money for our dear little friends. Approximately 20% of that is estimated to be the cost of vet bills. As the cost of their services are rising at a rate about 15% a year, taking your pet to the veterinary centre can work out to be quite an ordeal if you haven’t got the cash available.
More and more people are finding themselves in these kinds of situations and with a growing number of pets suffering from pet obesity related illnesses, such as diabetes, arthritis and heart disease, the trips to the vets are becoming more frequent. We all hate to see them suffer so do what we can to help. For some, the cash is unavailable though. If this is you, you may have thought about taking out a short term loan or payday loan; a quick and effortless way of getting money in to your account before payday. Money is lent on a 14-31 day basis and it doesn’t matter about previous credit history. The much loved pet gets the treatment that they need and the money is paid back on payday.
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