EPISODE 231 | RELEASED October 30, 2023

Pet Health Insurance Is Worth It! | Dr. Amanda Hensley

Dr. Amanda Hensley says every pet should have pet insurance, in part because you can “pay ahead” on your likely $10K in unexpected pet health expenses.


Taking care of a dog or other pet adds up over time. In addition to the daily overhead expenses of food and shelter, there’s the yearly expenses of routine vet care. But what about other expenses? Dr. Amanda Hensley estimates that on average, there is about $10,000 in “unanticipated” medical expenses over the course of a lifetime.

Pet insurance can help cover those costs – and is probably going to cost you less over the lifetime of your pet than going without it. So says our guest Dr. Amanda Hensley, who says she will “die on this hill: every pet should have pet insurance.”

Dr. Hensley explains the difference between wellness plans and accident and illness plans, who offers them, how much they cost … and whether you should get one, the other, or both.

Links Mentioned in Today’s Show:

Article about Pet Health Insurance: https://www.dogcancer.com/articles/stress-and-finances/pet-health-insurance/

Healthy Paws Pet Insurance: https://www.healthypawspetinsurance.com/

Fetch Pet Insurance: https://www.fetchpet.com/

Dr. Jules Benson with Nationwide Insurance podcast episodes:



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