New Zealand Dog News

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March 09, 2008

Pets have got it covered

If your pooch breaks a paw or swallows a tennis ball, the vet bill could leave you choking - and what if your cat gets cancer?

Big advances in medical science mean owners can go the extra mile for their beloved pets, but treatment carries a high price.

Try swallowing $2500 for a doggie MRI scan, $4000 for reconstructive knee surgery or up to $6000 for a course of chemotherapy.

They're some of the treatments available at Auckland's Veterinary Specialist Group where a small but growing number of clients are taking out pet insurance to cover their bills.

Treatment prices are comparable overseas, so it's not surprising pet insurance is one of the fastest growing sectors worldwide. MORE>>

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