12.3 Million Pets Remain Uninsured

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This poll by a U.K. animal insurance company addresses the number of people with health insurance for their animal companions and what influences decisions to insure companion animals. The poll finds that over half (56%) of respondents do not have insurance for their companion animals.

This poll finds that 56% of pet owners surveyed do not have pet insurance. 25% cite an inability to afford insurance as the main reason. Even though cost is an issue for purchasing insurance, the poll also found that 58% of pet owners would pay whatever it takes to get a sick pet healthy again. 43% indicate they would be willing to delve into savings, 36% would use a credit card, and 17% would ask friends or family for financial support if needed.

Spot Check Number: 1919
Animal Type: Companion Animals
Research Method: Unknown or Not Applicable
Geographic Region: International
Population Descriptors: Pet owners
Year Conducted: 2011
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