I've been working on an audiobook version of my book, "Pet Health Insurance:A Veterinarian's Perspective." I decided to include a sample chapter of the book entitled "Putting An End To Economic Euthanasia" in this episode. Perhaps you've never heard the term "economic euthanasia" before. It is a sad reality that costs pets their lives everyday in this country.
The good news is that economic euthanasia is a problem that is preventable when pet owners have a plan in place to pay for their pets healthcare - wellness care, unexpected serious acute illnesses and chronic, recurrent problems where the cumulative cost can be significant over time.
I hope this episode is able to shine a light on a problem we don't often talk about and encourage both veterinarians and pet owners to take steps to end economic euthanasia. Specifically, the potential role of pet insurance is discussed.