The Los Angeles Daily News has reported that some employers are offering pet insurance to their employees.

Chipotle Mexican Grill is one of a growing number of companies that discount and subsidize pet insurance as a perk to workers.

According to the article, “The nation’s oldest and largest pet insurer, Veterinary Pet Insurance, offers policies at one in three Fortune 500 companies, as well as 3,400 other companies and associations across the nation……”

As a society we spend more money on our pets now than ever before.  A lot of this expense is on medical care.  The Veterinarian can do so much more for our pets now, if you have the funds to cover the care they prescribe.  As a pet sitter and pet care professional, I think this is a wonderful idea.  I see, first-hand, the dilemma people face when they are told that without a costly procedure their beloved pet could die.  They want so much to save their pet, but when push comes to shove, they just can’t afford it.

With Pet Insurance, this care can be given.   The fact that some employers are offering this benefit to their employees is awesome, to say the least.  We have come a long way and our bond to our pets has become very strong.  Who wouldn’t want the best for their pet?

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