July 26, 2007 (Boise, ID) – Pet families are doing more and more to care for their pets. In the United States, 63% of households have pets and 37% of pet owners consider their pets important family members. Over 70 Million U.S. households own dogs or cats, and 45% of U.S. households own more than one pet.
Consumer spending on pets has more than doubled from $17 billion in 1994 to over $38.4 billion in 2006, according to the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association (APPMA). The APPMA association projects $15.2 billion will be spent on food, $9.3 billion on supplies and over-the-counter-medications, and $9.4 billion on veterinary care in 2007.
According to Jack Stephens, DVM, president and founder of Pets Best Insurance, “We are very pleased with the progress Pets Best has made growing our company across the United States. We have just a few states remaining in the Northeast and Pets Best will be available in every state. We have many friends and colleagues in the great state of Connecticut who have been patiently waiting for our approval. We are pleased to be in a position to support and fund the great care provided by these veterinarians.”
Pets Best Insurance reimburses pet owners for services from the veterinarian they choose, with no schedules or fee restrictions, truly establishing it as “Pet insurance that really pays!” Pets Best Insurance was founded by Dr. Jack Stephens, the pioneer of the pet insurance with over 25 years in the pet insurance industry. Dr. Stephens is also an accomplished veterinarian and avid pet enthusiast. Pets Best includes a choice of four affordable coverage plans with a straightforward 80:20 claims reimbursement structure and NO benefit schedules. The Pets Best Insurance team is a highly skilled and professional group of pet lovers who have developed products based on innovation and insight into veterinary care. Visit Pets Best Insurance at www.petsbest.com or phone 877-PetsBest (738-7237). Pets Best Insurance, Simply the best pet insurance.