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For most people, pets are as much a part of the family as any human member, and when accidents or illness strike your furry friends, you could find yourself shelling out quite a bit of cash to help them get back on their feet. Just like you have insurance for the rest of your family, it could be worth investing in pet insurance to avoid landing yourself in debt with the veterinarian.

While it may sound a bit out-there to some, pet insurance is becoming more and more common in the U.S., with the North American Pet Health Insurance Association estimating around 4.41 million pets were insured at the end of 2021 – up 27.7% from 2020.

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Brittney Meredith-Miller

Brittney Meredith-Miller is assistant editor of PropertyCasualty360.com. She can be reached at [email protected].