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Pet Insurance Costs Up 50 Percent In Past 10 Years

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According to the American Pet Products Association, the average dog and cat owner now spends about $650 a year on pet medical care, up nearly 50 percent over the past decade. The CEO of one pet insurance company told the Wall Street Journal that innovations in human medicine have come to the vet side, from MRIs and CAT scans to chemotherapy and radiation.
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