"Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology concluded in a new paper that animal health is just as inefficient as human health. Their study was published recently by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).To examine end-of-life spending, the authors collected records from one California veterinary clinic and found that the owners of 44 dogs who suffered from lymphoma spent much more in the final months of life than they had prior to the diagnosis. Medicare data shows similar trends in human medicine, they say.
Of course, there are some key differences between human and pet health, not the least of which is insurance coverage. Although several new pet insurers have popped up in recent years, only about 1% of dog and cat owners opt to carry coverage, according to several estimates." - Arlene Weintraub
Don't let the inefficiency of all healthcare get you down. Healthcar is changing. Slowly, but it is changing. The pet insurance is growing which has potential to help pet owners as well. Also there is this amazing drug called LDN which can help you, your loved ones, and your pets. Pets have the same receptors to LDN as humans do. We know how successful LDN has been in humans and the number of pets taking LDN grows everyday! We have seen to many success stories to not share LDN with the world!