Pet insurance market still young in Singapore

Veterinary surgeon Don Goh in his clinic. He estimates that for dogs with cancer, each chemotherapy session can cost between $500 and $700.
Veterinary surgeon Don Goh in his clinic. He estimates that for dogs with cancer, each chemotherapy session can cost between $500 and $700.ST PHOTO: KHALID BABA

Pets can rack up big medical bills as they get older, but few owners have plans to buy insurance for them.

Ms Cheryl Goh, who works in the oil and gas industry, said she was advised against buying pet insurance because "it was costly, and really did not cover much".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 22, 2019, with the headline 'Pet insurance market still young in S'pore'. Print Edition | Subscribe