Mary Kate D’Souza co-founded an online health and estate planning company called Gentreo and she says more people are planning around their pet.
“In America now, not as many people are getting married now and having families and their animals are their families and so they want to take care of them,” D’Souza said.
As part of their plans, they now offer pet power of attorney.
“It helps particularly with financial issues because vets and other caregivers are reluctant to do a major surgery,” D’Souza said.
She says it’s a concern for people who travel often and are sometimes not immediately reachable online or by phone.