Animal owners in favor of cancer test
One out of four responding animal owners are in favor of using a test for early detection of cancer in their pets. More than 40 percent are willing to pay equivalent to 70 USD or more of their own money for the test, and 50 percent might consider asking their veterinarian for a test.
In the beginning of 2017 Alertix Veterinary Diagnostics conducted two market studies in order to investigate how animal owners feel about matters concerning cancer in pets.
The two Swedish studies included 100 dog owners and the same number of cat owners. And it turned out that a third of them had, or used to have had, an animal that had suffered from cancer.
It also turned out that a majority of the respondents considered a cancer test for the dog and the cat to be of great use. Approx. 90 percent of the animal owners would use such a test in order to detect cancer at an early stage, and three out of four respondents were in favor of using the test for monitoring cancer treatment. The same number thought it would be a good idea to use a cancer test for yearly follow-up of cancer treatment.
A significant proportion of the animal owners also were in favor of paying part of the cost not covered by insurance with their own money. 40 percent declared ready to pay equivalent to 70 USD or more.
Alertix’ CEO Bengt Åstrand regards the result as a clear indication that the business concept of the company is well founded.
– The numbers also show that there is a need for Alertix’ cancer tests. Our products will definitely play an important role in future veterinary care.
- Three out of four are in favor of using a test for early detection of cancer in their pets.
- More than 40 percent are willing to pay equivalent to 70 USD of their own money for a cancer test.
- 50 percent of the animal owners might consider asking their veterinarian for a cancer test.
- One out of three has experience of cancer in their own pets.