Are you considering getting health insurance for your pet? Here are a few things to consider to determine if it’s right for you and your pet.
What is Pet Health Insurance?
It is a type of insurance that will help you pay for your veterinary bills when care is needed for your cats or dogs.
What will the Pet Insurance Cover?
While all plans are different and should be closely reviewed, most plans will protect your pets if they are in an accident or diagnosed with an illness. They can also be used to offset the costs of routine preventative care such as teeth cleaning and vaccinations. Some plans may even cover spaying and neutering. Tail docking, dew claw removal, and ear cropping are not routinely covered.
Benefits of Pet Health Insurance?
Money. With pet insurance, you are covering yourself for unexpected expenses down the road. The costs of our health care and veterinary care continues to rise. Surgeries can cost several thousand dollars in addition to the cost of medications and possible post-surgical rehabilitation.
How Much does Pet Health Insurance Cost?
There are several factors that will influence the cost of your pets programs such as their age and breed. Programs for under $10 a month are available.
Who to choose?
- Ask your veterinarian which program/s they accept in their clinic
- If you are considering insurance for more than one pet, see if the company offers multiple pet discount programs
- Compare plans with similar coverage