What if your pet becomes sick or is critically injured and needs expensive care? What can you do? This is a common problem that veterinarians often face. And trust me, it is not a problem that we enjoy. Veterinarians would rather work on making your pet better than deal with the cost of providing good pet care.
Pet insurance can be expensive, especially if you have a multi-pet home. Many animal lovers want to be able to insure all of their pets but simply can't afford to do so. If you are stuck in this situation, how do you decide which pets to insure? That is a difficult question. The fact is, every animal carries some risk of illness or injury.
Disasters happen in every part of the country and around the world. There is no one place that anyone can live that promises to be disaster free. There are floods, earthquakes, hurricanes and even fires. Many of us have homeowner's insurance or renter's insurance just in case any of these disasters strike.
How do I see a specialist if I have pet insurance? At times your pet might require the services of a highly trained (and often very expensive) specialist for their healthcare. Are these costs covered with pet insurance plans? How do you ensure these charges are covered? Today I want to answer that question for you.
We all want our pets to be safe and healthy. We commonly do all kinds of things to prevent disease, maintain health and prevent problems. For example, we prevent illness by vaccinating our dogs and cats, we try to maintain wellness by feeding a good quality food and use medications to prevent fleas and ticks.
Should I Get Pet Insurance for My Dog? As a veterinarian I hear this question nearly every other day: “Should I get pet insurance for my dog?” Dog lovers often have many questions on the subject including “Does pet insurance pay for itself?” and “How late is too late to get pet insurance for my dog?” These are excellent questions with no easy answers.
Pet Insurance Differences: Copay Vs. Benefits Schedule There are over 20 pet insurance companies which offer coverage to pets in North America. This list is constantly changing with new companies being added and other dropping out. Each company has differences in coverage, how claims are processed, and how the claims are paid.
Cardigan Welsh Corgi and Pet Insurance - A Story to Consider We never know when our pets might get sick. Just like with people, the world is unpredictable. You can try to protect them from accidents and dangerous situations, but you just can't know what each day will bring. Sometimes genetics just aren't in their favor and they become ill.
Some of the most common diseases in cats are treatable, even those which are incurable. Veterinary medicine has come a long way and jumps new hurtles every year, keeping our animals healthy and living with us longer. However, this medicine is not free. Many of the tests and treatments for animals can be rather expensive.
So many of us would take the food off our own plates to care for our animals. We just love them that much. We would go into debt, live leaner and maybe even give up some of the basics in life. What if you didn't have to do that though? What if you could have given your pet the care he needed without having to dip into your savings?
Does Pet Insurance Cover Chocolate Toxicity? Tis the season for chocolates, but that doesn't mean your dog should get his share. Chocolate is strictly a human's only treat. There are so many perils in the household for the curious canine. It is easy to forget and let a trouble-making pooch get himself into a bit of trouble.
As you shop for pet insurance, there are several terms you will see over and over. Accident - an accident is an unexpected or unintended action that results in Injury to your pet. Alternative Therapy - these are treatments or medications that are not considered a part of traditional medicine and includes: acupuncture, chiropractic, holistic, homeopathic, hydrotherapy, physiotherapy or rehabilitative.
The Cost of Adopting a Cat Adopting a cat is one of the most selfless acts that you can do. Well, maybe. We all know how much a cat brings to our home, especially one that would not have had a good home otherwise. Truth is it feels wonderful to adopt a cat! Sometimes though, you get more than you bargained for with your new friend.
Does Pet Insurance Cover Hyperthyroidism in Cats? As your cat gets older, you may worry more about her health. Maybe you've had more than a dozen wonderful years with her, but you really hope to share your life with her for as long as possible. Getting the best possible care for her can help. I often recommend that people look into pet insurance early on in their cat's lives.
How Does Pet Insurance Work? When considering if you should get pet insurance for your pet, pet owners want to know - how does pet insurance work? Pet insurance is different from human health insurance. The general protocol for most pet insurance companies is to do the following steps: You see your vet for a problem at which time you pay your veterinarian at the time services are rendered.
Pet Insurance For Louie the Snoodle - You Never Know The thing about life is that you just don't know what will happen. Luck comes in spurts, sometimes good and sometimes bad. Like they say, “When it rains, it pours.” Many of us have insurance for those days when it's pouring. Health insurance, car insurance, home owners insurance and even life insurance seem like a good investment, but many of us don't think we need pet insurance.
Should You Consider Pet Insurance For Your New Cat? Adopting a new cat is so exciting! You've probably been thinking about it for sometime and now that the moment has finally arrived you can barely wait to get down to the shelter and save your new friend. However, you shouldn't forget to be prepared.
Is My Breed Covered By Pet Insurance? A dog's breed is an important factor in pet insurance. Is your breed covered? Do pet insurance coverage limits change based on breed? The answer is no; pet insurance companies cover every breed including mixed breeds and “designer dogs” (common mixes such as the cockapoo or labradoodle).
Trying to figure out if pet insurance is right for you can be difficult. Here is the question…”Can you afford an unexpected thousand bucks expense?” Or even more? If not, and not many of us can, then you should consider pet insurance. Medical care for cats, including diagnostic tests and treatment options, is becoming increasingly more sophisticated.
Is Pet Insurance Right for You and Your Dog? Have you considered pet insurance for you dog? I get a lot of questions from clients and my readers about pet insurance. Is it right for you? What do you need to consider? The word “insurance” often evokes feelings of stress in many of us. Insurance companies seem to have confusing policies with a variety of rates and sometimes it is difficult to determine if we need it, what we need and if it is a good value.