We love our fur babies. Chances are if you have one, you love yours as well. Pets are members of the family. They play the role of child, companion, therapist, and best friend. There isn’t much we wouldn’t do for those cute, furry little effaces with suck-you-in- and-wrap-you-around-their-paw-eyes. So we say.
What happens when a major medical issue occurs and now you have a vet bill that is large enough to purchase a small isl and? Would you and are you willing to spend the money to help heal your pet?
About a decade ago, I learned about health insurance for my pets. Just like my own health insurance, I was able to pay each month and get a portion of pet expenses covered each time I took them to the veterinarian. Basically I was able to get coverage for my dog that included accident and illness plans reimburse a high percentage of my vet bill. The best part? I was able to choose any licensed veterinarian, specialist or emergency center anywhere in the world. I was also able to purchase routine care coverage to help pay for annual checkups, dental cleanings, and so much more.
I have to admit that at first it made me laugh that pet insurance existed. I know I said that my dogs were always a part of the family, but prior to a decade ago, I never associated pets with insurance. However, once brought to my attention, it made perfect sense. Just like humans, pets are at risk of injury, illness, and death. I purchased my own various and affordable policies from my insurance agent and was able to do the exact same thing with the pet insurance. The same great coverage and inexpensive rates made purchasing the policy so easy.
There are so many different types of insurance, but the one that every dog owner (or animal of choice) should consider is for pets. For me personally, it felt good knowing that not only was I providing extra protection for my dogs, but also protection for my budget and finances.
I highly recommend discussing a pet insurance policy with your agent and your veterinarian.