All About Pet Insurance

MRIs. Emergency room visits. Long-term hospitalizations. Cancer treatments. Blood transfusions. We’re not talking about a Grey’s Anatomy rerun, but the advanced medical treatments that are commonplace in veterinary hospitals around the country. Indeed, pet parents have more options available to them than ever before to extend the lives of their furry loved ones.

Modern veterinary technology is certainly amazing, but it’s not without a price. That is where pet insurance can make a big difference for pet owners. Like medical insurance for humans, pet insurance can provide financial peace of mind when your pet needs veterinary care.

Is Pet Insurance Worth It?

In short, yes.

Dog and cat owners in the U.S. spend roughly $250 per year on routine wellness visits for their pets. This may not seem like much, and if your pet is healthy and hasn’t needed emergency or specialty care yet, it’s easy to view pet insurance as an unnecessary expense.

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How Pet Insurance Promotes Lifelong Wellness and Peace of Mind

Aug_iStock_000024894111_MediumJust like us, our pets require exams, screenings, treatment, and preventative care throughout their lives.  From those early kitten and puppy stages, when our new friends need their important rounds of vaccinations and their spay or neuter surgery, to their senior years, when increasing risks for various diseases bring them in to the clinic with greater frequency.

We love our pets like family, and like our own family, insurance can provide a level of peace of mind and planning that cannot be attained in an emergency.

Insuring your pet is one of the single most important ways you can be assured that your best friend will receive important surgeries, treatment options, preventative care, and access to more advanced forms of alternative treatment modalities. Continue…

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