Our pets are beloved members of our families. They require love and protection equal to every other member of the family, and we want to give them the best care possible. However, that care can be costly with routine veterinary visits and pet hospital and emergency services. Pet insurance can save you money and also heartache if treatments and services outweigh your ability to pay for them.
Benefits of Pet Insurance
There are many benefits for purchasing pet insurance.
One in three pets will need emergency veterinary treatment within any given year. The average cost of an unexpected visit to the vet can cost anywhere from $800 to $1,500. Pet insurance helps alleviate and offset some of this financial burden.
Focus on Your Pet’s Health
When your pet’s health is covered by insurance, you can focus more on your pet’s health and less on the cost of care. You are more likely to be able to afford the costly surgery, procedure or treatment your pet requires.
Peace of Mind
Pet insurance also gives you peace of mind knowing that if your pet does require unexpected, expensive care, you can afford to take care of them the way you want to.
Advice for Pets Owners During COVID-19
During the pandemic, pet owners are concerned about the risk of their pets becoming infected with COVID-19. The virus that causes COVID-19 can spread from people to animals in some situations—mostly after close contact with people infected with COVID-19. However, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) considers the risk of pets, including cats and dogs, to become infected with COVID-19 to be small. To protect your pet from COVID-19, take into consideration these precautions from the CDC.
- Keep cats indoors when possible and do not let them roam freely outside.
- Walk dogs on a leash at least six feet away from others.
- Avoid public places where a large number of people gather.
- Do not put a mask on pets. Masks could harm your pet.
- There is no evidence that the virus can spread to people from the skin, fur, or hair of pets. Do not wipe or bathe your pet with chemical disinfectants, alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, or other products, such as hand sanitizer, counter-cleaning wipes, or other industrial or surface cleaners. Talk to your veterinarian if you have questions about appropriate products for bathing or cleaning your pet.
- If you are sick with COVID-19 (either suspected or confirmed by a test), you should restrict contact with your pets and other animals. People sick with COVID-19 should avoid contact with pets and other animals.
Contact Us for a Quote
Pet insurance can be a good investment and remove financial barriers from pet care decisions. There are different plans available to meet your needs and budget. Contact us to learn more and get a quote.