It is a big decision on the pet parent’s part in deciding if they should have pet health insurance on their new puppy or an existing dog before medical treatment is a necessity, and having to pay full veterinarian cost that would have been avoidable by having pet insurance. Ten billion dollars is the amount that pet parents have spent on veterinarian cost this past year and will rise even higher in the near future with so many households caring for pets.
At any given time a pet needs medical attention, the charges are expected to be paid upfront, most veterinarian clinics do not offer payment plans. Perhaps the thought of having pet insurance is not a priority at this time with financial problems, but if you are able to pay your dog’s medical bills without any worries, then you would not be interested in such a policy.
Compare pet insurance companies and find out what is covered and what is not, also keep in mind that most pet insurance companies do not cover pre-existing medical conditions, this is the main reason insuring your pet while they are still young and healthy makes a lot of sense before the fact – not after.
Depending on your choice, $10 a month to $50 and upwards is usually the cost of having coverage, but at this time, $25 – $30 a month is pretty much the cost of a premium. Another thing to check into is if you have more than one pet, most of the pet insurance companies offer some sort of discount that makes it affordable for multiple coverages.
Pets between the ages of 6 to 8 weeks up to 9 years old, will be covered by most all of the pet insurance companies, but regardless of your decision, keep in mind, if you do or do not choose to insure your pet, you can expect medical problems will arise during your pets aging process, there is no way to get around it, just like humans.
This morning in reading the newspaper an interesting article about a large grocery chain stating they are now supporting pet insurance with a pet insurance company with the quick and easy process in claiming, and very affordable in protecting the health and welfare of our furry friends. When your pet is in need of veterinarian services due to accidents, sickness, and scheduled office visits, the reimbursement on a claim is usually within several weeks.
This is really a great way to go in protecting your financial concerns regarding the health of your pet. Pet insurance companies offer different coverage’s and the age of the pet may be different as well, but anywhere from several months to 9 years of age can be insured for medical coverage.
This particular pet insurance company offers coverage with the renewal of the policy that will ensure your pet for life. The eligibility of accident coverage is for all ages of dogs and cats, and deductibles may vary from one insurance company to another, but being able to save money in keeping and maintaining your pet’s health is worth every penny of the cost for pet insurance opposed to not having any coverage at all.
I am sure that all of us have heard friends, neighbors, etc., talk about how expensive their veterinarian bill was after an illness, accident, surgery, or for whatever reason. With the economy as it is today, you cannot be without a medical insurance policy on your pet, and another good reason is that the pet parent is able to use any veterinarian nationwide.