Is Pet Insurance Right for You? The Facts

 In Pet Care

Caring for a pet can be costly.  At Andes-Straley Veterinary Hospital, we believe that pet insurance is extremely beneficial to the pet and for the owner.   Pet insurance covers a large portion of the bill should your pet become sick or injured.  It is best to enroll when your pet is young and healthy.  Pet insurance does not cover pre-existing conditions.

Pet Insurance – Is it right for me?

To get started with your policy, you will tell us about your pet, then select the coverage that you need and afterward choose the best policy for your family.  It’s just that simple!

Here are three benefits:

Preventive Healthcare

Pet insurance covers the cost of annual check-ups which makes it a great reason to stay on top of those yearly visits. More frequent vet visits will allow the pet to be more comfortable in a potentially stressful environment and will cause less anxiety and allow the pet to feel more comfortable with the veterinarian and staff.

Behavioral Issues

Biting, aggression, marking, excessive vocalizations are all behavior and mental health issues that affect our beloved pets. Insurances that cover mental illness are not only progressive, but should be pursued as these issues are common and cause stressful living conditions in the home.  Insurance enables the pet to receive the behavioral training and help they need without the owner needing to worry about the costly bills.

Accidents and Illnesses

Accidents are often the main reason to have pet insurance.  Dog bites, fractures, and object ingestion can cost thousands of dollars to treat. A ligament repair in dogs can cost between $3,000 and $7,000, not including X-rays, anesthesia, and follow-up care including physical therapy. For cats, a urinary obstruction (UO) usually requires lab testing, antibiotics, and even surgery, leaving the owner with a bill of $3,000 or more.  Bringing your pet into a pet emergency room when needed is crucial to giving your pet the best chance of quicker recovery times from whatever the accident or illness. With pet insurances able to cover thousands of dollars worth of procedures and tests, you will know that your pet is able to receive the care needed.

How Do I Get Pet Insurance?

Several plans are available- to learn more about which company and plan is best for you, please see all available plans here.

For more information, please contact us.