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More than 50% of California households own at least one pet. Because of advances in medicine, veterinarians can provide life-saving treatment to sick or injured cats and dogs, significantly improving both their life expectancy and their owner's peace of mind. Unfortunately, these modern procedures can come with a hefty price tag.
A routine examination with preventative tests and vaccinations can cost from $200 to $400. However, that is the lower end of the price range for veterinary bills; for gravely ill pets, chemotherapy, hip replacement, and other treatments can easily reach totals of $5000 or more.
Pet Insurance allows loving pet owners to enjoy their pets' company for many years without having to consider putting it to sleep rather than paying for expensive procedures. Many pet insurance companies exist today that can defray the costs of life-saving procedures and other care. But, these companies vary in terms of services covered, premiums, customer service, and timeframes for claim reimbursement.
Californians should consider several factors when comparing pet insurance plans, particularly because plans can be quite different from the health insurance used by humans. For instance, some insurers do not cover hereditary conditions (e.g. feline kidney failure or canine hip dysplasia), pre-existing conditions, or preventable conditions (such as periodontal disease). Also, if coverage is used to treat a particular ailment in one year, that disorder may then be excluded in the following year or an additional fee may be charged because it is then viewed as a pre-existing condition. While typical plans cover predominantly catastrophic situations involving accidents or illnesses, some do offer add-on "wellness coverage" for yearly checkups, spaying/neutering, and routine vaccinations.
From "designer" dogs to adorable kittens adopted from a rescue organization, California pets and their owners can benefit from the coverage offered by pet insurance and worry less about what may happen in the future.
Pet Insurance In The News
Consumer Reports Magazine revealed that about 1.4 million pets in the United States and Canada were covered by pet insurance at the end of 2014, according to the North American Pet Health Association. Some of the major providers include the ASPCA (through ...
Published: Fri, 18 May 2018 09:17:00 GMT
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Published: Mon, 14 May 2018 06:58:00 GMT
Resolving cat bladder stones can average about $1,900. Insuring your pet can also be expensive. Typical pet insurance for a dog can cost between $30 and $150 a month, for a cat between $10- and $50 a month. And Bodnar said you'll want to check the fine ...
Published: Fri, 18 May 2018 20:11:00 GMT
When our niece and her husband adopted their fur baby Layla (pictured above), an adorable Labrador/Husky mix, it was love at first sight. Through their veterinarian's puppy plan, the spay surgery, microchipping, all her vaccinations and tests were ...
Published: Thu, 10 May 2018 01:45:00 GMT
The outlook for health-related companies and services, such as diagnostics apps and pet health insurance, is strong. On the other hand, the future of connected consumer devices, such as pet activity monitoring hardware, remains cloudy as relatively young ...
Published: Tue, 15 May 2018 07:33:00 GMT
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Published: Thu, 10 May 2018 10:48:00 GMT
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Published: Mon, 14 May 2018 06:28:00 GMT
But Perlowitz and his wife, Jamie, had purchased pet insurance after adopting Gracie in 2014. "Because we didn't know much about her past or what medical issues she might have, we wanted to have the insurance just in case," Perlowitz said.
Published: Sat, 12 May 2018 19:30:00 GMT
Embrace Pet Insurance shares top reasons why employers should be convinced to participate in Pet Sitters International's Take Your Dog to Work Day on Friday, June 22, 2018. CLEVELAND, May 14, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Embrace Pet Insurance is pleased to ...
Published: Mon, 14 May 2018 01:46:00 GMT
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