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Pet Insurance in Colorado

Colorado MapCancer: spleen, eyelid, liver, abdominal wall, mouth, nasal cavity. These conditions are among the top ten affecting cats and dogs in an average year. The typical cost? Anywhere from $700-$8500. It is no wonder that some pet owners are faced with the excruciating choice between going into debt to take care of their furry family member and putting it to sleep. What can Colorado residents do to avoid having to make this terrible decision?

Pet insurance is available to help defray the costs of small- and large-ticket veterinary costs. These plans can vary widely in terms of premiums, coverage, and deductibles. For example, a comprehensive pet insurance plan might cover illnesses, hereditary conditions, and accidents, while a more limited plan would exclude any pre-existing conditions and routine wellness care and cover only the most catastrophic events.

Dog owners should also be aware that certain breeds - Rottweilers, pit bulls, and chow chows, to name a few - may be more difficult to cover and that any prospective plans should be reviewed to make sure they include the particular breed of dog owned. Another consideration is whether costs are reimbursed as incurred or on a "reasonable and customary" basis; the latter could wind up being significantly less than what is actually charged by the veterinarian. Pet insurance that uses percentage-based payouts can help to avoid expensive surprises in that regard.

From mixed-breed cats adopted out of rescue to purebred Labrador Retrievers purchased through a breeder, all pets in Colorado can receive better care for a lifetime through the use of pet insurance.


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Published:  Thu, 18 Apr 2019 16:09:00 GMT

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Published:  Fri, 19 Apr 2019 03:11:00 GMT

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Published:  Fri, 19 Apr 2019 05:13:00 GMT

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Published:  Tue, 16 Apr 2019 12:22:00 GMT

Soaring vet fees and bad health of 'designer' dogs have seen pet insurance costs rise 75 per cent

Soaring vet fees and the bad health of many designer dogs are blamed for huge increases in pet insurance claims and costs. The number of claims made on pet cover has shot up 75 per cent in a decade, ...

Published:  Thu, 18 Apr 2019 12:02:00 GMT

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The ABI's senior policy adviser for pet insurance, Joe Ahern, said: "There is no NHS for animals, so if you've not got a pet policy in place - you risk having to foot veterinary bills out of your own ...

Published:  Fri, 19 Apr 2019 02:38:00 GMT

Co-op campaign challenges the prevailing negativity of insurance adverts

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Published:  Thu, 18 Apr 2019 05:38:00 GMT

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When Adrian Neal's beloved dog Poppy had to be put to sleep, he was grateful his pet insurance would at least cover her vet bills. But despite paying more than £1,500 in premiums over eight years, the ...

Published:  Tue, 09 Apr 2019 20:21:00 GMT

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