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Pet Insurance in Mississippi

Mississippi MapIf you are part of the more than 45% of Mississippi households who own a dog, you know the joy and companionship that come from having a furry friend at home. Studies have shown that dog owners tend to be happier and healthier than those who do not own a pet. Is it important to you to keep your Fido or Rover happy and healthy as well? Pet insurance can help you keep him in good shape while protecting your wallet as well.

Dogs can suffer from a number of conditions, but the most commonly treated ones are benign skin masses, torn ACL or cartilage, and cancer. Given that these conditions can cost from $700-$8500 to treat, without pet insurance you could find yourself having to choose between going into debt to get your pet well and needing to have your four-legged companion put to sleep because you can't afford the veterinarian's bill. While pet insurance typically covers a percentage of the total cost, it still makes it possible for most pet owners in Mississippi to help their pets without breaking the bank.

If you are a satisfied cat owner in Mississippi, you are not immune to having expensive veterinary bills. A simple tooth extraction for a cat can also cost nearly $1,000, while cancer treatments easily reach $2,000 in a typical case.

In either case, pet insurance from several companies is available in Mississippi at affordable prices; the monthly premiums generally depend on the level of coverage selected (catastrophic, comprehensive, or somewhere in between), the annual deductible, and any additional features (e.g. plans that cover routine care such as vaccinations and spaying/neutering). Be aware that pre-existing conditions may be more difficult to cover, and some dog breeds like Rottweilers and pit bulls may only receive limited coverage from a smaller number of pet insurance companies.

 

Paws for thought: why landlords' differing pet policies matter for tenants' well-being

"We are not prescriptive," continues Ms Ross. "We don't say that tenants have to have pet insurance, but we do say it is advisable. We say that in communal areas pets should be restrained, and in shel...

Published:  Tue, 13 Nov 2018 23:43:00 GMT



Pet Tales: Dogs have the strangest accidents

Ms. Stawicki tossed the heater - which apparently had ... Their veterinary bills - which are sometimes hefty - are covered by Nationwide pet health insurance. "The Hambone Award sheds light on the unf...

Published:  Fri, 16 Nov 2018 05:00:00 GMT



Three arrested after masked men with machetes steal Darlington family's pet

Writing on Facebook after the terrifying incident, Ms Leslie said her children were heartbroken over ... Figures from Direct Line Pet Insurance suggest there has been a rapid rise recently in the numb...

Published:  Mon, 12 Nov 2018 10:33:00 GMT



Aussie pet owners forking out thousands on vets

"We paid around $20 a month for pet insurance in the UK and at one stage Bobby needed a small procedure which cost $2400 and we got all the money back the following week, so it was well worth it." Ms ...

Published:  Wed, 17 Oct 2018 19:00:00 GMT



With Tigers Living Next Door, Exotic Pet Insurance Business Soars

Mississippi, Missouri, and Texas. California requires insurance too, but only for circuses and shows, according to the Humane Society of the United States. While the liability insurance is an importan...

Published:  Sat, 25 Feb 2012 07:08:00 GMT



Allianz forced to repay hundreds of thousands of dollars after misleading pet insurance customers

That places her over the age bracket at which Petplan, a pet insurance company underwritten by Allianz, will cover all her vet bills. This is despite advertising on their website and policy documents ...

Published:  Mon, 13 Jun 2016 02:19:00 GMT



An Argument for Pet Self-Insurance

noting that if she had paid for pet insurance during those 15 years, she would have paid more than $4,500. But by handling the expenses herself, she wrote, she spent less than half of that on major me...

Published:  Wed, 26 Jan 2011 07:14:00 GMT



Broken legs, exposed bone and given only Nurofen

RSPCA Inspector Clare Gordon stressed how important it is to get pet insurance and that "you can't leave the animal ... medications because they can be completely toxic to animals," Ms Gordeon said. " ...

Published:  Thu, 15 Nov 2018 12:16:00 GMT



Be ready to fight if a pet insurer, like a people insurer, denies a valid claim

It's every pet owner's worst ... "It seemed like the insurance company was delaying in hopes she'd just die." Harsh. But then, millions of people have experienced the indignity of fighting denied clai...

Published:  Fri, 26 Jan 2018 03:00:00 GMT



Should Pets Go to College

I asked this exact question of my college best friend when she simultaneously announced her daughter, Colleen, had been accepted to Mississippi State ... college students - and all pet families - shou...

Published:  Tue, 23 Oct 2012 23:30:00 GMT



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