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Pet Insurance in Texas

Texas MapIf you live in Texas, chances are good that you have a dog, as the state ranks 9th in America for highest percentages of households with at least one Rover in the family. Whether you own a frisky feline or a calm canine, have you considered the benefits of having pet insurance?

You may think that such coverage is not worth the monthly premiums or annual deductibles required, or maybe you have the impression that veterinary costs are decreasing. On the contrary, many Texans are discovering that they can't afford not to have pet insurance, as the average prices for veterinary procedures have increased as technology has advanced, making life-saving care a costly possibility. Sadly, some pet lovers have chosen to have beloved animal companions put to sleep rather than go into debt to cover the expenses of a surgery or other treatment.

Pet insurance can help you avoid having to make that difficult decision without putting you into financial dire straits. If you prefer lower premiums, policies are available that leave routine care in your hands while covering significant percentages of any catastrophic illness or injury that may occur. However, if you prefer greater peace of mind knowing that nearly every possible treatment is covered, a higher-premium plan might be a better option. Some pet insurance companies offer add-ons that can also pay for routine veterinary care such as vaccinations, neutering/spaying, and yearly wellness visits. Be aware that pet insurance policies are not required to cover pre-existing conditions, certain dog breeds (most often impacted are pit bulls, Rottweilers, and chow chows), or elderly pets, so make sure that any plan you select fits the criteria you most need.


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Under current Texas law, it's not illegal to own a pet tiger, though there are a number of requirements, including state-issued permits and insurance. Senate Bill 641 by state Sen. Joan Huffman, R-Hou...

Published:  Thu, 14 Feb 2019 08:03:00 GMT

Does Texas allow tigers as pets

Texas. According to a press release, the tiger found Monday will be "joining more than 800 resident animals, including two tigers - Charlie, rescued from a breeder in 2016, and Alex, a former pet who ...

Published:  Wed, 13 Feb 2019 02:27:00 GMT

In Re Texas Christian University

On January 25, 2019, the Texas Supreme Court issued In re Houston Specialty Insurance Co, No. 17-1060 ... Houston [14th Dist.] 2013, pet. denied). Listenbee argues the inequitable conduct exception ap...

Published:  Sun, 17 Feb 2019 21:50:00 GMT

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Their employers and insurance companies are hungry for ... has 100 employees at several locations around Texas. The company builds desks, outdoor canopies, display cases, stage sets, pet carriers, bul...

Published:  Sat, 16 Feb 2019 16:13:00 GMT

Good Samaritan saves injured dog, faces $30,000 in vet bills

And while consumer demand for high-end veterinarian care continues to grow, less than four percent of pet owners have pet insurance here, which is becoming a problem that is far too common. "For emerg...

Published:  Sat, 16 Feb 2019 07:46:00 GMT

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