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Pet Insurance in Wisconsin

Wisconsin MapPet insurance is becoming more common in Wisconsin, as pet ownership has reached more than 50% of all households in the state. Whether a woman has a faithful German Shepherd for companionship and protection, or a family has a patient Persian for its beauty and popularity, all pets in Wisconsin can benefit from the coverage offered by pet insurance policies.

Costs for typical procedures are on the rise; while veterinary medicine has made it possible to prolong pets' lives, those advances are not free. One popular pet insurance company conducted a survey to determine the most common surgical procedures in a year, and the results were startling. The surgery claimed most often in dogs was the removal of benign skin masses, with more than 22,000 policyholder claims in a typical 12-month period, and at an average cost of nearly $1,000. Within that same study, tooth extraction was found to be the procedure conducted most frequently for cats; it too had a cost generally in the neighborhood of $925.

While those amounts might not seem particularly surprising, consider that the ninth most common treatment for dogs - surgery to address cancer of the liver - had an average price tag of almost $8,600. Faced with that estimate from a veterinarian, is it any wonder that some pet owners make the heartbreaking choice to have their beloved companions put to sleep, rather than have to take out a loan to pay for the procedure?

Fortunately, pet insurance policies can pay for a large percentage of veterinary expenses and alleviate the burden of that decision from pet owners. A number of policies are available in Wisconsin, so pet lovers can choose among plans that meet their animals' needs while still fitting into their budgets. Of course, monthly premiums and annual deductibles vary according to the amount of coverage desired.


Business Moves

Program specialist NSM Insurance Group has acquired Embrace Pet Insurance, a Cleveland-based national provider ... headquartered in Shawano, Wisconsin. Led by Mike Prey and his team, Prey Insurance ...

Published:  Mon, 18 Feb 2019 14:11:00 GMT

Healthy Paws Pet Insurance Reports End of 2018 Statistics

SEATTLE, March 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthy Paws Pet Insurance-the #1 customer-rated provider of insurance for dogs and cats- proudly announces their end of year statistics for 2018. From an ...

Published:  Thu, 07 Mar 2019 07:10:00 GMT

Are you prepared for a pet emergency? Most Americans are not

"Sometimes pet insurance is really worth looking at," said Peter Creedon ... a veterinarian at Best Friends Veterinary Center in Grafton, Wisconsin. Dr. Boss also said that she wishes people would ...

Published:  Thu, 14 Jun 2018 08:25:00 GMT

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

That's why pet insurance in the United States has grown into a nearly ... Dr. David Vail, an oncologist at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine, said he "would tend to agree that ...

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

Get rid of unwanted medications during Drug Take-Back Day

Another option - the Wisconsin Drug Repository - is available for those seeking to dispose of unopened, unexpired medications. These drugs are then donated to people with cancer or chronic disease who ...

Published:  Sun, 14 Apr 2019 22:06:00 GMT

Pet therapy can benefit senior living residents

A number of scientific studies have shown the use of pet therapy ... million insurance policy covering the animal, and then is free to begin visiting area senior living facilities with which PHP has ...

Published:  Mon, 15 Oct 2018 00:28:00 GMT

Top Workplaces: QPS Employment Group enhances 'employee experience'

Right now, the company is looking into offering pet insurance for employees who could use such help ... QPS, which has about 150 employees in Wisconsin and 350 overall, is a staffing and recruiting ...

Published:  Fri, 12 Apr 2019 05:00:07 GMT

Pet dogs in city buildings pose a challenge for service dogs, trainers say

Ragland also said owners would have to have insurance ... Aaron Backer, Executive Director of Wisconsin Academy for Graduate Service Dogs, said other dogs could be a distraction to service dogs. "If ...

Published:  Wed, 06 Feb 2019 10:27:00 GMT

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