Yikes - do you know how much it costs to take your pet to the vet. Lets just say that you should encourage your kids to be come veterinarians because you will be well looked after in your old age.
But for pet owners that don't have children who are veterinarians, taking your pet to the vet is a concern not only because your pet is unwell, but how much is it going to cost - YIKES.
Pets can be so unpredictable and often without warning pets are involved in an emergency that necessitates a visit to the vet. For those who have the foresight to obtain pet health insurance, then a visit to the vet is less stressful and the less stress that you have to endure in these situations the better. Pet Insurance brings peace of mind.
As an example - a cat that fractures their leg or a dog that swallows a foreign object can cost a pet owner more than $2000.00 in Vets fees and if you pet has the misfortune of needing cancer treatment, this can amount to more than $3500.00 in vets fees.
Often pets are regarded as a member of the family, but are not treated like a full member of the family because their health insurance is ignored.
Pet health insurance usually covers the following items:
prescribed medication, X-rays, surgeries, hospitalization, ultrasounds, MRI/CAT scans, homeopathic treatments including acupuncture and chiropractic, chemotherapy, and referrals. Good pet health insurance policies also cover endoscopy for cases of foreign body ingestion requiring surgery, and let's face it, dogs are especially prone to eating things that they shouldn't.
Increasingly more companies are not just paying out for emergencies but are also providing coverage for routine expenses such as vaccinations and routine surgery such as neutering and spaying.
Veterinarians often hear people say 'I thought about getting pet insurance, but I didn't and now it is too late. I wish that I had gotten it before my pet got sick'. Pet Health Insurance companies do not allow pet owners to claim for pre-existing problems, so you must insure before your pet has problems.
If you decide that Pooch or Pussy deserve full status in the family then visit Pet Health Insurance for details of pet health insurance that is affordable