These days, there are many kinds of insurance designed to protect the possessions that are most dear to us. There’s health insurance, auto insurance, homeowner’s insurance—the list goes on. Since our pets are so important to us, it makes sense that pet insurance should exist as well. Though pet insurance is a lot like health insurance for humans, there are a few differences.
Here’s a brief look:
- Economical Plans
Just like us, our pets are susceptible to cuts, broken bones, and illnesses. Often, these injuries are even severe enough to merit medical attention. Just like human healthcare, veterinary care can be expensive—that’s where pet insurance comes in. When you opt for an economical pet insurance plan, you can ensure that your dog, cat, or exotic pet receives reasonably-priced treatment for its illness or injury.
- Comprehensive Plans
Since many pets are carefully bred to look or behave a certain way, there are inevitably a few side effects. About 30% of Dalmatians are born with abnormal hearing. Luckily, a comprehensive pet insurance plan covers many hereditary-related disorders, in addition to injuries and illnesses. However, like human health insurance, pet insurance does not cover costs related to certain pre-existing conditions.
- Big Savings
Just as with human procedures, pet surgery and medical treatment can easily cost thousands of dollars. Instead of putting your pet to sleep after hearing the vet’s estimate, pet insurance can take care of all costs. For less than a dollar a day, you can extend the life of your dog, cat, or exotic pet without depleting your bank account.
When a pet falls ill, many homeowners face the terrible choice between keeping their pet alive and going deep into debt. Luckily, pet insurance eliminates the need to choose. To learn more about pet insurance, call Hudson Veterinary Hospital at (914) 762-0063. Our skilled veterinarians would be happy to discuss the various plan options with you.