If you’re like many pet owners today, you’ll do whatever it takes to keep your pet happy and healthy. Our plans help make that possible by offering reimbursement levels of 70%, 80% or 90%, after a deductible. We also offer a 100% level of reimbursement.
Dr. Jack L. Stephens, president of Pets Best Insurance, founded pet insurance in the U.S. in 1981 with a mission to end euthanasia when pet owners couldn’t afford veterinary treatment. Dr. Stephens went on to present the first U.S. pet insurance policy to famous television dog, Lassie.
Dr. Matheys is a veterinarian and guest blogger for cat insurance provider, Pets Best Insurance.
Hello. I’m Dr. Jane Matheys from The Cat Doctor Veterinary Hospital and Hotel in Boise,Idaho. Today I’ll be answering a question about cat health from a comment posted on the Pets Best Insurance Facebook page.
Ann says: “I have two neutered, male cats that have been living together for a little over two years now, but sometimes they fight like two strange cats that just met outside. Is there anything I can do to stop the fighting?”
There are different forms of aggression, and sometimes there can be more than one type of aggression going on at the same time. Most often, in cases like yours, it’s probably what we call territorial aggression. We commonly see that when a new cat is added to the household. Typically, the mistake that most people make is that they introduce the cats too quickly. The number one rule is when you are bringing a new cat into the household, you want to introduce him or her to the other cats very slowly.
Height (to shoulder blade): Males 23 to 24 inches tall; Females 21 1/2 to 22 1/2 inches tall
Weight: Males 65 to 75 lbs; Females 55 to 65 lbs
Color: Shades of Golden
Origin: British Isles
Coat: Medium length, dense, water-repellent, feathering on the back forelegs and underbody
Temperament: Reliable, friendly and trustworthy
Life Expectancy: 10 to 12 years
Is a Golden retriever the right dog breed for you?
Golden retrievers are a friendly, eager to please breed originally used in hunting game and fowl. They are intelligent and quick to learn, require a lot of exercise, and do best with rigorous training. They may do an “alarm bark,” but generally aren’t watch dogs. They require a lot of human attention and affection as well as mental stimulation and play to keep them happy. Grooming is generally straightforward.
By Coleen Ellis, founder of Two Hearts Pet Loss Center and guest blogger for pet health insurance provider Pets Best Insurance.
What is a pet trust?
A pet trust is an amazing tool to use for those that are wanting the peace of mind in know that their pet(s) will be taken care of when you no longer can perform those duties. Reasons for which can include your death or a deterioration of your health.
The pet trust operates much like a trust for a human being. The trust will specify to great detail what the instructions are for care of a pet. The details that can be covered in a pet trust include:
-Identifying individuals to care for your pets when you no longer can. Another point to consider in this area is to identify a back up care giver for the pet in the event something should happen to the primary requested caregiver.
-Instructions for caring for your pet – such as dietary needs, feeding instructions, and grooming needs.
Insurance plans offered and administered by Pets Best are underwritten by Independence American Insurance Company, a Delaware Insurance company. Independence American Insurance Company is a member of The IHC Group, an insurance organization composed of Independence Holding Company (NYSE:IHC) and its operating subsidiaries. The IHC Group has been providing life, health and stop loss insurance solutions for nearly 30 years. For information on The IHC Group, visit, www.ihcgroup.com. In states in which Independence American Insurance Company’s new policy form has not yet received regulatory approval, policies will be underwritten by Aetna Insurance Company of Connecticut. To determine the underwriter in your state, please call Pets Best at 1-877-738-7237.
Please note: This blog is designed to be a community where pet owners can learn and share. The views expressed in each post are the opinion of the author and not necessarily endorsed by Pets Best Insurance. Always consult your veterinarian for professional advice.