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.
By Coleen Ellis, founder of Two Hearts Pet Loss Center, and guest blogger for dog insurance and cat insurance provider Pets Best Insurance.
For many pet parents, the thought of not fully taking care of their pets is inconceivable. After all, many pet parents cover every base for their precious pet including monthly heartguard treatments, flea treatments, annual check-ups, proper pet insurance, and everything else that constitutes the caring love that we have for our furry friends.
Many pet parents are turning to the creation of a pet trust, or a Pet Protection Agreement, to completely spell out the care desired and needed for a pet in the event the pet owner(s) pass away or can no longer take care of their pets.
While many pet parents will include their pets in their will, it’s important to note that a will is often not read until weeks after a funeral. Therefore, there will be some time that passes between the pet parent’s death and the reading of the will where it will be important to specify the care needed for the pets. This will be where the Pet Protection Agreement will be executed to make sure the continuum of care is enacted until the final will is put into play.
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.
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.