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Pets Best Insurance five fast facts

La La the Chihuahua watch dog looks out the window.
By: Dr. Jack Stephens
Pets Best Insurance President

• When a cat rubs you it’s thought to be demonstrating a strong social bond? Of course kitty loves you, but did you know she could also be releasing pheromones which are undetected by humans?

Pheromones are body chemicals that alert other animals of mood. It is thought that cats and dogs can detect these chemicals emanating from humans to determine if we are angry, sad or happy the moment we enter their space or room.

• Wild animals can be trained but still remain ambivalent and unpredictable to human ways. They may appear to acquiesce to our direction but are ultimately “hotwired” to reject this human control, whereas domesticated pets are not.

• Increasing physical activity to 30 minutes a day is proven to be good for overall health in humans and in dogs.Take a walk with your pooch.

• It’s believed that you can reduce your pet’s chances of bladder cancer if he’s fed vegetables 3 times a week. Scottish Terriers, in particular, have a very high incidence of bladder cancer at 30%, which is thought to be genetic. Give your Scottie (or whatever kind of dog you have) some veggies!

• Periodontal disease (infected, heavy tartar on teeth) increases the incidence of heart disease by 6 times in pets. The disease can also damage the kidneys, liver and other organs.

Take the surprise out of pet health care costs with pet insurance

A cat is tended to by a veterinarian.

The cost of pet health care continues to rise as the quality of care increases. Medical advancements have allowed veterinarians to treat more conditions and illnesses than ever before.

Veterinary Practice News has recently released a report on the most costly medical conditions requiring surgery.

Surgery for pets can be expensive; the report reveals that most surgeries end up costing thousands of dollars. This can come as quite a shock to pet owners. For some, this may cause them to have to make a difficult decision if they cannot afford the surgery. No one wants to have to make that kind of decision because they cannot afford the procedure for their pet.

Having dog or cat insurance is something that every pet owner should have for their pets. Pet insurance will cover your pet in the event of accidents or illnesses. Pet insurance companies, like Pets Best Insurance, will even cover other pet health issues like urinary tract issues, diabetes, allergies, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism and intestinal issues as long as they are not pre-existing.

Pet insurance can help make owning a pet more affordable. Take the surprise out of pet care costs by having your pet covered by pet insurance. See how affordable pet insurance can be by calling Pets Best Insurance for a quote at 866-440-2020.

The Most Costly Pet Insurance Claims for Dogs

A white Shih Tzu waits for a command.

With advancements in veterinary medicine, pets are now living healthier and longer lives. Pets can now be treated for numerous aliments that were not treatable just a few years ago. Having dog insurance can help you afford to keep pet health a top priority.

Medical conditions that require surgery are some of the most costly medical insurance claims that pet insurance companies receive. Most surgeries can easily cost several thousand dollars. This means owners without pet insurance would be forced to cover these expenses. For many families, spending thousands of dollars on their pet is not financially possible. For those families that have pet insurance for their pets, surgical treatment is an affordable option.

Pet health insurance isn’t just for times when your pet has a major medical emergency. Some of the most common dog health care problems that require treatment include: ear infections, arthritis, eye infections, and skin allergies. Even though these illnesses don’t pose huge financial threats to owners, their treatment costs can still add up. Having pet insurance can help cover an array of medical issues.

When choosing pet health insurance, make sure you compare pet insurance plans from a variety of companies. Choose the plan that gives you the coverage that best suits the needs of you and your pet. Give Pets Best Insurance a call today at 866-440-2020 to get a quote on a pet insurance plan for your pet.

Why you should avoid giving pets holiday treats

A pug begs for a delicious holiday treat.
Posted by: H.R.
For Pets Best Insurance

According to the American Veterinary Association, table scraps and extra treats should not be given to pets this holiday season. Table food can expose pets to an increased risk of pancreatitis, among other pet health problems. Pancreatitis is caused when the pancreas becomes inflamed from the consumption of rich fatty foods.

Dog pancreatitis is more common during the holiday season due to giving dogs people food. Another reason dogs are more at risk this time of year is due to the fact that they are more prone to get into the garbage to get leftovers. Pancreatitis symptoms can include lethargy, abdominal pain, depression, and lack of appetite.

Pancreatitis is diagnosed via patient history and blood work. Once a diagnosis of pancreatitis is made, your pet will be given medications for the pain and fluid therapy. Keeping your pet adequately hydrated is essential for their recovery. Their blood work will be repeated to monitor that the pancreatic levels are returning to normal.

Being prepared for pet health issues is especially important during the holidays. That’s why it’s a good idea to have a pet health insurance policy for your pet.

Pet health insurance can help pay for emergencies and other illnesses and also provides peace of mind, in knowing you will be prepared if your pet does become ill or injured.

Pancreatitis is a very serious illness that can be easily avoided. Take precautions to ensure that your pet is not fed any table food this holiday season. Make sure to tell any guests to refrain from feeding your pet scraps. If your dog is prone to stealing food or getting into the garbage, it may be a good idea to keep them out certain areas of the house where they have access to the food.

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