In recognition of September being Pet Health Insurance Month, we’re featuring a Pet Insurance 101 series to help you better understand what we do at Pets Best, why we do it, and why you need it.
Chances are, you’re like 91% of pet owners who consider their pet to be a member of the family.* As part of the family, we want our pet to live a long, happy and healthy life. Pet health insurance helps make this possible by reimbursing you on your veterinary bills so affording the best care for your pet isn’t a concern.
Pet insurance reimburses you on your veterinary costs to diagnose and treat your pets for covered illnesses and accidents. The illnesses covered range from short term vomiting and diarrhea, to chronic illnesses such as allergies, cancer, and diabetes. Some of the accidents and injuries covered include broken bones, lacerations, foreign body ingestion, and poisoning. There are also wellness plans available that will help to pay for routine care items like checkups, vaccines, and dental cleanings.
By veterinarians Dr. Marc and Dr. Fiona, for Pets Best, a pet insurance agency for dogs and cats
Fall is in full swing, bringing a whole slew of new reasons pets are taken to the veterinarian’s office. Here are eight common fall-related reasons dogs and cats visit the vet.
Some infectious diseases seem to have a seasonality to them, Parvo is one of them. We tend to see an increase in Parvovirus infections this time of year in unvaccinated puppies. Always make sure your pets are up to date on vaccines!
Just like in people, the poor air quality, increased dust and pollen from changing seasons can trigger allergies in pets as well. While we occasionally see pets with respiratory symptoms, many will present with itchy skin and ear infections.
Cold weather can exacerbate some older pets’ achy joints.
4. Antifreeze Toxicity
Dr. Fiona is a veterinarian and writer for Pets Best, a dog insurance and cat insurance agency.
About the American Curl
Weight: females 5-8lb, males 7-11lb
Points of conformation: Ears have rounded tips that curl back smoothly. Moderate build with well muscled body and moderately length in the leg.
Coat: Flat, silky with long and short haired varieties accepted. Minimal undercoat.
Color: All colors and patterns accepted.
Grooming needs: Low grooming needs, low shedder.
Origin: Lakeland, CA USA
Behavior Traits: Even tempered and quiet.
Is an American Curl cat right for You?
By Arden Moore, a certified dog and cat behaviorist with the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. Arden is an author, radio host, and writer for Pets Best, a cat insurance and dog insurance agency.
Got a bold, confident, curious cat? You know the type – the feline who loves snooping in drawers, watching the happenings in your street from a window perch. He may gain a lot of mental and physical stimulation benefits from leashed walks with you.
Daily walks, when done safely, also help your cat maintain a healthy weight. And your indoor cat will benefit by having the opportunity to explore a varied environment.
Before having your cat join you for a walk in your backyard or neighborhood, consider these tips: