Pet Health Insurance: Finding the Best of the Pack
Posted on February 24, 2011 under Pet Health & Safety
When everything in life is going swell, it’s easy to take our pets for granted. The dog is happy to take a walk, play, or rest, and usually loves anything we throw in his bowl.
However, with February being National Responsible Pet Owners Month, it’s a good time to take stock in everything we do for our pets.
Should we research the food we feed them to make sure it’s up to standards? Have we been putting off his annual exam? Maybe now is the time to look into dog insurance.
But how do you know which is the best pet insurance? Here are a few tips:
1. The best pet insurance lets you choose your own veterinarian and any clinic. Finding out that your favorite veterinarian works with a pet insurance company is only half the battle. What if you need help on a day your vet is closed? What if you take your dog on a trip and she gets sick or injured?
2. The best pet insurance coverage will also include older dog insurance. Some pet owners use multiple pet insurance companies because they decided to insure an older dog but their current company has age restrictions. Companies like Pets Best Insurance don’t have any upper age limits.
3. The best pet insurance will cover visits to specialists and emergency clinics. You may have a great vet, but that doesn’t mean he specializes in dog dentals or has the most up-to-date equipment for canine cancer. If your dog needs specialized treatment, you want to know you’re getting the best treatment and you’re covered. Also, if your pet has an emergency in the middle of the night, it’s reassuring to know that you can take him to the doggie ER.
4. The best pet insurance covers wellness exams. Dog health care shouldn’t have to be put on hold because bills are piling up. When one human year equals seven dog years, conditions can arise quickly and need to be caught early. With wellness coverage, your pet’s annual exams, teeth cleanings, and vaccinations don’t have to wait.