Pet insurance is health insurance for your dog. Pet insurance pays a large portion of your veterinary bills when your dog gets sick or is injured.
Why do you need pet insurance?
- With pet insurance you and your vet can give your dog the best care without worrying about the cost.
- Pet owners can be shocked when a visit to the emergency or specialist ends up costing thousands of dollars. No one plans for this but it happens every day!
- Veterinary medicine has advanced rapidly over the last few years and today your dog can receive many of the same treatments and medications as you.
- Your dog may be healthy today…but remember that pet insurance is the one thing you can’t buy when you need it the most…you’ve got to plan ahead and insure your dog when they are healthy.
It is a great peace of mind knowing that if your dog does unfortunately need veterinary attention at some stage in their life…and they will…that they can receive the very best of treatment including referral to specialists if required with out having to worry about the cost.
When is the best time to get pet insurance?
It pays to get pet insuance for your dog when it’s a puppy as there are usually few or no pre-existing conditions. But some companies do provide pet insurance for healthy, older pets. Remember, pet insurance is one thing you can’t get when you need it most…you must plan ahead.
How much does pet insurance cost?
Dogs come in different shapes and sizes, and so do pet insurance policies. Many companies let you design a custom plan to fit your dog’s needs and your budget. Policies often start around $10/month. Some companies also offer discounts for insuring multiple pets, paying for your policy annually, microchipping your pet, and spaying or neutering your pet.
We have no connection with the insurance companies and make nothing out of recommending that you take up their policies but experience has shown us that those pet owners who didn’t take out insurance on their pet only regret it when something happens.
If you wish to take out insurance and ‘re not sure which policy is right for you, you can compare companies and their pet insurance policies at Pet Insurance Review to to find the one that’s right for you and your dog.
While we cannot recommend any one company or policy over another, we will be able to give you general information on insurance and explain many of the terms and conditions to you during your next visit or phone call 775.827.3033 to the Animal Medical Center of Reno Dog Hospital.